You are cordially to attend Los Angeles Audubon Society's monthly
meeting this coming Wednesday, November 11, 2009 at 7:30pm. The
address is Plummer Park, 7377 Santa Monica Blvd., Rm 6, West
Hollywood, CA 90046. Refreshments will be served at the bookstore
after the meeting.
Tom Kaminski presents: "Hooked on Galapagos Birds."
It is cast in the same mold as its predecessor, "Hooked on
Hummingbirds", that is, it is both educational and entertaining. And
like its predecessor, it uses slow motion, stop motion, extreme close-
up videography and other techniques to help the viewer see very
clearly, some of the fascinating behaviors that they otherwise may
miss. Among other things, viewers get to:
-Swim with Galapagos Penguins as they slice through their prey...
-See a frigatebird literally drag a Blue-footed Booby through the air...
-Join a Lava Heron -- unique to the Galapagos Islands -- as it sneaks
a Sally Lightfoot Crab...
-Observe Storm Petrels walking on water...
-Watch a Galapagos Hawk devour its prey, then sneeze...
-Be introduced to the Flightless Cormorant, Darwin's Finches, and many,
many other bird species.
Maps help to orient the viewer. Tom of course couldn't resist
throwing in one of Ecuador's fabulously beautiful hummers during
brief mention of places to visit in the Quito area.
Tom is a great videographer and he's returning to give another in his
Don't forget the Lancaster Christmas Bird Count, December 19, 2009.
We are looking for volunteers to help out. Please contact us if
you'd like to participate in this area where habitat can still be
found for LeConte's Thrasher and Mountain Plover.
See you Wednesday night!
Programs Chair and Fieldtrip Leader for LAAS
Co-compiler of the Lancaster CBC
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