Southeast Volusia Audubon Society, P.O. Box 46, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32170;

February 2018 Speaker

After retiring following a combined 24 years of service in the US Navy and Marine Corps, long-time SEVAS/Audubon member Joe Montpelier became interested in birding.  As he noted, “I of course saw birds before I joined Audubon in 1990, but I didn’t know what I was looking at!”  Joe, a native of New Smyrna Beach, lived in Washington, DC when he first attended an Audubon meeting.  For the next several years he would learn about bird identification and behavior on numerous excursions in the DC area.  Once he returned to New Smyrna Beach, he resumed his birding with his new group, the Southeast Volusia Audubon Society. Since resettling into his hometown, Joe can be seen at nearly all of the club meetings and field trips, increasing his avian and environmental knowledge, and sharing his enthusiasm during birding excursions.

Presentation:  “12 Years of Field Tripping:  A SEVAS Photo Journey”   

During this program Joe will share the best of the best of the many photographs he has taken of birds during a dozen years of venturing into the swamps, scrublands, wetlands and beaches of Central Florida. Expect this to be a time of remembrance of “field trips past” enlivened by Joe’s narration.  This should be a special “avian valentine” for this night of February 14th.