Lecture: Birding in Ecuador - October 10
Published: September 28, 2012
|Plate-billed mountain toucan
Dave Larson, education coordinator at Joppa Flats, will present a slide program and lecture, Birding in Ecuador, at Joppa Flats on Wednesday, October 10, at 7:30 p.m. This program is open to the public, appropriate for all ages, and free to Mass Audubon’s members; the nonmembers’ fee is $4. No pre-registration is required.
Ecuador is a fabulous birding destination. Extending from the Pacific Ocean to the Andes Mountains and into the Amazon River lowlands in the east, geographic isolation and the wide variety of habitats have resulted in nearly1600 species of birds in a country the size of Nevada.
David Larson has led birding and natural history expeditions all over the world. In March 2012, Dave lead a tour for Mass Audubon that covered a transect across the northern part of Ecuador, from the Amazon lowlands to 14,000 feet in the Andes to the rainforests of the west. Join him as he recounts this journey in photographs and stories. After the tour, Dave visited the southern Ecuador home of the famed Jocotoco Antpitta – you won’t want to miss that one!