Thu, 12 Aug | Malanda

WORLD BIRDS YOU MUST SEE – COSTA RICA & ECUADOR

Join Martin Willis for a talk on some of the extraordinary species of birds from central and south America.
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WORLD BIRDS YOU MUST SEE – COSTA RICA & ECUADOR

Time and location

12 Aug, 7:30 pm AEST
Malanda, 12-20 English St, Malanda QLD 4885, Australia

About the event

Martin believes that there is no better way to brighten your day than to observe beautiful birds. 

"When it comes to beautiful and interesting birds Australia has been dealt a pretty good hand. What other country can boast to be the origin of all songbirds, or to have the finest array of spectacular parrots. We are also home to the Gouldian Finch arguably, the most spectacular and popular of all aviary birds. However, we don’t have toucans, macaws or secretary birds.  

In fact, world-wide there are approximately 11,000 species of birds, of which Australia has a mere 830. Some industrious individuals attempt to see and identify every world bird. For me this is an impossible task, so I have formulated a fall-back position which for want of a better description I call ‘bucket list birding’. This list is of the most spectacular or interesting world birds that I would like to experience.

This presentation will highlight those of my 'bucket list birds' seen and photographed in Southern and Central America together with the places to find them and other interesting wildlife seen along the way."

Martin Willis is a professional wildlife photographer and has made brilliant bird presentations to the public before, usually to a packed house! 

The presentation will be run according to the COVID-safe rules established by the Malanda Hotel and check-in or sign-in requirements will be required. If members wish to enjoy a meal in the Malanda Hotel beforehand, it will be helpful to the staff, and ensure a more timely meal, to book in by telephone beforehand on (07) 4096 7720.

For more information, please contact me on 4096 6171 or email peter.valentine@jcu.edu.au. You can also register your interest, comment, or RSVP on Facebook.

We look forward to seeing you there! 

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