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Next Meeting:
Wednesday, May 18 2016 - Bruce Beehler - Naturalist and Explorer - will give an illustrated lecture on Exploring New Guinea's Lost Worlds and Elusive Birds of Paradise. - In this popular lecture illustrated with still and video images, Smithsonian naturalist Bruce Beehler describes his nearly four decades of field study of the birds and rainforests of the great island of New Guinea. The presentation will feature a review of the remarkable diversity of the birdlife inhabiting New Guinea, as well as a focused look at the birds of paradise and the amazing plumages and behaviors of the various species in this unique bird family. In addition, the presentation will take the audience on a field expedition to the Foja Mountains of western New Guinea perhaps the most isolated and untouched place on planet earth. The scientists on the expedition risked their lives and suffered various hardships but came away with more than a hundred species of plants and animals new to science. This includes some of the most bizarre creatures on earth-a 'lost' bird of paradise, a golden-maned bowerbird unique to this tiny mountain range, a wattled honeyeater-bird that blushes when upset, an egg-laying spiny mammal without teeth, and a scary five-pound giant rat.

Our meetings are held at the Potomac Presbyterian Church, 10301 River Road.
Doors open at 7:00 p.m., refreshments 7:30 and meeting starts at 8:00 p.m. Welcome to our site and happy birding.

Link to a map of the meeting location

Upcoming Field Trips:
Tuesday, May 03 2016 - Rock Creek Park, DC. . . . view calendar
Friday, May 06 2016 - Birding By Ear At Hughes Hollow. . . . view calendar
Sunday, May 08 2016 - Izaak Walton League, Bethesda-Chevy Chase Chapter, Conservation Farm. . . . view calendar
Saturday, July 23 2016 - Delaware Coastal Areas . . . view calendar

Photo of an Ovenbird
Ovenbird on the Nest - Prince William Forest Park

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