Bird Walk in conjunction with Glimmerglass Film Days

12nov8:00 am11:00 amBird Walk in conjunction with Glimmerglass Film Days8:00 am - 11:00 am(GMT-05:00)

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Saturday, November 12, 2022 – Bird Walk at 8am – Film follows at 9:45 – Fenimore Art Museum.

Full Circle is a film that celebrates one woman’s triumph in conservation: the Great Gull Island Project, Helen Hays’ 50-year quest to save two species of threatened seabirds. During her long-term study, she vastly increased the numbers of nesting Roseate and Common Terns on a small, uninhabited island in Long Island Sound. The film reveals the nesting season of the terns up close  – arrival, courtship, hatching, feeding, fledging  – and highlights the myriad of volunteers fostered & inspired by Hays over the decades; her extensive collaboration with scientists in Argentina, Brazil and the Azores; and also her remarkable and heartwarming connection with a small fishing village on the north coast of Brazil. Hays’ dedication has helped complete an important circle, not only in conservation efforts, but also in connecting people from all over the globe…people who were once strangers, are now friends & colleagues working together for a common cause.

Post-screening discussion with filmmaker Anne Via McCollough

Prior to the film at 8 am, join Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society trip leaders Becky Gretton, Sandy Bright, and Charlie Scheim for a local bird walk to complement the documentary feature, Full Circle. Participants will meet promptly at 8:00 am outside the entrance to the Fenimore Art Museum. The walk will take participants through the Fenimore grounds, along the shores of Otsego Lake and will loop around back to the starting point. People should bring binoculars and dress for the weather conditions. This program is free and open to the public. Birdwatchers of all levels – novice to expert – are welcome to attend!

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November 12, 2022 8:00 am - 11:00 am(GMT-04:00)


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