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MEETING:  Tuesday, 2nd August 2022

Presentation

Sam Davis (our southern NSW delegate for 2022) will be presenting on –

'Ararinha-azul, the Spix’s Macaw – return from Extinction'

The last remaining wild Spix’s Macaw disappeared in the early 2000s, so it has been some 20 years since their extinction. Eight Spix’s Macaws were released back into the wild on 11th June 2022.

Sam travelled to Brazil to witness this momentous occasion – the de-extinction of Spix’s Macaw.

Come along and hear Sam describe the preparation, release and future plans for this amazing project led by the Association for the Conservation of Threatened Parrots (ACTP).

(Image shows the first bird leaving the release aviary – copyright ACTP and Tim Flach.)

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The first Spix Macaw release

Other Business

Sales Table

Some goodies on our up and running sales table!

ASNSW Sales Table at our Monthly Meetings

Supper

Light supper with food and drinks and a chance to catch up with fellow birders!

Raffles

Great prizes on the night for our usual raffle tickets (3 tickets for $5) which are sold at each meeting and drawn during supper. The sale of these tickets goes towards helping to cover costs for the use of the meeting room.

Visitors are always welcome. We love to meet new people and learn from each other's birding experiences. So come along and be entertained, informed, amused and have a great social and happy experience with fellow birders.

Conclusion

Evening concludes at 10:00pm.

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Society's Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of every month (except for January) at our venue in the Main Hall at the Ermington Community Centre at Ermington (next to the Ermington Branch Library).