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Nuttall Ornithological Club

North America's oldest club dedicated to ornithology.

video © 2014 Shiloh Schulte, from his presentation Arctic Shorebirds of Coats Island, Canada on November 3, 2014.

Nuttall Ornithological Club

Thomas Nuttall

Founded in 1873, the Nuttall Ornithological Club was the first organization in North America devoted to ornithology. During the Club’s 125 years, its members have included the premier names in the field of ornithology, such as William Brewster, Ludlow Griscom, and Roger Tory Peterson. A primary goal of the club is to publish ornithological literature. Meetings are held monthly at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and feature speakers from all areas of ornithological expertise.

Nuttall Ornithological Club


Held monthly at Harvard University, Cambridge, MA. Guest attendance is by member invitation, or by registering in advance (look for "Guest Attendance" at the top of the page).
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