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Tom Gray Presents: The Amazing Birds of South East Asia
April 23, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tom Gray is the Director of Science for the conservation organization Wildlife Alliance. He recently moved to upper Manhattan, with Fort Tyron Park slowly becoming his local patch, after 15 years living and working in South East Asia. This talk will focus on some of the remarkable birds of South East Asia, particularly Cambodia, and the conservation efforts focused to conserve them in the face of the region’s rapidly growing economies and shrinking wildernesses. Tom will describe expeditions looking for wintering shorebirds, including spoon-billed sandpiper, in the Gulf of Thailand and to the peaks of the Cardamom Mountains searching for endemic partridges and laughing thrush. The talk culminates in encounters with the majestic giant ibis – one of the worlds most threatened and evolutionary distinct species.
Note: This event meets in Classroom C at the Prospect Park Zoo.