Cape Batis

Travel Presentations

Click here for Talks on Behavior, Taxonomy and General Subjects

These presentations focus on the birds of the areas listed below, and are a great introduction if you are planning a tour, or are just fascinated with the birds of far-away places.

  • Birds of the Sierra - Sierra Valley, Yuba Pass and environs - one of the most beautiful places on earth!
  • Central America - from Belize to Panama, includes a discussion of the
    origin of oscine and sub-oscine songbirds in the area.
  • Ecuador - Up and Down the Mountain - the differing ecological zones of the country and the birds that live there.
  • Magical Madagascar - Birds, Lemurs and the concepts of adaptive
    radiation and endemism.
  • South Georgia & The Falklands - Birds of the Southern Ocean, colonial nesting, rodent impact and removal
  • Colombia - the lowdown on getting high - birds and a sip of coffee
  • Sunda - Land of Birds, Beasts and Dragons - Borneo, Indonesia and Malaysia, with a bit on islands, Wallace and Palm Oil.
  • Peruvian Peregrinations - Birds from two trips to Peru, with an emphasis on Hummingbirds and Ovenbirds
  • Islands in the Sun - Endemic families and species in the Caribbean, concept of Vicariance and Dispersal in the Caribbean, a bit on hurricanes.
  • Sahul, A Paradise for Birds - Australia, Papua New Guinea with Bower Birds and Birds of Paradise.


Talks by Bob

Who is Bob?

Bob Lewis was trained as a chemist, and worked for Chevron in Richmond and Europe for 33 years.  He has taught birding classes for 23 years, and has been an addicted birder, photographer and traveler for almost ever.  He has seen  over 5,000 of the world's 10,000+ bird species, and hopes to see many more!  Bob was presented with ABA's Chandler Robbins Award for Education and Conservation in 2016.

Bob enjoys presenting bird-related subjects to groups.  To schedule a presentation, contact Bob.

With sufficient lead time, a talk can be prepared specifically for you, on subjects related to near-by habitats, bird taxonomy,  behavior, physiology, etc. -- just ask!