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This event is for CURRENT GNPA members.
This is an ONLINE ONLY GNPA Webinar using Zoom.
If you are not a GNPA member, go to https://gnpa.org/membership-join-us/ and please join. This is the ONLY way for you to register for the webinar.
- go to the GNPA website and login as a member.
- From your Member Home page scroll down to WEBINAR AND MEETING SCHEDULE AND REGISTRATION
- Click on the registration link that corresponds to this meeting
- You will receive a confirmation email from Zoom with the link to the webinar
- If you do not see the confirmation email within minutes, check your Junk folder.
- You will get 2 reminder emails, one the day before the event and one an hour before the webinar
Oystercatchers, as a family, can be found throughout most coastal regions around the world. Many birders think of the traditional tri-colored phenotype, where the bird has a dark top and white coloration beneath with the brightly colored orange bill. However, along the Pacific coast, Black Oystercatchers are a keystone species with limited numbers.
This presentation will introduce the viewer to Black Oystercatchers and their biology. It will also delve into the special concern over this species that, in turn, created an international working group in order to better study and conserve this species. Additionally, tips for photographing this species and how to use images to further their conservation will be discussed.
Alyce Bender is a nature photographer, writer, educator, and adventurer. Camera in hand since childhood, her fascination for photography developed into a career after serving in the U.S. Air Force. Her passion for wildlife and the natural environment compels her to connect others with nature through sharing both visual art and in-field experiences that promote conservation, creativity, and ethical photography.
She is a Tamron USA Ambassador, contributing writer for the Journal of Wildlife Photography, and her work has been featured in group and solo gallery shows across the US as well as in international publications from the UK to Japan. Bender leads photography adventures around the world to help beginner through advanced photographers explore and expand their personal vision and naturalist skills ethically.
When not in the field, she offers a variety of educational programs both in person and virtually for photography organizations large and small.
You can see more of Bender’s work at www.abenderphotography.com.
WHERE: QUAD CITIES/MOLINE, ILLINOIS
WHEN: 2/16 - 2/19, 2023
COST: Registrants pay for FLIGHT/HOTEL/CAR RENTAL/MEALS ONLY!
No other GNPA FEE to join us.
WHO: GNPA MEMBERS ONLY/ Any skill level
REGISTER: LIMIT 20 , REGISTRATION CUT-OFF DATE 1/19/2023
Come join your GNPA friends and travel with us to Moline, Illinois to photograph thousands of Eagles. The Eagles congregate on the Mississippi River every year to feed on the bountiful fish before continuing their arduous journey home. Other wildlife can also be seen such as Wild Geese, Ducks and White Pelicans.
We suggest arriving in Moline, IL on 2/16/2023 so you will be ready to start on Friday morning 2/17/2023. Returning to Quad City airport after a morning shoot ending at noon on 2/19/2023.
We will be visiting a variety of locations during our visit traveling up to 90 minutes away to many different shooting opportunities in the area.
Carpooling and sharing the expense of a car rental is recommended.
For equipment: Telephoto lenses with a range up to 500mm minimum. Tripod, extra batteries, rain gear (for wet snow), layers for a cold climate, hand warmers might be advisable and warm winter boots.
Specific hotel and flight details upon registration will be e-mailed to you.
You must be a dues-paying member of GNPA to attend this event. Not a member? Go to www.gnpa.org to learn more about our organization and to join. We look forward to meeting you!
Most locations will be just a short walk from your vehicle. Ice and Snow can be treacherous on walkways and sidewalks, snow boots are recommended.
Hand warmers would be advisable.
Group size - 20 GNPA members. Waiting list once full.