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Kenn Kaufman speaks at Bristol TN !
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- Subject: Kenn Kaufman speaks at Bristol TN !
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- Date: Wed, 27 Sep 2000 13:51:07 -0300
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Kenn Kaufman, famed ornithologist and author,
will be the speaker at the Bristol Bird Club's
monthly meeting in Bristol, Tennessee, Monday,
"Members of the BBC are pleased to announce
that Kaufman, a world authority on birding and
the best known birder in America, will be showing
color slides and talking about birding with our
membership," said Janice Martin, club president.
"We welcome birders from across the region
to hear such a famous birder share his world
class knowledge with us."
The meeting will be held at the East Tennessee
State University Bristol Center on the Volunteer
Parkway (U.S.11E) about a couple miles south of
the Virginia-Tennesse line and just off I-381
The program will begin at 7:30 p.m. The room
capacity is 150 seated and 50 additional standing
room as needed.
Kaufman is the author of the new "Focus Guide to
the Birds of North America" which arrived in book
store across the nation last week. The paperback
format is 384pp. and published by Houghton Mifflin
Company of New York.
His "Birds Of North America" is a back-to-basics
guide with a clear and direct approach to
recognizing every North American bird. His
innovative technique of combining the best features
of photographs and paintings results in the most
accurate and helpful images ever to appear in any
field guide. The photographs have been taken by
many of North America's top nature photographers.
Kaufman, of Tucson, Arizona, is the field editor
of Audubon magazine.
He is lauded as one of the preeminent ornithologist
in the field today. In 1989, Kaufman was elected
to membership in the American Ornithologists' Union,
and in 1992, he was the youngest person to ever
receive the Ludlow Griscom Award from Bausch & Lomb
and the American Birding Association. Kaufman also
serves on the Board of Directors of the American
Birding Association, and is a member of the
International Ornithological Congress.
Area birders will enjoy an accomplished author,
artist and speaker, whose articles and illustrations
have appeared in numerous magazines. In the past,
he has been a contributing editor to Birder's
World, and Bird Watcher's Digest.
His published works include the Peterson Field Guide
to Advanced Birding, and the massive, 675-page Lives
of North American Birds, which includes a brief life
history of every bird species found in North America.
He is the author of The Kingbird Highway which
describes his early adventures in birding.
At 16 he began a hitchhiking trip around the US and
Canada to watch birds. At 19 he set a record for
the most North American bird species sighted in one
year. He was associate editor of "American Birds"
We'll have more details to announce in the next few
days. Save the date!!!