Belted Kingfisher

Photographing Birds in Eastern Massachusetts and Beyond

Photographing Birds in Eastern Massachusetts and Beyond

Boston Camera Club
Location: All Saints Church
1773 Beacon Street
Brookline, MA 02445

Date: Tuesday April 25, 2017
Time: 7:00 PM

Over the last ten years, bird and wildlife photography has seen a surge in popularity— thanks in large part to vast improvements in digital technology. Digital cameras are better, easier to use, and more affordable than ever. But how do you choose the right one? And once you have the camera, what’s next? Where do you go? When should you get there? And how do you turn those great looks you’re getting into memorable images that truly capture the moment?

Don’t panic. Wildlife photographer and educator Shawn Carey has you covered. Join Shawn as he expertly guides you through these topics, and shares some tricks of the trade to help you truly enjoy your experience. He’ll explore three Mass Audubon properties plus a few other “hot spot” locations—Museum of American Bird Art, Daniel Webster Wildlife Sanctuary and Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary— all of which have observation or photo blinds to help get you closer to birds and other wildlife. Along with stories of his own experiences in the field, and lots of give-and-take with the audience, the gathering is sure to be eye-opening and lively.

Wildlands Trust, Plymouth, MA

Wildlands Trust
675 Long Pond Road
Plymouth, MA 02360
774-343-5121

Date: Thursday February 23, 2017
Time: 7:00 PM

“A Wing and a Care” Building a Future for Birds
Latest video from Migration Productions
Produced by Jim Grady and Shawn Carey
Graphics Sabina Grady
Narrated by Ken Lacouture
Script writer Devin Griffiths
Sound Track Chris Duval


Snowy Owls, Atlantic Puffins, and American Kestrels are connected by more than simply a resemblance of form or function. A crucial thread ties them together: each one has an advocate committed to protecting it and educating others about its plight. Migration Productions’ latest work, “A Wing And A Care,” opens a window onto the lives of these three birds, and introduces you to the men dedicated to their preservation and survival.

 For more than 30 years, Norman Smith has been studying Snowy Owls. Through his Snowy Owl Project, which he started in 1981, Smith has banded and released 700 birds, shedding light on migration routes, learning their habits, and gaining insight into their lifestyles. Along the way, Smith has given countless public presentations in his relentless effort to promote Snowy Owl conservation.
Four decades ago, Dr. Stephen Kress founded Project Puffin with the goal of restoring Atlantic Puffins to Maine’s Eastern Egg Rock—a historical breeding site that had been empty of puffins for nearly a century. Thanks to Dr. Kress’ vision and more than half a lifetime of dedicated and tireless work, he has done what many thought impossible: the Puffins are back, and Eastern Egg Rock is once again home to a thriving colony of these delightful birds.
Tom Sayers is a retired schoolteacher and keen observer of the natural world. Deeply involved in the Connecticut birding community, Sayers began to see a sharp decline in the local population of American Kestrels. In 2010, Sayers took action, launching a groundbreaking program to establish and monitor Kestrel nest boxes, banding each year’s new birds. Over the course of six seasons, he’s banded over 500 fledgling Kestrels, collecting valuable data and shining a light on the habits and health of this magnificent falcon.
 “A Wing And A Care” follows the stories of these three men as they work to protect the birds they love, and shows how a single individual can make a world of difference in the life of a bird. And it asks a critical question: how can each one of us get involved and help build a better future for these incredible birds?