october, 2019

17oct7:00 pm9:00 pmCrowder-Messersmith Conservation Fund Annual TalkThe Evolution of Birding Internationally – the 1960’s to the 2010’s

Event Details

Don Messersmith and his wife Sherry were founders along with Orville Crowder of world birding tourism in the 60’s and 70’s, with Don leading trips to many remote locales on the seven continents. His student, Daphne Gemmill, followed his footsteps forty years later. Don will talk about what he did to prepare and what the birding experience was like in the early days before the internet with Daphne comparing her experiences, such as in her recent travels to Papua New Guinea, to Don’s forty to fifty years ago. And while there have been dramatic changes in some respects, one thing remained the same—no internet in birding hotspots!

Light refreshments served. Please RSVP to Carol Hayes at carol.hayes@anshome.org or 301-652-9188 x10 by October 14. Contributions to the Crowder-Messersmith Fund will be gratefully accepted.


(Thursday) 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Woodend Nature Sanctuary

8940 Jones Mill Road, Chevy Chase, MD 20815, USA