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(Members Only) Virtual Meeting – Dominican Republic…Beyond the Beaches

Friday, November 26, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm


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One of Pete Reed’s favorited trips for Quest Nature Tours is to the Dominican Republic, in the Caribbean. In this talk we will meet some of the avian treasures of the island, some endemic and others which spend their winter there, and also hear why it is such a mecca for birding as much as for beaching. We will also see a few of the other Natural wonders the DR will reveal to its visitors, and why the trip is called “Beyond the Beaches.”

Pete’s bio
Pete is probably well-known to many of you as he has been a member for almost 50 years, and for 26 of them was on the Board of Directors, serving mostly as Birds Record Secretary. He worked with over 60 different Board members, and was Club President at one point, as well as working on a great number of Club initiatives and programs. One of those was developing the Birding Wing itself, with Dave Martin, a program which has aptly been carried on after he and Dave stepped down running it.

He has stepped back from some of the work with the Club in the recent years, to concentrate on new horizons, but continues to run our Christmas Bird Count, and maintains contact with our Club members through new initiatives, such as being one of the Regional Coordinators for our Region, 4, in the Ontario Breeding Bird Atlas.

He had a fondness for Nature from early days fishing with his Dad along the Dingman Creek and the Medway and Thames Rivers. Since he was about 8 years old, especially during the summer months, he regularly explored along the Thames at on the North Branch with a few pals, exploring everything from reptiles to amphibians, field mice to deer and even got the Conservation bug when he and his Dad “rescued” some ephemeral wildflowers from a housing development.

But it was in 1969 when he got the birding bug, when he met Frances Girling who worked at the same school and she encouraged him to get into Birding, along with her husband Bill. These MFN members suggested various venues in London and area and most importantly suggested Birding at Point Pelee. Sue, his wife, and Pete went there that Fall and were hooked on Fall Warblers, and then except for the two years of Covid went there every year since in the Spring and most Falls. He has birded extensively in Middlesex County and Pelee and honed his skills during those times. He benefitted greatly from taking part in the two previous Breeding Bird Atlases.


Friday, November 26, 2021
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Virtual Meeting
Attendance: 40 / 100

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