Maricopa Audubon Society Birds in Maricopa County
 

Maricopa Audubon Meetings and Programs

Meetings are held on the 1st Tuesday of each month, September through May.  Meetings start at 7:30 p.m., and feature a general membership meeting and guest speaker. Come early to browse our sales tables, have refreshments, and socialize with like-minded people.  Visitors are most welcome! 

 

Our September through April meetings are held at the:

Papago Buttes Church of the Brethren

2450 N 64th St. Scottsdale

northwest of 64th Street and Oak Street, which is between Thomas Road and McDowell. You may enter from either 64th Street, just north of Oak Street (if coming from the south you will have to make a "U" turn), or Oak Street just west of 64th Street, by the Elks Club. Turn right into the gravel parking lot.

Although there is no charge to attend our general membership meetings, the Annual Banquet does require a dinner reservation and associated cost. 

A pre-meeting dinner is held at Caddy Shack, 1405 N. Mill Avenue in Tempe (at the Rolling Hills Golf Course) for the September through April meetings.  Join us at 6 p.m. for a delicious meal (no-host), meet our guest speaker and say “howdy” to other birders.  Meals average $7.00 to $10.00. 

 

Tuesday, November 6 2018

 

 

Wildlife of Tanzania

with

Walt Anderson

 


Northern Tanzania is justly famous for the “Great Migration” of large grazing mammals and the dramas of predation that accompany the herd movements. It is equally famous for its gorgeous, easily observed birds (from dazzling sunbirds and starlings to incredible eagles and falcons to hornbills, rollers, and ostriches). Join Walt for a vicarious experience of such notable places as the Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Mt. Meru, Tarangire, and Lake Manyara. Walt’s photos and stories of connections among people, land, and wildlife will enlighten and inspire. They may whet your appetite to join him on a future safari to Tanzania (next January), Uganda (next February), Madagascar, Amazonia, or Hokkaido in Japan.


Walt Anderson is Professor Emeritus of Environmental Studies at innovative Prescott College, where he taught such things as Interpreting Nature through Art & Photography, Natural History and Ecology of the Southwest, Animal Behavior, Wildlife Management, and Wetland Ecology & Management. With advanced degrees in Wildlife Biology and Resource Ecology, Walt formerly worked as a biologist on national wildlife refuges, founded and co-directed a private sanctuary system in the Sutter Buttes of California, and led ecotourism trips all over the world, most recently to the game parks and preserves of Tanzania, the wilds of central Amazonia, and Antarctica. He is an accomplished artist and photographer and considers his true calling to be that of the naturalist. His second book, Inland Island: The Sutter Buttes, is a delightful comprehensive coverage of the geology, plants, animals, ecosystems, and human impacts within a special place. Walt believes that experiential education, drawing upon what he calls “informed imagination,” is an important tool for the celebration and conservation of earth’s invaluable diversity.

 

 


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