Date: 6/11/24 4:23 am
From: <marciaaabrahams...> <marciaaabrahams...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Don't miss tomorrow evening's Queens County Bird Club meeting featuring Donna Schulman "Cockatoos, Fairy-Wrens & Roos: Australia in Bits & Pieces"
Don't miss tomorrow evening's Queens County Bird Club meeting. It will be held on Wednesday, June 12, 2024, at 7:30 PM at Alley Pond Environmental Center, 229-10 Northern Boulevard, Douglaston, NY 11362.

Donna Schulman will present "Cockatoos, Fairy-Wrens, & Roos:  Australia in Bits & Pieces" 
Australia! Home of unique, endearing birds and mammals, bucket list destination for many a birder. With over 850 avian species and a geographic size as large as the continental U.S., where do you start? Donna visited Australia in 2022, dividing her time between the Northern Territory and the area around Melbourne, birding with a tour group, on her own, and with a private guide. Habitats birded ranged from the endangered savanna woodlands of Lee Point to the billabongs and sandstone walks of Kakadu N.P. (where you can also see aboriginal rock drawings) to the coastal heaths of Wilsons Prom to the ocean cliffs of the Nobbies. There will be photographs and video, of course, as Donna talks about the rewards and challenges of bird travel in an upside-down country where the parrots are wild, the people drive on the wrong side of the road, and no tipping is required.
BIODonna learned how to bird with QCBC and has branched out to Central & South America, Africa, SE Asia, Europe, and Australia. A former academic labor educator and library director, she reviews books for 10,000 Birds and Birding magazine and discusses best birding books with the members of the Birding Book Club on the American Birding Association podcast. Donna’s photographs have been featured in Birding and Birdwatching Magazine, the publications and social media of N.J. Audubon and Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the educational signage of Negri-Nepote Grasslands in N.J. and a tern colony somewhere in Germany. She is a past editor of QCBC’s News and Notes.
Please arrive early since the front door must be locked after the meeting starts. 

Marcia AbrahamsVP/Programs CoordinatorQueens County Bird Club
Email:  <MarciaAAbrahams...>


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