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Atherton HS 1956 Comments
New England Seabirds
Wildlife of the Gulf of Maine : seabirds, whales,
dolphins,sharks, fish, sea turtles, invertebrates, seaweeds
illustrated with many photographs.
The Gulf of Maine and other offshore trips in New England.
colonies in New England and Maritime Canada.
For wandering birders, links to
offshore pelagic trips in the U.S. and abroad.
Birding Trip Reports
Australia and New Zealand 2002
The author traveled by a rented camper van 25,000Km in
Australia for 4 months. The trip included: Wollagon
Pelagics, Denilgum, Tasmania, Darwin, Queensland, Great Ocean
Road, Royal National Park, a refuge for Marsupials and other
Before and after 3 months were spent in New Zealand visiting the
3 main islands. Travel was by rented car and accomodations
were in HI hostels. Birding was the primary actyivity in
Midway Atoll 2001
Midway Atoll well known as the site of the Battle of
Midway which was the turning point in WWI in the Pacific
is now a National Wildlife Refuge. For
a short time before Nine/Eleven the refuge was open to the
public and the author and her son were one of the lucky ones to
take advantage to visit the refuge for a week.
The refuge is the breeding grounds for 90% of the world
population of Laysan Albatross and also for many Black-footed
Albatrosses. Visitors live with the Albatrosses
and can observe the birds mating routines and the
feeding of chicks.Other species easily observed are:Bonin
Petrel, Red-billed Tropicbird, White Tern, Great Frigate Birds,
Red-footed Booby, Bristle-thighed Curlew, Monk Seal, Green Sea
It is also an opportunity to study the history of
the WWII Battle of Midway which was a naval battle won decisively by
the U.S. and the turning point in the Pacific War.
Seabird Colonies of Wales, Ireland, Scotland 2003
As fascinating as seabirds are at sea, they are even
more interesting on the breeding grounds. On this trip I visited
breeding colonies of Great Skua, Manx Shearwater and other
seabirds commonly see in our waters such as Kittiwakes,
Razorbills, Murres, Atlantic Puffins, Fulmars, and Northern
Antarctica, South Georgia and the
Falkland Islands 1999
A Victor Emanuel trip by boat with a focus on
seabirds at sea and on land. Penguins, Albatrosses, Prions,
Southern Fur Seals. A visit to a historic whaling station
on South Georgia was included.
A Bill Drummond birding trip to the High Andes
with a long tour of the Galapagos Island by boat. The
highlight of the trip was the island of Espanosa where we saw
Waved Albatross breeding along with Red -footed and Blue-footed
Boobies. Other species were the Giant Land Tortoises,
Marine Iguanas, Flightless Cormorants. All birders should
visit the Galapagos.
Web Sites I do for Others
Atherton HS Class of 1956
For the 50th reunion class of 1956
members were asked to write a short paragraph about "What have
you been doing for 50 years?" View the year book
pictures of your classmates and read what about the interesting
lives they have lived since graduation. Responses of one
form or another were received from 190 /275 class members.
About the Author
Born and raised in Louisville, Ky., I
attended public schools graduating from Atherton High School in
1956. I spent many hours swimming on Lakeside Swim Team, playing the violin and piano
and dreaming of traveling the world.
I attended the University of Louisville for a BS in
Zoology and Indiana
University MA in Zoology and later MBA in Finance.
I was a teacher of Biology and Chemistry at the Tudor
Hall School (now part of Park Tudor ) in Indianapolis, IN.
This was followed by four years as an army wife in Texas, Hawaii
and Virginia and four more years of residency. We finally established our home in Columbus,
IN. My husband was busy with his medical practice, my kids
thrived in school and sports, and I became a volunteer fire
A second chapter started with jobs in 3 banks, Digital Equipment
Company and finally IBM. During this time I moved to the Boston
area and became an avid birders. I took trips to Africa,
Antactica, Venezuela, Peru, Galapagos, Ecuador, Alaska. My kids
grew up, got off the check book and started their own lives.
Retiring in 2001, I rented my condominium and hit the road for
five years traveling to Australia, New Zealand and Europe the
first two years. Back in
the states I bought a truck camper and spent three years
traveling around my home country the beautiful USA.
Today I live in Nashua, NH near my daughter and her family. I
frequently visit my son and his family in California. I
volunteer every week at the Parker River National Wildlife
Refuge on Plum Island near Newburyport, MA.
These web sites are maintained at my own expense. No sales
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Your comments are most welcome
Emmalee Bowers Tarry 2016