Eugenia Becker heronflight99 at yahoo.com
Sun Sep 8 22:10:57 PDT 2019

Salem Audubon Society Birder’s Night - Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - 6:30 PM
The Carrier Room - First United Methodist Church,   600 State Street, Salem 
  “Southern Africa Birds and Beasts” 
--Paul and Roxy Evans
Most wildlife enthusiasts have an African safari on their bucket list.  If you are one of those, you can vicariously accompany Paul and Roxy Evans on their 2018 trip to Southern Africa, building dreams of your own African safari or reliving your own experiences at Salem Audubon Society’s opening Birder’s Night program of the 2019-2020 season, this Tuesday at 6:30 pm in the Carrier Room of the First United Methodist Church, 600 State Street, Salem.  Paul and Roxy will share pictures and tales of their trip to South Africa (Cape Town and Sabi Sands game reserve), Zambia (Victoria Falls area), Zimbabwe, and Botswana (Okavango Delta).  They saw and photographed numerous birds, from the large and dramatic Saddle-billed Stork to the tiny, multi-colored Little Bee Eater; many of the antelope species in Southern Africa;  and big cats, including a leopard mother grooming her cub.  They will share some of what they have learned about these fascinating birds and beasts and discuss how the local ecology affects avian and mammal habitat.

A native of Massachusetts, Dr. Paul Evans is a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine who completed various post-doctoral fellowships, practiced military medicine in the US Army for 26 years, and retired in 2018 as Vice Dean of the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific Northwest in Lebanon, Oregon.  He has had a life-long interest in birds, doing research in the Everglades as a student and actively birding in the many places he has lived.

Roxanne Evans is a native of Idaho with degrees in nutrition and health care administration.  She also spent over 20 years with the US Army, including leadership roles at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington DC, and other military facilities.  She retired in 1994 from the position of Chief Operating Officer of Reynolds Army Community Hospital, Ft. Sill, Oklahoma.  She became interested in photography through macro photography of gemstones, but developed an interest in photographing birds in 2017.  Somehow, in a few short years she has developed an expert’s eye for wildlife photography, and her photographs of birds and animals are exceptional.

When not traveling, Paul and Roxy now “winter” in the Palm Springs area of California, returning to Salem for spring through fall activities.  While in Salem, they are regulars at SAS bird walks.

Birder’s Night is a monthly program presented by Salem Audubon Society on the second Tuesday of each month from September through May.  Meetings are free and open to the public and are held in the Carrier Room of the United First Methodist Church, 600 State Street.  The church asks that all attending use the State Street entrance.  Salem Audubon always appreciates donations to support its conservation, education and stewardship programs.  

For more information contact the Audubon office at (503) 588-7340.

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