Reminder: SDFO Meeting: Catherine Hamilton presents "Amur Falcons – Living on the Edge," 15 May 2018
at 6:00 pm is the next meeting of San Diego Field Ornithologists.
Hamilton will present “Amur Falcon: Living on the Edge.” The Amur Falcon makes
a spectacular flight during its migration each year from Southern Africa to Siberia
and back. Hundreds of thousands congregate in India, providing a true spectacle
of migration, believed to be the largest concentration of falcons anywhere on
Earth. Through the photos and artwork of world-renowned artist Catherine
Hamilton, we'll hear the story of these kestrel-sized birds, the threat hunting
poses to this species, and the recent conservation efforts to save them. Come
find out how a small group of conservationists and the will of the local people
to protect this incredible “resource” has started to turn the tide in this
story. Catherine Hamilton was born in Altadena, California, with a pencil in
hand. She began birding at an early age with her father, developing a keen
interest in both natural history and art, and started her first ornithological
notebook at seven. Her talk will present her recent adventures in Nagaland, a
far-flung corner of India that has only recently been opened to western
visitors. There, in just the last few years, a conservation crisis and
conservation miracle seem to have unfolded. Come discover the world of the
amazing Amur Falcon.
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Vice President/Program Chair
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