Membership Meeting – Thursday, March 12, 2020

Tanzania – Birding and the Big 5 – Max & Ellen Schwenne

at the BP Energy Center – 7:00 PM

“Tanzania – Birding and the Big 5” is a photo essay focusing on birds and iconic African mammals in Tanzania. Pictures from Tarangire National Park, the Mara River, Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area, the Serengeti and Lake Natron will be shown. The photographs were taken during safaris in September and December 2018.

Max and Ellen Schwenne have lived in Eagle River, Alaska for 35 years. Ellen started birding as a child with her father in Columbus, Ohio. In 2012 Ellen convinced Max to go on a 3 week trip to Ecuador and the Galapagos. Max picked up Ellen’s camera, started photographing birds, and was instantly hooked. Since then they have birded together throughout Alaska and in many other states, as well as Botswana, Zimbabwe, Uganda, Cuba, Costa Rica, New Zealand, Dubai, Panama and Tanzania.


Black Bellied-bustard – Max Schwenne, used with permission

Lilac Breasted Roller – Max Schwenne, used with permission

Malachite Kingfisher – Max Schwenne, used with permission

Blue-breasted Bee-eater – Max Schwenne, used with permission

Cheetah family – Max Schwenne, used with permission


Max & Ellen Schwenne – Max Schwenne, used with permission

This program is as exotic as it gets, and we hope to see you there.

We’re researching what kind of cookies are served in Tanzania.

We’d Love to Have You Join Us:

Thursday, March 12, 2020:  7:00 pm

BP Energy Center


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