Bird recorder John Neville presents an audio-visual show at the Museum this Saturday.

Calling all bird lovers

Past President of BC Nature, John Neville, presents an audio-visual presentation this Saturday at the Museum at Campbell River

Past President of BC Nature, John Neville, presents an audio-visual presentation this Saturday at the Museum at Campbell River.

The presentation, entitled Our Wonderful West Coast Birds – Come Listen and Look, takes placed from 1 to 2:30 p.m. and includes sounds, descriptions and behaviours of Bald Eagles, Black Oystercatcher, Fox Sparrow and Anna’s Hummingbird to name a few.

“I’m going to exhibit the biodiversity of the birds of our West Coast through the seasons using my own sound recordings and local photographers,” Neville says.

Neville is a world renowned bird song recorder and brings his enthusiasm for the topic based on a lifelong interest in birds.

He sound records in the wild with great sensitivity and field craft awareness.

His major aim is that the production of his nature recording will make people more aware of the feathered creatures and their need for a protected habitat.

Neville is a regular supplier of nature recordings to the Library of Natural Sounds and his work is now being exhibited in the new Robert Bateman Centre in Victoria.

He is currently working on his most ambitious project to date, “Bird Songs of Canada.”

Serious field recording of birds began in 1993 after studying with the MacAuley Library of Natural Sounds at Cornell University.

As Neville Recording, Neville has produced 17 regional sound guides to bird identification.

The cost for the talk is $7. Call the Museum at 250-287-3103 to reserve a seat.