February 19, 2018 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Stainton Hall at Pennington School
112 W Delaware Ave
Pennington, NJ 08534
Sharyn Magee: Birds of Papua New Guinea and New Britain @ Stainton Hall at Pennington School | Pennington | New Jersey | United States

New Guinea and the adjacent island of New Britain were formed when after 20 million years of isolation as the leading edge of the Australian plate collided with the Pacific plate. The resulting geological complexity and the temporal isolation results in one of the richest avifaunas in the world with a high level of speciation and endemism. This talk explores avifauna of New Guinea and New Britain with an emphasis on the natural history and the unique conservation issues faced in a tribal society.

Sharyn is a retired senior scientist from EAG Labs. She and her husband, Charles, live in Hopewell Township and have two sons and three grandchildren. She is currently president of Washington Crossing Audubon Society.

Refreshments served at 7:30 pm; program begins at 8:00 pm.