Sanibel Captiva Audubon: Tanzania A Photographers Journey

Tanzania: A Photographer’s Journey

East Africa evokes images of vast grasslands teeming with exotic animals. Enormous herds of wildebeests, zebras, antelopes, and gazelles graze under the watchful eyes of Africa’s great predators. It is nature at its most wild. In a region abundant with wildlife, perhaps no country is as celebrated as Tanzania. Home to the world famous Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti National Park, Tanzania is a nature enthusiast’s paradise.

For this special presentation, join wildlife photographer Shawn Carey on an adventure into the heart of Tanzania. We’ll take a safari vehicle into the country’s spectacular national parks and see the “Big Five”—African Elephant, Black Rhino, Cape Buffalo, Lion, and Leopard—in all their glory. Along the way, we’ll search for and photograph Cheetahs, Giraffes, Black-backed Jackals, and Hippos. And we’ll encounter a panoply of Tanzania’s wonderful and amazing birds, including the Greater Flamingo, Lilac-breasted Roller, Little Bee-eater, Giant Kingfisher, and Grey-crowned Crane—the country’s national bird. If you’ve ever dreamed of visiting East Africa and its incredible wildlife, this is a journey you’ll never forget. And it may just have you planning your own African adventure.

Black Rhino, Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania

 

Cheetah, Ndutu/Ngorongoro Conservation Area

 

 

Birds & Wildlife of Florida’s Gulf Coast (Mass Audubon North River, Marshfield)

Birds and Wildlife of Florida’s Gulf Coast
Location: Mass Audubon North River Wildlife Sanctuary
Marshfield, MA
Date: Wednesday October 11, 2017
Time: 7:00 PM

Florida’s Gulf Coast is a bird watchers and bird photographer’s paradise, rich in birds and other wildlife and abounding in places to see and capture images of them. Some locations are well-known, others are hidden gems, but for wildlife photographers traveling to the Sunshine State, a visit to any of them can produce wonderful rewards.

For this presentation, wildlife photographer Shawn Carey takes you on a journey to some of the Gulf Coast’s most popular wildlife destinations—Fort DeSoto, Venice Rookery, and ‘Ding’ Darling National Wildlife Refuge—as well as many lesser-known treasures like Venice Landfill, Myakka River State Park, and Bunch Beach. Along the way, he’ll talk about each location and what you might expect to find, and he’ll share some tips and tricks to help you get the most out of your camera and create a truly memorable experience. And since no day of bird watching and photography is complete without a good meal, Shawn will pass along his recommendations for a good place to relax, eat, and recap the day’s adventures. So grab your gear, pack your sunscreen, and throw on your beach shoes as we search the Gulf Coast for Spoonbills, Alligators, Limpkins, and Eagles.

Roseate Spoonbill
Roseate Spoonbill
Myakka River Street Park

 

Alligator
Alligator

Sanibel Captiva Audubon

Birding Eastern Massachusetts and Beyond

Date: Thursday January 5, 2016
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Sanibel Community House
2173 Periwinkle Way
Sanibel, FL

Eastern Massachusetts has some of the best bird watching locations on the East Coast. Want to know where to see thousands of shorebirds as they migrate through Massachusetts in August? How about a good location to observe Snowy Owls in winter? Maybe you are interested in witnessing the annual hawk migration in the spring and autumn or the best locations in the spring as many of the songbirds move north to their summer breeding grounds. For people with a keen interest in the natural word and wildlife found in Massachusetts this program by Shawn Carey will explore many locations to view these beautiful birds and other wildlife with stunning photographs and videos. In addition we will look at a few “hot spots” beyond Massachusetts that no birder will want to miss. So grab your binoculars, spotting scope and Stokes field guide as we look at birds of Eastern Massachusetts and beyond.

Short-eared Owl
Short-eared Owl