On Saturday, March 12 the Golden Eagle Audubon Society, Boise, held their annual banquet. It was great to have Margaret Gunnell join us for the event. GEAS Treasurer Sean Finn and his wife/baker Liz joined us at our table. Sean is a biologist for the US Fish and Wildlife Service. Below are some photos from the evening. The Keynote Speaker was Mr Alvaro Jaramillo, author of Birds of Chile and other publications.
Each table was decorated with living center pieces such as this one on our table.
Along with a wonderful meal of either Vegetable Lasagna, Chicken or Beef Steak, there was wine and beer at a No-Host Bar.
There was a table of dessert. Choose your own. Sean had the Chocolate Cheesecake.
Pam Conley, President of the Golden Eagle Audubon Society, Boise Chapter conferring with Past President, Bruce Ackerman.
Mr Jaramillo, the Key Note Speaker. “…Alvaro Jaramillo is a biologist with the San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory and a professional tour guide for Field Guides, Inc. His interests range from field identification to the evolution of behavior to conservation biology of migratory birds in California.” (GEAS Program)
Mr Jaramillo’s topic was Birding Outside The Box, “… which discusses field marks we seldom use and the process of bird identification … Jaramillo spends much time at sea in various regions of the world … He is associate editor for the ABA periodical, North American Birds, and writes a monthly column for Birder’s Digest.” (GEAS Program) This was an exciting evening, chock full of valuable information. We all thoroughly enjoyed Mr Jaramillo’s program and wisdom.
“Life is too short to enjoy birding with unpleasant people. Be inclusive of other birders while birding; even reknowned experts have proven themselves wrong identifying a bird.”