Beakuency welcomes Bill Cook, Claverack-native, Professor Emeritus of ornithology, and curator of the Columbia-Greene Community College Natural History Museum. Bill is not only an expert birder himself but also a huge supporter of the local birder community. He has helped others to become better birders and find careers in the environmental field for nearly 50 years. He shares stories of his birding trips, his work as an ornithologist, and his encounter with “The Feather Thief” as a teacher.
On Feb 10th, the public is invited to the Museum’s open house. This rare opportunity to view its ornithological collection is organized by the Alan Devoe Bird Club in Columbia County. Chris Franks, the coordinator from the club, joins the conversation to discuss details of the event, the scientific value of the collection and some oddities in the exhibits.
Alan Devoe Bird Club