Date: 11/8/18 8:39 am From: Jennifer Rycenga <gyrrlfalcon...> Subject: [pen-bird] Joe Morlan on Birds in New Zealand and beyond - tonight, November 8, at Sequoia Audubon monthly meeting
Dear Local Birders - Hope to see many of you tonight at Sequoia Audubon’s monthly public meeting. Joe Morlan, a long-time Sequoia Audubon member and California birding legend, will be speaking on his travels in New Zealand. The meeting is held at the San Mateo Garden Center, on Parkside Way, just off of Alameda de las Pulgas in San Mateo. Free, accessible, and open to all. Snacks are served starting at 6:30 pm, and the meeting proper begins at 7:00. See you there!
Joe Morlan will describe the birds and wildlife encountered while on a two-week trip to New Zealand in January 2017. Joe will describe his adventures on the ship "Professor Khromov" visiting some of the more remote islands on Earth. Access is limited to these uninhabited outposts where numerous penguins, petrels and albatrosses inhabit the Subantarctic seascape. Of particular interest are island endemics such as Snares Penguin and Campbell Island Teal. New Zealand is home to some of the world's most imperiled birds including the South Island Takahe, North Island Kokako, North Island Saddleback, Rifleman, Stitchbird and the bizarre Wrybill. Join us for what promises to be an entertaining and informative presentation.
Joe Morlan is a California birding legend who has taught field ornithology at City College of San Francisco since 1978. He is the coauthor of "Birds of San Francisco and the Bay Area" and "Birds of Northern California." He has served as Chair of the California Bird Records Committee and was the recipient of the 2010 ABA Ludlow Griscom Award for contributions to regional ornithology.