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Author Visit: Gene Walz shares Happiness is a Rare Bird

Jul 20, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm UTC-4

There is nothing better than the sight of a rare bird. Whether sitting in your backyard when an errant traveller stops by, or trekking to an exotic location, every encounter is a gift. Through a lifetime of experiences, Gene Walz shares the joy of the birding life in Happiness is a Rare Bird.

Author Gene Walz comes to VINS to read from the book and talks about his wide-ranging travels to see birds around the world.

With quirky terms such as vagabonds, endemics, fall-out, jinx birds, and lifers, the unique birding community brings together kindred spirits to marvel at the incredible diversity of their avian subjects. From common house sparrows to the spectacular Cock of the Rock (front cover), every bird is a beauty. Through his numerous memorable birding experiences, Walz paints a picture of the life that is as colourful as the birds he has seen. In nearly every continent around the world he’s found happiness and it truly is a rare bird.


Jul 20, 2017
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Vermont Institute of Natural Science (VINS)
6565 Woodstock Road
Quechee, VT 05059 United States

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