Location: Carlton Plaza 3800 Walnut Avenue, Fremont 94538
Topic: Birding in the Caribbean
Presenter: Bob Lewis
Islands in the Sun – Birding in the Caribbean
Bob Lewis will kick start our membership meeting, after our summer break, with a birding trip to Cuba, a side trip to Hispaniola, and an earlier tour to Trinidad and Tobago. In short, an overview of Caribbean Avifauna, including several endemic families with some quite endangered species. The islands were recently hit by hurricanes Irma and Maria, and there was, and still is, concern about survival of some of these species. Bob will touch on the impact of the storms, and recovery and conservation efforts in some of the Important Bird Areas.
Bob trained as a chemist and worked for Chevron for 33 years. He’s taught birding classes in the San Francisco Bay Area for over 25 years, and is the past chair of Golden Gate Audubon’s Adult Education Committee. His life bird list is over 4800 species, and he loves to travel. He’s an award-winning photographer, focusing on birds, and his most recent trip was to Papua New Guinea. Bob was honored with American Birding Association’s Chandler Robbins Award for Education and Conservation in 2016.
Directions: Carlton Plaza, Fremont: Go right from the lobby around towards the rear of the building; the room is on the left side near restrooms and an exit door.