Our September lunch & learn featured Bill Clark as he shared a vast array of photos of unusual plumages of North American diurnal raptors, including albino, partial albino, and amelanism (dilute plumage, leucism) raptors and on the usage and misusage of these terms. Melanistic, hybrids, and other oddly plumaged raptors will also be shown and discussed, as are long-billed syndrome, methane burner casualties, and others.
Bill Clark is a photographer, author, researcher, and lecturer and has over 50 years experience working with birds of prey, including 5 years as Director of NWF’s Raptor Information Center. He has published numerous articles on raptor subjects; has traveled extensively world-wide studying, observing, and photographing raptors; and regularly led raptor and birding tours and workshops, both home and abroad, with Raptours, which is now being run by his colleague, Sergio Seipke. Bill on the board of directors. He has been living in the Rio Grande Valley since 2002. He regularly teaches evening and weekend courses on raptor field identification and biology and frequently presents lectures on raptor subjects.