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Birds of Cuba Subject for Special July Nature @ Noontime Program

Friday, June 29, 2012 | 03:54am

NASHVILLE --- Birds of Cuba will be the subject for a special July presentation of the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency’s Nature @ Noontime. The program will be held Thursday, July 5 from noon-1 p.m. at the TWRA’s Region II Ray Bell Building.

Polly Rooker, a TWRA biologist for TWRA Region II, recently made a birding trip to Cuba. She is a life-long member of the Tennessee Ornithology Society and was recently honored for her 35 years of service with the TWRA.

The climate of Cuba made it an ideal habitat for a wide diversity of birds. Cuba has 354 species of birds, 37 of which are listed as critical. Cuba is also an important stopover for many neotropical species.

Hosted by the TWRA Information and Education Division, Nature @ Noontime is held the first Thursday. This month is special presentation as the program has not held in July in the past. TWRA Nature @ Noontime presentations are about natural resource related topics and last about 30-45 minutes, allowing time for discussion during the allotted lunch hour. Contact Don King (615) 781-6502 or by e-mail: for more information.


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