Los Angeles Audubon resumes its monthly meetings beginning Wednesday
September 10, 2008. I hope you enjoyed some fantastic birding
adventures this past summer!
You are cordially invited to attend our monthly meeting at Plummer
Park, 7377 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90046 in the
community building, room 6. The meeting starts at 7:30am. The
nature store is open for shopping before and after the meeting.
Refreshments will be served after the presenter's talk.
Our speaker is Dr. Jordan Karubian:
Ground-cuckoos, Umbrellabirds and other rain forest delights:
highlights from five years of research and conservation work in the
Dr. Jordan Karubian spent four years living and working in the Choco
rain forests of northwest Ecuador from 2001 - 2005. Choco rain
forests house a stunning diversity of flora and fauna and are a world-
wide conservation priority. For example, the Choco has the highest
number of endemic species of bird (62) of any habitat type in the
western hemisphere. Many of these species are spectacular, very
poorly known, and at risk of extinction due to habitat loss. Dr.
Karubian devoted his time in Ecuador to the research and conservation
of several of these species, including the Long-wattled Umbrellabird,
the Banded Ground-cuckoo, Macaws, and the Brown Wood-rail. He also
started a training, education, and sustainable development program
that has made significant advances for the conservation of these
species and the habitat they depend on. Now an Associate Researcher
at UCLA, Dr. Karubian will summarize his research and conservation
work on these and other species, with lots of pretty pictures and
video to boot!
For adventurers like me and Nick, the neotropics is one of the most
enjoyable ways to experience abundant birdlife. Jordan's talk will
sure inspire planning your next birding vacation.
See you there!
President and Programs Chair for Los Angeles Audubon
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