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October 2023 Meeting

Tue, October 3, 7:30 – 9:00 pm
Blue Spruce County Park Lodge
Speaker: Kraig Cawley


Exploring Australia, after the Fires and in the Floods of 2020 is the title of Kraig Cawley's presentation. Kraig and his wife Lisa planned 19 days away from home to celebrate 35 years of marriage in 2020. They spent plenty of time as tourists in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, and Adelaide concentrating their trip on the most populous west side. With the long travel, this meant about 14 days in the nation, half of which were spent birding; almost all of those seven days were guided bird trips for the couple. The breathtaking endemic species from the simple remaining wildness of the nation and the diverse habitats combined for a memorable trip.

A bird photographer, Kraig will share highlights of the trip with a focus on the endemics of each region near the above-mentioned major cites. Having planned and replanned the trip start to finish before the fires and both before and then during the floods, they learned a great deal about planning a trip to OZ which Kraig is prepared to share with club members.

Barred Owl, Presque Isle, 2/28/2017, Marg Higbee

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