Arsonist Raptors in Australia – Summary Discussion

Date/Time
Date(s) - Tue Oct 16, 2018
6:45 pm - 8:30 pm

Location
Bellwood-Antis Public Library

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Presenters: John Carter, Brian Schmoke, and Sean Herrmann

Bird watchers keep a life list, noting each new species that they discover, along with important details such as the date and location. When you venture to a part of the globe that you have never seen before, you can be certain you will find birds that are new to you and have attention-grabbing behaviors. This is exactly what a group of Central Pennsylvanian birders found during an expedition in Northern Australia with Dr. Mark Bonta in May 2018. We are excited to share with the JVAS group our still photography and video, as well as data on fire dynamics, bird species observed around fires, what the raptors were eating, and more. We will talk about the controlled burns that we worked around with Nathan Ferguson, the Northern Territory Fire and Rescue Service commanding officer at Tennant Creek; and the Jawoyn Rangers, an Aboriginal land management corporation in Katherine.