Tuesday, March 14, 2017

BBC eve talk next Tuesday :Antarctica

Several BBC members went on a lifetime expedition to the Falklands, South Georgia and Antarctica trip. This talk presented by Tom Stephenson and Rob Bate is their story.Not to be missed !

Held at the Grand Army Plaza Central Library commons  7 pm


Tuesday, March 21st, 7:00 P.M.
Penguins, Albatross, Leopard Seals: The Abundant Life of Wild Antarctica
Presenters: Tom Stephenson and Rob Bate
Antarctica remains one of the most remote and natural places on earth. The wild, rugged scenery includes spectacular icebergs the size of city blocks, snow-covered mountainous peaks, and huge glaciers. It is the breeding grounds for thousands of birds including Snow Petrels, Cape Petrels, Giant Petrels; many species of Penguins, Albatross with wingspans up to 12 feet, and the Skuas and Sheathbills that come to scavenge the nesting areas. It also hosts thousands of huge Elephant, Weddell, Leopard and other seal species along with many whales that all come to feast on the abundant life of the southern ocean.
Join the Brooklyn Bird Club for a photographic extravaganza of this exciting destination.
Tom Stephenson has been birding since he was a kid under the tutelage of Dr. Arthur Allen of Cornell University. His articles and photographs are in museums and many publications including Birding, Birdwatcher’s Digest, Handbook of the Birds of the World, Handbook of the Mammals of the World, Birds of Madagascar, and Guide to the Birds of SE Brazil.
Rob Bate is the president of the Brooklyn Bird Club, an artist, and an avid Brooklyn birder and photographer. He very much enjoyed testing out his new gear in Antarctica.