Date: 4/17/17 8:35 am From: David Farner <dfarner...> Subject: [Va-bird] Northern Virginia Bird Club Meeting Wednesday, April 19 - "A Million Penguins"
The Northern Virginia Bird Club will hold its April meeting on Wednesday, April 19 at St. Andrews Episcopal Church, 4000 Lorcom Lane, Arlington, VA, 22207 at 8:00 pm Directions can be found in the Siskin and on our web page at www.nvabc.org<http://www.nvabc.org/>.
Bill Young will give a presentation entitled: "A Million Penguins: Watching Penguins in the Antarctic"
In 2016 Bill took a cruise from southern Argentina to the Falklands, South Georgia and the Antarctic Peninsula. On the trip he saw an estimated one million penguins from 7 species. His presentation will focus on the each of the species, with special emphasis on their biology and behavior and on the environmental issues affecting them. Penguins are found as far north as the Galapagos Islands, but to see large numbers of them, you need to travel to more southerly waters.
Bill is a writer from Arlington and has traveled to all seven continents to observe birds and wildlife. In 2014 his book The Fascination of Birds: From the Albatross to the Yellowthroat was published by Dover Publication.
Early bird refreshments start at 7:30. Any contributions of food or beverage will be most gratefully received.
David Farner Vice President, Programs, Northern Virginia Bird Club Arlington, Virginia