Nature PEI will be ushering in the New Year with their Annual General Meeting (AGM) and a special presentation on “Birding Down Under” with local naturalists Diane Griffin and Rosemary Curley. Diane and Rosemary will highlight their experience with an amazing variety of habitats and birds in Australia, profiling a small slice of the 850 Australian bird species from north Queensland to Tasmania and noting in passing some memorable moments with non-birds. Most bird species seen were endemic to Australia , but some familiar species were also encountered. A guided tour to 4 endangered species rounded out the expedition.
Diane and Rosemary are both graduates of Acadia University,and are long-time members of Nature PEI who have participated in the Maritime Breeding Bird Atlas projects, Christmas Bird Counts and backyard birding. Diane is currently serving in the Senate of Canada and Rosemary is co-author of a recent book on PEI mammals.
All are welcome to join us at the Carriage House, Beaconsfield, Tuesday, January 7th at 7:30 p.m. to meet Diane and Rosemary and learn more about Australia’s unique birdlife.
Beaconsfield is located at the corner of West and Kent St. in Charlottetown.