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Tues, May 11, 7:30 pm LA Audubon Meeting & Program

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  • royalcinclodes
    Location: Plummer Park, 7377 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, 323- 876-0202 Program: Alvaro Jaramillo, Birds of Chile Alvaro was born in Santiago, Chile
    Message 1 of 1 , May 4, 2004
      Location: Plummer Park, 7377 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, 323-
      876-0202

      Program: Alvaro Jaramillo, "Birds of Chile"

      Alvaro was born in Santiago, Chile and is currently living in
      Montara, California. He will explore Chile, a discovery of how
      geography has shaped the unique avifauna of the region, and compare
      it to the California birdlife, which shares a similar ecology to
      Chile. His research on the birds of Chile has culminated in a new
      field guide to the country, which was released in early November of
      2003. As he talks about Chile's birds, he will also give you a
      bit
      of a background look at how a book like this comes together.

      Chile is unlike any other country in South America. First, its
      geography is odd, being but a thick strip of land sandwiched between
      the Pacific Ocean and the Andes. Second, it is not tropical but
      temperate, even in the far north conditions are such that deserts
      occur, rather than tropical forest. This program will also explore
      Chile from the northern desert, to the temperate forests, south to
      Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego. The birding in Chile is superb, and
      includes some of the most incredible pelagic birding (five species
      of albatross) anywhere in the world. Like California, Chile is
      blessed with a cold and very productive ocean, due to the Humboldt
      Current.

      Garry George
      Communications Chair
      LA Audubon Society
      garrygeorge@...
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