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Photography Tour of Australian Birds

When: Saturday October 19 - 7pm

Where: Cobscook Institute, Trescott Twp or ZOOM

Virtual details: To be announced soon

Cost: Free 

Description: Australia, the mysterious land down under, is known to many of us through “Crocodile Dundee”. We think of poisonous snakes, giant saltwater crocodiles, nasty spiders, and deadly hot deserts. While all these things are found in Australia, it also has many very unusual birds. Some of these birds are quite
bizarre like the Emu, an ostrich-like bird found in arid areas. Many others are beautiful and brightly colored such as the Rainbow Lorikeet. We will take a photo tour of New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland concentrating on many of the birds found in these states. Along the way we will see photos
of Australian landscapes, of unusual mammals and reptiles, wildflowers, and small towns. 


For more information contact moosehornfriends@gmail.com 

Covid-19: This event will be held outside. If you are feeling ill or have flu-like symptoms we ask that you don't attend. Hand sanitizer will be on hand, masks are optional but encouraged if we are gathered together. 

About the Presenter:
 

Woody Gillies has had an interest in birds since his mother introduced him to backyard birding at an
early age. When he was in junior high, he tagged along with his older brother who was taking a field ornithology course in college. Woody is a retired Professor Emeritus from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY where he taught chemistry and directed graduate research in microwave spectroscopy. He was a member of the Hudson-Mohawk Bird Club in upstate New York as well as Mass Audubon. Woody has birded in the Canadian Maritimes, Central America, Australia, and Europe. He has been interested in nature photography most of his adult life and has photographed birds wherever birding takes him.