Potapaug Audubon Presents: "Rare and Elusive Birds of North America"
with Speaker: William Burt, Wildlife Photographer
Program Location: Old Lyme Town Hall 52 Lyme St., Old Lyme
THURSDAY, JANUARY 3, 7:00 PM
For 16 years, William Burt pursued a stubborn mission: to find and photograph all 20 of the continent´s least known and least seen birds.
He spent weeks in the field at a time, employing his own hand-built equipment and often visiting sites repeatedly, year after year in certain cases - sometimes in the middle of the night - to get the picture he was after.
The result: his 2001 book ~(Rizzoli/Universe), and museum exhibition, Rare & Elusive Birds of North America.
Through this presentation the audience will journey to the marshes, plains and prairies, swamps and woodlands, in search of the rails and bitterns, nightjars, and other "mystery birds" that birders long to see.
Free. Refreshments served.