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June 9 Travelling and Birding in the Amazon Local Style – Andrew Thelander

9 June 2023 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

A scarlet macaw. Photo by Andrew Thelander

In 2014 and 2016, Andrew Thelander spent 4 months in the Amazon regions of Peru, Colombia and Brazil, living and travelling local style and witnessing the rapid changes affecting the natural environment there, changes that are still happening. 

On June 9th, at Noosa Parks Association’s Friday Environment Forum, Andrew Thelander who is President of Birds Queensland, will share some of his adventures of birdwatching along the Maranon, Amazon, Nanay and Javary Rivers using the transport the locals use, with his amazing wildlife photography to illustrate. 

Although there is a lot of poverty and disease in the Amazon region and many issues like plastic pollution, corruption, drugs, illegal logging, wildlife trafficking, illegal mining and hunting, there is also increasing development with people buying jet skis and cars. On the positive side, there is increasing environmental awareness among the locals and birdwatching is growing in popularity.

Come along to hear about Andrew’s adventures and learn about the changes that are happening in this region.  Everyone is welcome at the NPA Environment Centre, 5 Wallace Drive, Noosaville. The forum starts at 10:30am and morning tea is available at 10-10.25am. Entry is $5 by “tap & go” at the door which includes morning tea/coffee. 

 A large canoe, the type of transport Andrew used. Photo by Andrew Thelander
A large canoe, the type of transport Andrew used. Photo by Andrew Thelander


Join the bird observers at 8.30am in the carpark for interpretive birding. 


9 June 2023
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Noosa Parks Association Environment Centre
5 Wallace Drive, Wallace Park,
Noosaville, QLD 4566 Australia
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