- This event has passed.
BVAS Monthly Meeting and Program: From Snow to Sand—Birding Morocco With Gary Nunn
January 17, 2018 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Perched at Africa’s northwest corner, Morocco conjures images of Bedouins, sand dunes, and a smoke-filled Casablanca gin joint. But Morocco offers birders amazing landscapes, exciting cultural sights, and knockout birding. The enigmatic and endangered northern bald ibis, the desert-dwelling greater hoopoe-lark, and the “Atlas” tawny owl can all be found here. Gary Nunn chased these lifers (and dozens more!) from the snowcapped Atlas Mountains to the desert sand dunes last February and brings his stunning presentation to you during our January gathering.
Gary Nunn hails from England, where he grew up birding, chasing rarities in the crucible of twitching—the county of Norfolk. He holds a BSc in biological sciences and a PhD in genetics; he was also a postdoctoral fellow at both the American Museum of Natural History and the Smithsonian Institution. While birding in over 30 countries, Gary and his family make San Diego home, conveniently nearby some of his favorite birding patches.
Join us for an exotic journey with one of birding’s most engaging tour guides. We’re looking for YOU, kid.