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Christopher Adler “DIY Birding In And Around Thailand”
April 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Please join us for our interesting monthly program and refreshments. There is a social period beginning at 6:30 pm with the meeting and program getting under way promptly at 7:00 pm.
Thailand is one of the most easily accessible tropical birding destinations in Asia for the do-it-yourself birder, even if traveling on a shoestring. The country spans nearly 15 degrees of latitude, with habitat that serves wintering Himalayan and Palearctic migrants, as well as resident Sundaic and Indochinese species. Christopher presents a photographic tour of the mainland Southeast Asian avifauna, drawing on recent trips in the winter and spring of 2013 and the summer of 2016 to central, western, and northeast Thailand with stops in Laos and northern Malaysia. His talk will include discussion of the resources available that make Thailand an easy and productive destination for the independent birder, as well as his observations of local human impacts on birds and habitat.
Christopher Adler moved to San Diego in 1999 to join the faculty at the University of San Diego where he is now Professor of Music and affiliated faculty with the Asian Studies Program. He works as a composer and performer of contemporary chamber music, and researches and performs traditional musics from Thailand, Laos and Okinawa. He began birding in 2002 and has traveled extensively throughout Thailand and neighboring countries, appending birding to research trips whenever possible.
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