News - 2017 Annual Dinner

Report on the 2017 Annual Dinner and Awards Program — 3/14/2017

The Society's Annual Meeting & Dinner was held at the Liederkranz Club on March 14 2016. The featured speaker and recipient of the 2015 Eisenmann Medal for excellence in ornithology and encouragement of the amateur was Peter Harrison. Harrison has written and illustrated over a dozen books of which his Seabirds: An Identification Guide is considered to be the bible of seabird identification. First published in 1983, it was awarded the “Best Bird Book of the Year” award by the prestigious journal British Birds. Peter Harrison gave a very lively and enjoyable talk on his life's exploits while researching seabirds.

The Awards and Program


Peter Harrison and Andrew Rubenfeld, President of the Linnaean Society of New York

Some of the team of Helpers

Socializing Before the Dinner

the dinner

Photographs by Shirley Metz, Susan Opotow and Sherry Felix