Author Katie Fallon to Give Keynote AddressPosted on by Dan
Katie Fallon, author of the forthcoming Ruka Press book Cerulean Blues: A Personal Search for a Vanishing Songbird, will give the keynote address at the Brooks Bird Club’s annual meeting on October 22. The Brooks Bird Club, headquartered in Wheeling, West Virginia, was founded in 1932. It is an independent, educational, non-profit organization dedicated to promoting â€œthe study and enjoyment of birds and other elements of the natural world.â€ The club, which has four chapters throughout West Virginia, conducts breeding and migratory bird surveys, takes trips to important bird areas, and publishes a newsletter, the quarterly journal The Redstart, and the Birding Guide to West Virginia.
This yearâ€™s annual meeting will be held October 21â€“23 at Bethany College in Wheeling, WV. Fallon will speak at the clubâ€™s banquet on Saturday evening. In addition to discussing the plight of the cerulean warbler, Katie will read portions of her book and show slides from her cerulean adventures, which took her from West Virginia and Tennessee all the way to BogotÃ¡, Colombia, and beyond. Because approximately 80% of the worldâ€™s cerulean warblers breed in Central Appalachia, this species is of great interest to the Brooks Bird Club and to other regional bird groups.