Roanoke Valley Bird Club

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Our next meeting is on Monday, Feb. 12, 7 pm. at the Garden Club Buidlding, 3640 Colonial Ave., Roanoke, VA 2401

"Attu - The Great Adventure"
with Don Burlett
Attu is the last island in the Aleutian chain before Russia. It’s location in the North
Pacific lends itself to the “deposition” of many Asian bird species, which in turn
makes it a great spot for American Birding Association birders who go to add special
birds to their lists. In 1995, 1996 and 1998, Don Burlett attempted to go on an
organized birding adventure on Attu. The story of these trips will be provided so the
attendee will appreciate the scope of this adventure and all the many birds seen on
these trips.

Don was a Research Scientist working in the rubber industry for almost 40 years,
having retired in 2016. He has been an avid birder since he was a young boy
(started off on his own without assistance) and has birded on all 7 continents and 49
countries and all 50 states. Statistically, he has seen 5889 species in the world (over
50% of all species), 775 species in the ABA area (815 including Hawaii) and 356
species in his home state of Michigan.

He is President of Oakland Audubon Society (has been for the last 17 years) and
was a board member at Seven Ponds Nature Center (6 years). He is an ABA
member and member of National Audubon. He supports Sierra Club, Greenpeace
and other environmental groups.

He loves to bird and travel and is also very active in helping others learn about
birding and the environment.




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