PROMOTING UNDERSTANDING, RESPECT, AND ENJOYMENT OF BIRDS AND THE NATURAL WORLD THROUGH EDUCATION, HABITAT PROTECTION AND ENVIRONMENT ADVOCACY.
When: Tuesday, November 6, 2018, 7:00PM – Cookies and Conversation 6:30PM – 7:00
Where: Montana WILD Education Center, 2668 Broadwater Ave.
*Please Note – Program is the first Tuesday of November
If you are a birder and enjoy travel then Brazil’s Pantanal region should be on your bucket list according to Bob Martinka. Join Bob as he describes his recent birding trip to this region, one of the most biologically diverse areas in the world. The birds, wildlife and vegetation are a reflection of this diversity. It is a vast, seasonally flooded wetland, perhaps the largest in the world, and the birding there is world renowned. The adjacent Cerrado to the north is a woodland/grassland region that is equally diverse, but threatened by agricultural development. You don’t want to miss Bob’s exceptional photography of the colorful tropical birds of these areas, including the Blue and Yellow Macaw, Hyacinth Macaw and the Agami Heron.
Bob Martinka worked for nearly 30 years with Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks. In his career with FWP, he began as a field biologist and then held a number of positions, closing his career as Deputy Director. Since retirement, Bob has become an avid photographer, traveling around the globe to pursue his interest in most wild things, including birds, dragonflies, mammals and flowers. His passion for photography has allowed him to share his outdoor experiences and exceptional images with many others. Bob has served for 12 years on the Montana Audubon Board and is an active member of the Last Chance Audubon Board.