|Date: ||Fri, 13 Oct 2000 10:38:41 -0400|
|Reply-To: ||JIM Cox <JCOX@TTRS.ORG>|
|Sender: ||Georgia Birders Online <GABO-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>|
|From: ||JIM Cox <JCOX@TTRS.ORG>|
|Subject: ||Lecture on Cuban Birds|
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Birders in SW Georgia might be interested in making a short trek across the
Florida line next week. On Thursday, October 19, Dr. George Wallace
will be making a special presentation at Tall Timbers Research Station
entitled "Following Our Migrant Birds to Cuba"
Dr. Wallace currently works in the Panama City Office of the Florida Fish and Wildlife
Commission but worked for the Long Point Bird Observatory in Ontario, Canada up
untl 1998. While organizing regional studies of bird migration in Canada,
Dr. Wallace also worked hard to find a way to avoid long, harsh Canadian winters.
Following migratory birds from Canada to Cuba seemed to be a good solution, so
beginning in 1991, he began conducting annual surveys of Cuban forests for
migrant birds that had flown down from Canada. He visited Cuba each winter for
nearly a decade and has published several summaries of his findings. His talk
also will focus on some of the endemic species of Cuba that should be of interest
to birders once political relationships with Cuba improve.
Tall Timbers Research Station is located at 13093 Henry Beadel Drive just off
of County Road 12 in northern Leon County, FL. To reach the Station coming from
Thomasville, GA, take U.S. 319 south and look for County Road 12 just 0.9 miles
past the Georgia-Florida border. Turn right on County Road 12 and proceed 2.7
miles. Henry Beadel Drive will be on the left.
The lecture will take place in the Ed Komarek Education Center, which is off to the
right as you reach the main group of buildings at the end of Henry Beadel Drive. A
social with light refreshments will begin at 7:00 PM, and the lecture will begin promptly
at 7:30 PM.
For more information, call (912) 227-9001.