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10775LA Audubon monthly meeting invitation, 5/8/13

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  • Mary & Nick Freeman
    May 1, 2013
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      Hi Birders

      Everyone is invited to attend Los Angeles Audubon Society's monthly meeting, 7:30pm, Wednesday May 8, 2013 in Debs Park, social hour begins 7:000pm. Free parking. If you arrive early, you have the opportunity of birding around the Center. Refreshments will be served:

      Audubon Center at Debs Park
      4700 North Griffin Ave.
      Los Angeles, CA 90031


      LAAS is excited to welcome back Alvaro Jaramillo. Come hear what promises to be another great talk by Alvaro, "Birding the South America's Southern Cone"

      The Southern Cone? Is that an Ice Cream place in Georgia? Nope, it is the triangle-shaped southern section of South America. The cone includes Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay and the southern bits of Bolivia and Brazil. What makes it special is that there are so many habitats and neat areas here, the Pampas, Patagonia, the Matorral, the Humboldt Current,Iguazu Falls, the Yungas, the Chaco - so many spots that are truly and uniquely South American. It is the land of Rheas, penguins, horneros, seriemas, as well as Southern Right Whales, Marine Otters, Viscachas and Vicuñas. A part of the world blessed with some enigmatic, unusual, beautiful and often rather unique creatures. But what absolutely is the icing on the cake is that the southern cone includes some of the most memorable and scenic parts of the Americas. This includes snow-capped volcanoes, huge granitic spikes, the big sky country of the Pampas and Patagonia and coastlines that are perhaps only rivaled by California and Alaska for their beauty. Come enjoy an evening exploring a gorgeous part of the world and its equally fantastic bird and wildlife through the eyes of a birder-biologist who has an unbridled passion for this part of the world.

      June's monthly program: Photo Night!

      LAAS has planned two owl prowls in our local mountains, both are filled. The Flammulated Owls have returned from Central America and along with other target owl species such as Northern Saw-whet, Northern Pygmy, and Spotted Owls, we invite you to participate in the Southern Sierra Ponderosa Cabin Weekend Owling Get-Away with Nick and Mary Freeman, July 4-7, 2013. There is a great selection of other birding outings listed in our website, check it out!

      See ya next week!

      Mary Freeman
      Glendale, CA
      Los Angeles Audubon Society Program Chair and Fieldtrip Leader

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