RTPI To Explore Boomerang Island

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

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 20 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 zoo at 10 a.m. 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 https://buffalozoo.org/.

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