Birders in north Florida might be interested in making a trek to Tallahassee
next week.  On Thursday, October 19, Dr. George Wallace will be making a
special presentation at Tall Timbers Research Station entitled "Following Our
Migrant Birds to Cuba"

Dr. Wallace currently works in the Panama City Office of the Florida Fish and Wildlife
Commission but worked for the Long Point Bird Observatory in Ontario, Canada up
until 1998.  While organizing regional studies of bird migration in Canada,
Dr. Wallace also worked hard to find a way to avoid the long Canadian winters.
Following migratory birds from Canada to Cuba seemed to be a good solution, so
beginning in 1991, he began conducting annual surveys of Cuban forests for
migrant birds that had flown down from Canada.  He visited Cuba each winter for
nearly a decade and has published several summaries of his findings.  His talk
also will focus on some of the endemic species of Cuba that should be of interest
to birders once political relationships with Cuba improve.

Tall Timbers Research Station is located at 13093 Henry Beadel Drive just off
of County Road 12 in northern Leon County, FL.  To reach the Station coming from
Tallahassee, go 12.9 miles north of I-10 on U.S. 319 (Thomasville Road).  Look for
the sign for WCTV television station at the intersection with County Road 12.  Go left
on County Road 12 and proceed 2.7 miles. Henry Beadel Drive will be on the left.

The lecture will take place in the Ed Komarek Education Center, which is off to the
right as you reach the main group of buildings at the end of Henry Beadel Drive.  A
social with light refreshments will begin at 7:00 PM, and the lecture will begin promptly
at 7:30 PM.

For more information, call (912) 227-9001.