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We want to thank everyone who came to our presentation “Birds of Tanzania, Africa” at the Ventura County Bird Club’s monthly meeting on Thursday, June 27th.

Superb Starlings, a common species of the savannas of Tanzania

This was our very first time with the Ventura County Bird Club, and we were delighted to meet such enthusiastic individuals with a passion for wildlife.  Some members of the club even came with their feathered friends on shoulder.

The event was held at the Ventura Moose Lodge on Telephone Road, which provided an intimate yet comfortably spacious setting.

Our presentation consisted of showing three DVD’s of wildlife footage and still photos, captured by the Director of Havasi Wilderness Foundation, Sandor “Alex” Havasi, while on safari in Tanzania with his wife and co-founder Marilyn Takashi Fordney.  The DVD’s showed species from the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and the Serengeti National Park, some of the largest protected areas in the country.  Dialogue about the wildlife accompanied the DVD’s, providing interesting tidbits about the wildlife and insight into some of their habits, adaptations, and ecology.

For those of you in attendance, we hope you stay tuned to our website and blog.  Since Tanzania is home to over one thousand species of birds, it was not possible for us to show you all of our photos during the presentation.  In the weeks to come, we will be be featuring many more photos and profiles of species which were not included in the presentation.

We hope you all enjoyed your evening with us!

Yellow-collared Lovebirds, a brilliantly colored species native to northeast Tanzania

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