RTPI Hosts Social Meetup at the Buffalo Zoo August 20th to Explore Boomerang Island, A Special Exhibit Showcasing the Birds of Australia

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Bee eaters, a variety of bird found in Australia, as painted by Roger Tory Peterson for World of Birds, 1964.
Bee eaters, a variety of bird found in Australia, as painted by Roger Tory Peterson for World of Birds, 1964.

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Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History

Roger Tory Peterson, one of America’s foremost artists, naturalists and ornithologists, and creator of the Peterson Field Guide series, was one of the first to make the world of birds accessible to everyone. In keeping with Peterson’s legacy, the Roger Tory Peterson Institute invites you for a field trip to the Buffalo Zoo on August 20th to experience Boomerang Island, an interactive exhibit comprised of over 300 birds representing a variety of species native to the Australian Outback. This temporary summer exhibition features a colorful cast including Budgies, Cockatiels, Princess of Wales parrots, Superb Parrots, Kookaburras, and more. RTPI and friends will gather at the Buffalo Zoo at 10am to take advantage of the group admission rate, explore at our individual leisure, and then meet up for a lunch time social. This will be an informal event, and all attendees will be responsible for their own transportation and lunch. If you would like to join RTPI and friends for what is sure to be a fun and educational way to interact with birds and bird-lovers alike, please RSVP with Amy Hudson 716-665-2473. For specific information about the Buffalo Zoo’s hours and rates of admission, please visit buffalozoo.org.