Halifax River Audubon
Halifax River Audubon A Florida Chapter of the National Audubon Society
Serving The Greater Daytona Beach Area

December Chapter Meeting

12/21/2020 at 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Event Description

Join us for a Zoom meeting beginning at 6:30 pm. The program begins at 7:00 pm and will be a video interview with "Dr. Frank Chapman." Dr. Chapman actually died 75 years ago but Tallahassee writer and conservationist, James Huffstod, will be appearing in character as Dr. Chapman. Dr. Chapman was an avid self-taught ornithologist famous for his extensive and detailed studies of the life histories, geographic distribution, and systematic relationships of North and South American birds. He was associate editor of Auk (1894), the leading U.S. ornithology journal of his day, and founded and edited the magazine Bird-Lore (1899).

His most important works include:

Handbook of Birds of Eastern North America (1895),

The Distribution of Bird-Life in Colombia (1917),

The Distribution of Birds of the Urubamba Valley, Peru (1921), and

The Distribution of Bird-Life in Ecuador (1926).

He joined the staff of the American Museum of Natural History in 1888 as assistant to Joel Asaph Allen . In 1901 he was made associate Curator of Mammals and Birds and in 1908 Curator of Birds.

Among his many contributions to the natural world Chapman was the founder of the Christmas Bird Count the longest running citizen science project in history. Through old photos and his deep research Jim gives us a fascinating look at this giant of conservation biology. A brief business meeting will follow.

This meeting will be a virtual meeting conducted over Zoom.  (For detailed information about preparing to join a Zoom meeting with us click here.)

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Frank Chapman
Frank Chapman