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Red-billed Hornbird

Birding in Africa

A Presentation by Rodger Titman

Time: 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Location: Kensington Presbyterian Church, 6225 Godfrey Avenue, NDG.

Rodger Titman and David Bird have organized a safari in Kenya for fall 2018 aiming to introduce participants to birds of East Africa. Their desire is to share enthusiastically the experience they have garnered during the nineteen visits have made collectively to East Africa since 2000. Both are retired professors from McGill University who have taught in East Africa with the McGill based Canadian Field Studies in Africa programme. With the help of a Kenyan friend and highly experienced tour operator, they have arranged transport, food and accommodation to be relatively inexpensive while affording a decent level of comfort. Already several BPQ members have committed to come with them.

The slide presentation will look at sites visited on past trips and birds and mammals encountered. Members of the “Big Five” (Lion, Leopard, Elephant, Cape Buffalo and Rhinocerus) and other mammals such as giraffe, cheetah, hyena, wildebeest, impala, and gazelles are regularly encountered as well as the birds that are sought. Some birds that generally excite non-Africans include Ostrich, Secretary Bird, hornbills, Hamerkop, rollers, barbets, some spectacular starlings and sunbirds.

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