The AMNH was a grand place to see birds in their exhibit displays as I recalled in my early youth (well still is) . In addition, with approval from the Brooklyn Bird Club council, we can add to the funds for a new Observation Blind . Thanks, Peter ( I gave $50.00 already for a start so only 450.00 to go.)
P. S> This may become a Birdathon IBMD ( http://www.birdday.org/) fundraising drive for the BBC to adopt , the Birdathon done annually in May, this year the 20th IMBD anniversary falling on May 12th. So, either now or later..... also, I invited Ms Hays to present an eve program for us, likely in early Fall.. stay tune for the spring newsletter in April and our website calendar on this proposal..
Observation blinds there were built between 1980 and 1984 need to be rebuilt and I would love to start replacing them this spring. The blinds are important for monitoring the colony, behavioral; studies as well as photographing different sections of the island. The wood for each blind cost about $500.00 . In recognition of a donation of $500.00 or more from your organization or from an individual , a naming plague will be affixed to a respective blind.It would be wonderful if the Brooklyn Bird Club or an interested individual could sponsor blind, but it would also help , if this is not possible , if a contribution of any size could be made toward the blind rebuilding project.
We will have a day trip to Great Gull Island for donors to the rebuilding project to see the progress made with the blinds, meet the researchers and see the terns, their chicks and young.