Birds, Wildlife, and Landscapes of Northern Tanzania: Program Meeting Tuesday, March 26
If you’ve never had an opportunity to travel into the wilds of eastern Africa, this is your chance for a vicarious visit to an amazing part of the world. John Sullivan and Laura Johnson travelled to Northern Tanzania in 2016. While both of them enjoy looking at birds, animals, bugs, snakes, flowers, and plants wherever they travel, John is the main photographer. His photo presentation captures a collection of birds and other wildlife images captured across a wide spectrum of Tanzanian landscapes. The couple explored the savannahs of Arusha National Park at the base of Mount Meru, through the baobab tree-covered hills rolling out for miles across Tarangire National Park, to the open savannah of Serengeti National Park, and on into the amazing Ngorongoro Crater. You’ll see photos of vast herds of migrating wildebeest and the big cats that follow the herds, and witness the spectacular congregations of wildlife in the lush grasslands of Ngorongoro Crater and other national parks of Northern Tanzania. Several smaller reserves in the dense rainforests of the Eastern Arc Mountains are also included, providing opportunities to observe many endemic bird species.
John Sullivan and Laura Johnson’s passion for birding began where they grew up in the Midwest. John volunteered for the Nebraska Raptor Recovery Center for many years. Laura was an active birder/naturalist near her home in Galena, Illinois. They relocated to Oregon in 2001. Both enjoy hiking, biking, and birding locally as well as exploring further afield throughout Oregon. Annual birding trips take them elsewhere across the country, as well as to occasional international birding locales.