News - 2016 Annual Dinner

Reporet on the 2016 Annual Dinner and Awards Program — 3/8/2016

The Society's Annual Meeting & Dinner was held at the Liederkranz Club on March 8 2016. The featured speaker and recipient of the 2015 Eisenmann Medal for excellence in ornithology and encouragement of the amateur was Professor Tim R Birkhead, FRS from the University of Sheffield. His presentation entitled "What it's like to be an ornithologist" provided a personal and often humorous account of his own career, beginning as a small boy with a natural curiosity in birds that blossomed over time into a very successful academic career that uses birds to understand the evolution of mating systems.

The Awards and Program


Andrew Rubenfeld, newly elected President of the Linnaean Society of New York by Sherry Felix


Tim Birkhead receiving the Eisenmann Medal from Andrew Rubenfeld, President of the Linnaean Society of New York by Angus Wilson

Tim Birkhead with coauthor and research collaborator Bob Montgomerie, Professor of Reproductive Strategies, Queens University, Kingston, Ontario by Angus Wilson


Andrew Rubenfeld holding Tim Birkhead's new book "The Most Perfect Thing: Inside (and Outside) a Bird's Egg" by Angus Wilson


Tim Birkhead by Neil Emond


Tim Birkhead by Neil Emond


Tim Birkhead by Neil Emond


Tim Birkhead by Neil Emond


Tim Birkhead by Neil Emond


After the lecture, Dale Dancis and Tim Birkhead by Neil Emond


Sherry Feilx and Tim Birkhead's book signing by Neil Emond

Socializing Before the Dinner


by Neil Emond


Before the dinner by Sherry Felix


by Neil Emond


by Neil Emond


by Neil Emond


Helen Hays by Neil Emond


Stephen Chang, treasurer by Neil Emond


Alice Deutsch by Neil Emond

the dinner


The Salad by Neil Emond


by Neil Emond


by Neil Emond


by Neil Emond


by Sherry Felix


by Sherry Felix


by Sherry Felix


by Sherry Felix


by Sherry Felix


Rochelle Thomas, recording secretary (third from left)


Angus Wilson and Andrew Rubenfeld (rear) with Lydia and Megan, and Linnaean secretaries (second and third from left)


The killer chocolate desert

A sampling of items in the Silent Auction


Explore Central Park by Ken Chaya. item for the Silent Auction bid


Tour of WBF with Rita McMahon, item for the Silent Auction bid by Sherry Felix


Little Ringed Plover - art by Peter Prall, Item for the Silent Auction bid by Sherry Felix


Mallard Banana Stand made by Chuck McAlexander, item for the Silent Auction by Sherry Felix


Raffle Prize winner by Neil Emond


Raffle Prize winner by Neil Emond