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Nancy Christensen Life Among the Thorns: “A Birding Safari.”
February 23 @ 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.
San Diego Field Ornithologists President Nancy Christensen and her husband Russ spent most of April 2021 in Tanzania and Kenya, their first trip to that part of Africa. The Rockjumper tour, called “Birding and Big Game”, took them to many of the most iconic parks in that area, where they saw 525 species of birds. COVID had disrupted travel, and she had the incredible opportunity to experience Africa in isolation: most of the areas they explored had no visitors except the six people on the tour.
Nancy Christensen was born and raised in San Diego. She has had a lifelong interest in wildlife. Nancy studied art and photography at UCSD. For many years she was very active with the local Photonaturalist Camera Club, and eventually went on to have over 2,000 published images. Nancy spent time at the San Diego Natural History Museum examining the skins of extinct bird species, then painting images of them. In 2012, Nancy took up the hobby of birding, and has been on the run ever since. Since retirement in 2015, birding has become a consuming passion. In 2020, Nancy found 394 bird species in San Diego County, a new record. She resides in Ramona with her husband, Russ. They have two adult children and one grandchild.
Mark your Calendars! This will be a fantastic presentation!