Sacajawea Audubon

April Program — Birding The Gambia

Northern Red Bishop - Photo by Ron & Cheryl Farmer

Twelve intrepid Montana birders traveled to The Gambia for two weeks of amazing birding in October 2011. Ron & Cheryl Farmer will present commentary and slides from the trip as the Audubon program for Monday April 9, 2012. A small African country, The Gambia is a long narrow strip of land following the river Gambia. Surrounded on three sides Senegal, The Gambia has savanna, small forests, inland wetlands, and coastal wetlands that attract over 500 species of birds. Ornithologist Jeff Marks led the birding expedition for Montana Audubon. Other trip participants attending this meeting may join the discussion.

Ron & Cheryl Farmer are members of Sacajawea Audubon Society. Ron received Montana Audubon's Lifetime Achievement Award at the annual Montana Bird Festival in Glasgow on June 4, 2011. The award recognizes a volunteer who has dedicated extraordinary effort, time, and energy to Audubon. Ron has donated decades of valuable service to the chapter, the state, and the birds. Cheryl has participated in birding also for decades, including trips to see birds around this country and abroad.

The Sacajawea Audubon Society meets the second Monday of the month at 7:00 p.m., at the Hope Lutheran Church, 2152 W. Graf Street (off of South 19th), Bozeman. Audubon invites the public to attend its meetings and participate in its field trips, listed here on the chapter's website. We meet monthly September through May, and during the summer we play: We go birding, and we survey birds at Important Bird Areas. Watch this website for our summer activities.

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