Monthly Chapter Meeting - Today’s "Birding" Office

Today’s “Birding” Office
Presented by Sharon Stiteler, Bird Blogger and Storyteller

Sharon Stiteler’s goal is to get paid go bird watching. Her “offices” have been such things as laying in the middle of a corn field watching eagles, or flying 100 feet above the Mississippi River to counting ducks. Her talk is based on her popular blog entries, including the “Horned Guan Death March” (climbing 4 hours up a volcano in Guatemala to search for a rare tree chicken), trying to find a reasonable bathroom while birding in Kazakhstan, or misadventures while searching for the ivory-billed Woodpecker.

Ms. Stiteler was given a Peterson Field Guide to Birds when she was seven years old and has loved birds ever since. Since 1997, her goal has been to get paid to go birding.

Sharon writes the popular birding blog Birdchick (www.birdchick.com). Her story-telling has been included in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, WildBird Magazine, Outdoor News, Birds & Blooms, and seen on the NBC Nightly News. For several years she has made regular appearances on Twin Cities’ TV and radio stations. Sharon wrote the books “Disapproving Rabbits” and “City Birds/Country Birds”. She has also worked as a National Park Ranger, and has managed a Wild Bird Store.

Everyone is invited to this free Saint Paul Audubon program on Thursday, January 10, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. at the Fairview Community Center, 1910 West County Road B in Roseville, just west of Fairview Avenue. The event is open to the public with free parking. A social time with refreshments begins at 6:45.  For more information, call Linda Goodspeed at 651-647-1452.