Australia has some of the most diverse and unusual wildlife on earth. This presentation will introduce you to Laughing Kookaburras, Emus, parrots, fairy wrens plus other unusual creatures such as platypus and echidna. Gary Davidson has made several trips to Australia, and cumulatively, has spent over four years there. Deserts, beaches, and rainforest dominate the landscape and we will visit them all during this one-hour presentation.
Gary Davidson is an environmentalist specializing in birds. He is past president of the BC Field Ornithologists, a director of Biodiversity Centre for Wildlife Studies and the author or co-author of 20 publications. He has also guided bird tours in Texas, Arizona, BC, and Australia. Gary lives in Nakusp where he is currently under contract to monitor waterfowl use of ponds created at Burton at the north end of Upper Arrow Lake as part of BC Hydro’s wetland restoration work. His teacher exchanges in Queensland and Tasmania gave him the opportunity to explore local bird life in that part of the world.