General Membership Meeting

Encino Community Center, 4935 Balboa Blvd., Encino.  Located between Moorpark and Ventura Blvd., on the west side of
Balboa, just south of the Presbyterian Church. 

Come early for social hour.  Our speaker will be Roy Poucher who will speak on the topic of Birds and Mammals of Kenya.  Come join us for this wonderful and informative program!

Kenya: Birds & Wildlife in the Gem of East Africa
by Roy Poucher

Come along on a photographic safari to Kenya with Roy Poucher and Bird Odysseys, getting up close and personal with its flashy birds, charismatic large mammals, and breathtaking landscapes. Your visual tour will transport you via stunning photography to the vast grasslands of the Serengeti and other wild locales. View life’s dramas  lived out by colorful and comical-looking birds and by the big game of hippos,  rhinos, zebras, elephants, giraffes and lions. Grasp the mind-boggling millions of Lesser Flamingoes blanketing Lake Nakuru in pink.

Enjoy the antics of the gangly Secretary Bird and of the largest lying bird in the world, the Kori Bustard, as it displays for females.  Fish Eagles capture their dinner before your eyes and weavers construct their nests. Warthogs, cape buffalos, elephants and hippos gently tend to their young close to your safari van. Visit beautiful and bird-rich Lakes Baringo and Naivasha in the Great Rift Valley, the verdant and biologically diverse Kakamega Forest, and famous Treetops Lodge, built above big game watering holes in Aberdare National Park.

Roy Poucher is an international tour leader and, with his company Bird Odysseys, has led trips to Costa Rica, Ecuador, the Galapagos Islands, Kenya and, most recently, Cambodia and Thailand. He has led trips for Sea & Sage Audubon for 16 years including to SE Arizona, Texas, North Dakota, the Great Lakes, and the East Coast.  Bird Odysseys trips to India and Australia are in the works.