Non-astronomical Interests


Mary Kormendy


Our home in Austin


We got interested in birds during a trip to Australia in 1996.

Our bird pictures from around the world follow standard ecozones approximately but not exactly:

Birds from the USA and Canada:   our house, Texas, California, Hawaii, Canada,

Neotropic birds from Central America and the Caribbean:   Honduras, Costa Rica, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago

Neotropic birds from South America:   Ecuador 2004, Ecuador 2017, Brazil.

Western palearctic birds:   Europe: Germany, Finland, Norway, Europe: United Kingdom, Europe: Spain, the Canary Islands, Europe: Lesbos, Greece, Israel

Eastern palearctic birds:   China

Birds from Africa:   The Gambia, South Africa

Indo-Malayan birds from   India: North-west (Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand) India: North-east (Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya)India: Central (Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh)

Birds from   Australia, New Zealand.

For our 2018 March trip to India, see this travelog.

For our 2018 May trip to China, see this travelog.


Scuba diving: This is near Grand Piton, Saint Lucia (depth about 70 feet); Mary and John.


Travel and photography: This was part of Sete Quedas, Rio Parana, Brazil, before it was flooded by the Itaipu Dam reservoir. Other destinations


Opera: The New York Metropolitan Opera's Don Carlo is the best performance that we have seen.


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Last update: January 18, 2018 (Ecuador 2017 birds added; NE India is still under construction)

John Kormendy (kormendy@astro.as.utexas.edu)