Chasing Birds


      21 May 2014    
      5:30 pm – 9:00 pm


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      Join us for a warming cup of coffee or tea.  DVD Chasing Birds.

      Chasing Birds
      Australia is home to over 800 species of birds from honeyeaters to hawks, spoonbills to frogmouths. It’s also home to different species of bird lovers, some of which take their interest a little further than most… ‘twitch
      ers’ is the commonly used term for such enthusiasts. Chasing Birds follows three teams – the Hunter Thickheads, the Wacked Out Woodswallows and the Hunter Home Brewers (!) – as they compete in an annual state-wide ‘Twitchathon’. The aim is to spot as many birds as possible over 24 hours.
      The best tactic is to cover as many habitats as possible, so the teams travel huge distances, dashing in and out of rainforest, woodland and marshes. The film crew – which included 12 of Australia’s top cinematographers and sound recordists – must be congratulated on their achievement: keeping up with the dashing spotters, without scaring off the birds! Come along on Wednesday evening, sounds like it will be a lot of fun. All Welcome, you do not have to be a member to attend, so please bring along your friends.

      Best Regards

      John Barrow

      Secretary/Treasurer, Wakkerstroom Bird Club