Explorer bird lecture tonight
Jean Léveillé, a doctor by profession who is also a photographer, observer, traveler and author, will present a lecture about explorer birds tonight at 7 p.m. at the Pincourt Omni-Centre, located at 375, bouelevard Cardinal-Léger.
Léveillé, who’s visited more than 105 countries where he has observed and taken close to 80,000 photographs of birds and their behaviors, will discuss explorer birds and their exceptional abilities to travel countless miles in order to herald the arrival of a new season. Those attending the lecture will also learn about the secret destinations of some bird species which Léveillé, who along with his wife has seen first hand when he has followed certain species on their way to the Galápagos Islands, along the Silk Route, between Asia and Europe, and the Incense Route, between Egypt and India.
Léveillé has written several books about birds for the Éditions de l’Homme including: Les oiseaux et l’amour (2003), Les oiseaux gourmands (2005), and Drôles d’oiseaux (2007). In March 2009, he published his fourth book, Les oiseaux explorateurs, with a preface that was written by astronaut Julie Payette. The book is the inspiration for the May 28 conference. To reserve a spot at the free conference, contact the library staff at 514 425-1104, ext. 6244. To learn more about Jean Léveillé, visit his website at www.jeanleveille.org.