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From Coast to Desert Life As A Wild Bird Photographer

November 14, 2018 @ 6:30 AM - 10:00 PM


Follow local legend Ernie Cowan as he examines the opportunities, challenges, humor, and rewards of chasing wild birds for that perfect image in the birdiest county in America. His talk will include a look at the various bird types to be found from our coastal waters to inland lakes and oak woodlands, higher elevation mountains, and deserts. A special segment will include a photo essay on some of the strange things overheard in nature. Ernie will bring both wit and insight to the investigation of the many bird species we enjoy here in San Diego County. (Ernie apologizes in advance if you were the one he nearly scared to death when he emerged from a bush in full camouflage while birding on Palomar Mountain.)

Ernie Cowen has been the author of “Backyard Bird Watching” in the San Diego Union Tribune since 2013, and he also writes a weekly “Outdoors” column for the UT that focuses on places, animals, and experiences in the natural world. He presents a seminar and field trip on photographing wild birds at the annual San Diego Bird Festival has been a frequent speaker at various
Audubon and photography groups throughout Southern California, and has led photography tours around the southwest and around the world.

Join Buena Vista Audubon on a backyard tour through a whole different lens. Home will never seem quite the same.
Follow Ernie Cowan’s nature, wild bird, and outdoors blog at http://erniesoutdoors.blogspot.com/.


Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Social: 6:30 p.m. Program: 7:00 p.m.
Note that this is the 2nd Wednesday, due to Thanksgiving.
There will be no speaker in December.



November 14, 2018
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
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Buena Vista Audubon Nature Center
2202 South Coast Hwy.
Oceanside, CA 92054 United States
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