Guest to talk plovers

Local group, Southern Eyre Birds is organising another special guest evening.

The evening follows on from the success of previous year’s events which included guests Professor Chris Daniels and Philip Weinstein.

This year the special guest is Tony Flaherty who is the manager of coasts and marine projects for the Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges Natural Resources Management Board.

Mr Flaherty coordinates, a small team responsible for coastal on-ground works which cover more than 65 coastal and estuary sites in the region.

The team also runs community outreach and awareness programs, marine monitoring and wildlife conservation programs, including shorebird conservation.

A graduate in Wildlife and Park Management in the 1980s, he worked on South Australia’s offshore islands, before working for many years on a sail training ship circumnavigating the globe.

He later worked on a range of wildlife and community development field work in Alaska, Antarctica and northern and central America, the Kimberley and Timor Lorosae.

As manager of the Adelaide Bird Sanctuary, Mr Flaherty has developed a special interest in the courageous, tenacious little birds known as intercontinental waders.

As manager of the Adelaide Bird Sanctuary, Mr Flaherty has developed a special interest in the courageous, tenacious little birds known as intercontinental waders.

These little birds, twice a year, fly thousands of miles through Asia to their breeding grounds in the Arctic Circle, and then fly back to Australia for the summer.

Mr Flaherty will be speaking about a project he has been involved in, tracking grey plovers in the Australian-Asian flyway.

The results will amaze you.

The meeting is Wednesday, February 13 at 7.30pm at the Senior Citizens Hall, adjacent to the Flinders Theatre.

Everyone is welcome. For further information phone Jenny 0437 038 416