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, 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.


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: October 7, 2014 (UK birds added; NE and Central India under construction)

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