October – Bird on Travels Down Under

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Bird on Travels Down Under

Long time Flagstaff resident and NAU mathematics professor Terry Blows first took an interest in birds during his time as a student at university in Aberystwyth, Wales in 1980. He credits the European Oystercatcher as the bird that got him hooked. Since then he has looked for birds wherever his travels have taken him.

Terry first went to Australia in 1988 on a family visit, and has returned several times since including taking sabbaticals in Brisbane in 2000 and in 2009. The country gives him the combination of British culture (i.e. cricket) together with the wide open spaces of the American west, but it is the wildlife that is the jewel in the crown.

Terry will talk about his experiences down under and will share stories and pictures of some of the wonderful birds to be found there. Join us Oct. 17 in Sedona and Oct. 23 in Flagstaff.