November 30, 2009

Bird Expert to Speak at Binder Park Zoo

Battle Creek, MI November 25, 2009 – Binder Park Zoo and Brigham Audubon are welcoming special guest speaker Eldon Griej, on Wednesday, December 9 at 7:00 p.m. for a presentation titled "Those Amazing Birds: A Look at Some Intriguing Behaviors." This is the third lecture of Binder Park Zoo and the Brigham Audubon Chapter of Michigan Audubon Fall Speaker Series.

Eldon was born and raised in North Dakota, attending college at Valley City State. He earned an M.S. from North Dakota State University and a Ph.D. from Iowa State University in 1969. Griej taught at Hope College for 26 years, leaving in 1988 to launch Birder's World magazine. He sold the magazine in 1995, edited it through 1998, and served as a consultant through 1999. He continues to write a column for the magazine entitled, "Those Amazing Birds." Since leaving the magazine, Eldon has functioned as a free-lance writer, and has led birding tours on the Peruvian Amazon as well as in Kenya and Tanzania. He frequently gives programs on birds and birding to various groups and participates in numerous birding festivals.

A short Brigham Audubon business meeting will start promptly at 7:00 pm, with the lecture beginning immediately afterwards at 7:15 pm. The lecture will take place in the Cross Administration Building (Zoo Office). The event is free to the public. For more information, please contact Binder Park Zoo: 269-979-1351.