Native Bird Talk to be given by well renowned expert Chris Tzaros.
Chris has maintained a strong interest in natural history since his childhood. Brought up in central Victoria, he has a passion for and knowledge of forest and woodland ecosystems, particularly birds, for which he is renowned throughout Australia as an expert.
Chris has led and been actively involved in many conservation and research programs across temperate south-eastern Australia for over 20 years. When he was young, he was awarded Young Australian of the Year in the environment category in recognition of his commitment to box-ironbark woodland conservation and his dedicated work on threatened birds.
He holds a Bachelor of Applied Science and a Master of Science degree and he has authored a comprehensive book on the Wildlife of Victoria’s Box-Ironbark Country and has another book underway on the wildlife of north-east Victoria. Chris also writes for and contributes photographs to a number of books and magazines and presents photographic and educational seminars to wide audiences across Australia.
Over the past 15 years, he has developed as an accomplished wildlife photographer – a passion that complements his professional career as an ecologist, and he has won multiple National and International awards for his images. He has previously adjudicated at National and Regional-level nature photography competitions. For the past few years, Chris has been self-employed as an independent wildlife ecologist and freelance nature