Monday January 9, 2012
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Location: Knox Crescent Kensington and First Presbyterian Church, 625 Godfrey Avenue, NDG
INTERNATIONAL BIRDING AT ITS BEST: AUSTRALIA IN OCTOBER
Pierre Bannon and Nick Acheson recently participated in a three-week birding tour of eastern Australia organized by Laval Roy. Thirteen birders from Quebec took part, guided by two experts on Australian birds working for the company Tropical Birding.
Pierre and Nick will begin the evening with a discussion of international birding: where you might go, what touring companies offer their services, what conditions you might expect, and how much it will cost. They will then describe the highlights of their Australia trip, discussing the different habitats visited, several bird families unique to Australasia or Asia, and some of the most interesting and colourful species seen (a total of 433 species were listed by the group). Pierre’s photographs will illustrate the presentation. If time permits, Nick and Pierre will briefly discuss other areas they have visited (Antarctica, Galapagos, Ecuador, and Venezuela