[birding] Fw: TUESDAY SALEM AUDUBON BIRDER'S NIGHT VISITS AUSTRALIA
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Sat Mar 10 20:45:51 PST 2018
Birder’s Night –6:30 PM, Tuesday, March 13, 2018
The Carrier Room – First United Methodist Church, 600 State Street, Salem
“A Taste of Australia”
-Program and photos by Glen Lindeman
If you have ever wished you could go on a birding trip to Australia your opportunity to experience what it would be like is at Birder’s Night, Tuesday, March 13, in the Carrier Room of the First Methodist Church, 600 State Street. In November 2016 Glen Lindeman, long-time member of Salem Audubon Society, participated in a month-long birding trip to points in northern and eastern Australia. The group of 16 was led by Fred Ramsey of Corvallis Audubon Society. Also birding with the group was Dorothy Kimball of SAS.
Colorful fruit-doves, perky fairy wrens, and gorgeous honey-eaters were among the 300 species the group listed. Although about 25 were species which also occur in the US, the remainder were all “lifers” for Glen. When asked which were his favorites, Glen replied, “I enjoyed all the places and all the birds equally.” Dorothy Kimball said in some places the shrubs were absolutely full of colorful birds. Cockatoos were numerous and the group saw both cuckoos and kookaburras. The red-headed honey-eater was one of Dorothy’s favorites.
The group visited many well-known birding spots including Sydney Botanical Gardens, Gluepot Reserve, Darwin Botanical Gardens (where the heat and humidity were hard to bear), Kingfisher Park, and others. Don’t miss this chance to take an armchair tour of Australia’s birds and wildlife with Glen Lindeman, outstanding birder and photographer.
Glen has been a member of Salem Audubon since 1988 when he moved to Salem from Corvallis. His primaary activities since retiring in 2005 have been travel, birding and photography, He is chairman of Salem Audubon’s field trip committee and helps organize and lead birding trips throughout Oregon, including the Oregon Coast, Malheur Wildlife Refuge and Summer Lake. He currently splits his time between Salem and Richmond, Texas.
Birder’s Night is a monthly program presented by Salem Audubon Society on the second Tuesday of each month from September through May. Enter through State Street Office entrance (white door). Meetings are free and open to the public and begin at 6:30. Salem Audubon always appreciates donations to support its conservation, education and stewardship programs. For more information, call the Audubon office at 503-588-7340.
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