by Eric Reuter

Many folks contributed a wide variety of amateur and professional photography (local, national and international) along with birding tales to our crowd-sourced November Meeting. The subjects included Black Swifts in Colorado, an Ohio birding festival, Three Creeks Conservation Area and other local natural areas, and a Kenyan safari. Many thanks to all our contributors, including (in presentation order) Eric Reuter, Ian Cost, John Rapp, John Besser, Dan Hemmelgarn, Jim Gast, Donna Brunet, Joanna Reuter, and Kris Hagglund. Special thanks should go to John Besser and Kris Hagglund for organizing and managing this event, which took a lot of work to coordinate. Below are just a few of the many wonderful images and narratives enjoyed by meeting attendees.

Cedar Waxwings at Forum Nature Area

Cedar Waxwings at Forum Nature Area – by Ian Cost

Eastern Screech-Owl

Eastern Screech-Owl – by Jim Gast, copyright 2017. Used by permission.

Black Swift nest location

Black Swift nest location in Ouray, CO – by Eric Reuter


Long_billed_Dowitcher – by John Besser