September 20 (Wed.) – Falkland Islands and South Georgia: Antarctic Wildlife Spectacular by Kevin Watson. They may be Earth’s greatest but least-known wildlife destination: the remote Falkland Islands and South Georgia are the breeding and nesting grounds for many of the bird and mammal species that inhabit the rich but stormy waters surrounding Antarctica. We’ll see glacial plains filled with countless thousands of King Penguins, majestic albatrosses gliding a few feet overheard, huge Elephant Seals battling on the beaches, and much more. Join photographer Kevin Watson for an unforgettable wildlife voyage to the other end of the Earth!
Kevin Watson is a local birder and photographer. He and nature writer Jim Wright are co-authors of the coffee-table book “Hawk Mountain: the World’s First Raptor Sanctuary” about the world-famous hawk watching site in Pennsylvania, and his photographs have appeared in many local and national magazines. He may sometimes be seen skulking around the Allendale Celery Farm, but has been known to travel further afield. He is particularly fond of South American, with many stamps in his passport from Ecuador, Peru and Childe, but his quest for birds and photographs has also taken him to Iceland, Japan, India, Bhutan, and even Garret Mountain. Born in London, he now lives in Bergen County, NJ.
October 18 (Wed.) – TBA
November 15 (Wed.) – Birdsong: Nature’s Chorus by Gabriel Willow. Possibly one of the most delightful behaviors birds have evolved is their ability to sing. Birdsongs has inspired poets and musicians for millennia, and may be the source behind our own song and music. As any serious birder knows, learning birdsong is also essential to locating and identifying birds; many species are much easier to hear than to see. In this program, naturalist and educator Gabriel Willow will explore the world of birdsong, the morphology and biology behind it, and how to identify some of the more common songs in our area.
Gabriel Willow is and Educator and Urban Naturalist with a particular passion for birds. He has a background in Human Ecology and Conservation Biology. He leads tours and teaches classes for NYC Audubon, Wave Hill, and others, and was the Senior Naturalist at the Prospect Park Audubon Center in Brooklyn for several years. He has led tours to all five Boroughs, throughout NY, and abroad. He co-created an innovative interactive citizen science program & app called The WildLab. He is also an illustrator and DJ.
MONTHLY PROGRAMS & MEETINGS on Wednesdays at Teaneck Creek Conservancy, Puffin Way, Teaneck. Business Meeting at 7:30pm. Programs begin at 8pm. All programs are free and open to the public.
Location: Teaneck Creek Conservancy
20 Puffin Way, Teaneck, NJ
Refreshments available prior to meeting
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