Monthly Presentations


77 West 11th Street, Holland

7:00 PM
-- Commons Hall 
 All programs are free

2017 - 2018 Schedule

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Sept 12

Birding Chile, Argentina, and Easter Island

Judi and Carl Manning, nature photographers.

Where else but Chile and Argentina can you sample some of the world’s best wines, see some great new life birds, and all the while taking in stunning mountain vistas? Join Carl and Judi Manning for a review of their adventures in these breath-taking countries. Add in a “side trip” to the navel of the world, and you have the makings of an adventure of a lifetime.

From Santiago, Chile, a bustling metropolis, we sample the high mountain vistas and birds of the Yeso valley, home of Diademed Sandpiper-plover and Gray-breasted Seedsnipe. Later, down to the coast at Valparaiso, and a pelagic trip with petrels, albatrosses and shearwaters. In between, tasting visits to sample some of Chile’s best wines.

Leaving Chile behind, we climb over the high Andes toward Mendoza, Argentina, and more birds and wine. Mendoza is the Malbec capital of the world, and we sample some of the best. A trip north in the Monte desert, and we find Brown Cacholote and Spotted Rail.

Finally, back to Santiago for a “short hop” to Easter Island – only 2,500 miles from anywhere. The moai are awe-inspiring, and the history and archaeology of Rapa Nui makes an amazing story of resilience and survival.

Carl and Judi are members of Holland Audubon Club, and have enjoyed combining their passion for birding and photography for many years. Come join us for a sample of South American birds and wines.

Oct 10

Summertime Birding in Southeast Arizona

Ken Cook, Wildlife and Landscape Photographer.

Ken attended and graduated from Holland High School and Hope College. Active in photography for more than 25 years, Ken specializes in wildlife and landscapes and is a charter member of the North America Nature Photography Association, as well as a member of the Holland Friends of Art, Holland Area Arts Council and the Tulip City Camera Club.

Nov 14

National Parks - worth a Birders Look  

Mike Overway, Birding Enthusiast.

Dec  12

Virtual Tour of Ottawa County Parks

Curtis Dykstra, Ottawa County Parks Naturalist

Jan 9

Birding the Central Amazon

Steve and Angie Hamberg, World Travelers

Feb 13


Birding By Ear


Jamie Krupka, Outdoor Discovery Center

Mar 13

Hawk ID

Josh Haas, Nature Photographer

Apr 10

Attracting Bluebirds to Michigan

Kurt Hagemeister, MI Bluebird Society

May 1

Stories from Nature

Ed Post, Nature Photographer