For this month's meeting, we had an election of new club officers. 12 young birders attended the election, and officers for Treasurer, Girl's Membership Coordinator, Field Trip Coordinator, Secretary and Club Journalist were elected. Congratulations to Ander Buckley, the Treasurer, Tucker Beamer, the Secretary, Ezra Staengl, the field trip coordinator, Charlotte Clements, the girls' membership coordinator, and Ira Lianez, the Club Journalist for becoming new officers. We also played 'Name That Bird', where teams would compete against each other to name the most birds. One teammate would randomly pick a piece of paper from a bag with a type of bird on it and would have to describe the species to the other teammates, who would have to guess the name of the bird. Some birds were easy ones we were very familiar with (such as Indigo Bunting), while others weren't (such as Red-crested Cardinal). The winning team was able to guess 22 bird species from the descriptions. The club discussed upcoming field trips for October, November and December. To finish the meeting, we had the club's traditional 10 minute birding challenge to see which team could observe the most species.
By Ira Lianez