Topic: “Birding, Island Style!” with Vayun Tiwari
Description: When people talk of the “Island Lifestyle” they think of Hawaiian shirts, Bermuda shorts and flip-flops. But what if you can be wearing all of those while taking photographs of some cool birds at the same time! That’s the joy of island birding: sun, surf, sand, snorkeling, some widespread species and some endemics. In this talk Vayun will share some of that joy, sharing his pictures and experiences from some Caribbean and other islands. The offshore keys of Belize and the islands in Bahamas like Abaco and New Providence have a fascinating mix of North American and widespread Caribbean species, along with a handful of interesting endemics. Trinidad and Tobgao on the other end are close to the South American mainland and have many typical neotropical birds but also some species mainly restricted to Venezuela and thus hard to get now. We will then travel to the Pacific and share some pictures from the island of Kauai and some endemics from Taiwan.
See the Bay Area Bird Photographers page for more information.