Tom Ridge Environmental Center
Room 112, 301 Peninsula Drive
7 p.m. program, followed by a social gathering.
Friday, November 24 Tanzania:
A Photographer’s Journey
(Fourth Friday not the third, our usual program night)
Join photographers Sam Stull, Scott Gorring and Shawn Carey on an adventure into the heart of Tanzania. We’ll take a safari vehicle into the country’s spectacular national parks and see the “Big Five”—African Elephant, Black Rhino, Cape Buffalo, Lion, and Leopard—in all their glory. Along the way, we’ll search for and photograph Cheetahs, Giraffes, Black-backed Jackals, and Hippos. And we’ll encounter a panoply of Tanzania’s wonderful and amazing birds, including the Greater Flamingo, Lilac-breasted Roller, Little Bee-eater, Giant Kingfisher, and Grey-crowned Crane—the country’s national bird. If you’ve ever dreamed of visiting East Africa and its incredible wildlife, this is a journey you’ll never forget. And it may just have you planning your own African adventure.
The PIAS Annual Christmas Bird Count
will be held on December 16th this year.
Participants will meet at the Ranger Station on Presque Isle between 7:00 & 7:30 AM, form teams and head out to bird designated areas of the park creating a tally as you go. We welcome all birders, no matter your level of experience, to participate this fun-filled day. We re-assemble back at the Ranger Station for lunch (bring a bag lunch) at noon to discuss preliminary counts. After lunch some participants choose to continue to bird/count areas that might've been missed in the morning. At 5:30 p.m. we congregate at Hoss's Steak House on 26th Street and compile the final tally which will be sent to Cornell and added to the totals from all over the country. The dinner is not mandatory, but if you are not attending, please make sure your tally sheet gets to someone who is. Also, if you cannot attend the event and wish to count in your yard you may do so if you are within the PAER count circle which appears to the left. I will also post a map on our FB page. If you have any questions, please inquire on our FB page as that is usually our fastest means of getting information back to people.