[CT Birds] Birders invited to a talk on birds and wildlife of South Africa

Sunrise Birding sunrisebirding at aol.com
Mon Jan 7 05:33:55 EST 2013


Greetings Birders,
Apologies for the general post but this might be of interest to birders 
in the central Connecticut and Greater New Haven area.  

I will be giving a talk about the birds and wildlife of South Africa 
(description below) on Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at 7 PM at 
the monthly meeting of Naugatuck Valley Audubon Society 
at Kellogg Environmental Center, 500 Hawthorne Avenue, 
Derby, CT.  The talk is open to the public. 
For more information or if you have any questions 
please feel free to contact me at gina at sunrisebirding.com 
or go to http://naugatuckvalleyaudubon.org/ 
and click on monthly programs. 

BIRDING UNDER SOUTH AFRICAN SKIES 
The southern tip of Africa is one of the greatest biodiversity hotspots 
in the world and attracts birders, botanists and mammal enthusiasts from 
around the globe. Harboring a multitude of endemic birds, the classic 
African mammals, and a rich and unique botanical heritage, the multi-ethnic 
nation of South Africa stands out as a wonderful destination for nature 
enthusiasts. The Cape Peninsula, often called the "Jewel of South Africa", 
offers spectacular, rugged scenery that is home to penguins, ostriches, 
several types of antelope, and unique "fynbos" vegetation. Further into 
the interior of the country, the world renowned Kruger National Park is 
one of the largest game reserves in Africa and is home to lions, leopards, 
elephants, and giraffes and more than 500 species of birds. This program 
chronicles a journey from the Cape Peninsula up to Kruger National Park 
with vivid photos of birds, animals and stunning landscapes and describes 
what it is like to travel and bird in this varied and sometimes distinctly 
un-African country.

Gina Nichol
Branford, CT 




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