Birder’s Night on Tuesday, January 12, will be our annual Photo-Sharing Night. As usual, we will have several SAS members sharing their best birding pictures and experiences. As is our practice this fall during COVID, the program will be held at 6:30 pm via a Zoom Webinar.
“Cozumel, a Caribbean Paradise”: Cozumel is located on the world's second largest barrier reef system. Cozumel is an island located 12 miles west of the Yucatán Peninsula. There are 14 bird species that are endemic or near-endemic to the Yucatan Peninsula and three endemics specific to Cozumel. Tim Johnson and his wife Carol spent 9 days exploring this island paradise just prior to the Pandemic.
“Exploring the Eight Continents”: Cynthia Donald says: “This short program will explore animals in what I am calling the eight continents. But wait, you know there are only seven recognized continents and right you are! The first seven are in alphabetical order with the remaining one a biological mini-continent.”
“Jamaica - Exotic Birding On A Caribbean Island”: Jamaica is one of the hotbeds of avian endemism in the West Indies with 27 species found nowhere else. Add to those a host of regional specialties and numerous wintering wood-warblers and Jamaica is an irresistible birding destination close to the United States. Bruce and Kathy Patterson spent a week with Field Guides at the Green Castle Estate eco-retreat lodge.
“On the Move – Lighter than Air?”: This presentation features numerous action shots of Oregon birds taken around the state as Harry Fuller birds and guides birding trips. Harry has lived in Oregon since 2007. His birding journal is online: atowhee.blog.
Birder’s Night is a monthly program presented by Salem Audubon Society on the second Tuesday of each month from September through May. Meetings are free and open to the public. Salem Audubon always appreciates donations to support its conservation, education and stewardship programs.