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2000Mendocino Audubon November Program

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  • Charlene McAllister
    Oct 31, 2006
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      A Natural History of Birds in Ecuador

      Presented by Rudy Gelis

      When: Monday November 20, 2006 7:00 p.m

      Where: Caspar Community Center



      Rudy Gelis began his career in ornithology when he was awarded a Thomas J.
      Watson Fellowship in 1997. After studying nesting Andean Condors in
      Argentina and penguins on the Falkland Islands, he settled in Ecuador. Over
      the past decade, as an active member of the Yanayacu Natural History Group
      based in cloud forest of northeastern Ecuador, he has collaborated in
      numerous publications in refereed ornithology journals. In Ecuador he has
      studied the nests and breeding behavior of Long-wattled Umbrellabird,
      Red-winged Wood-Rail, Fiery-throated Fruiteater, five species of antpitta,
      Masked and Bluish Flowerpiercers, Barred Hawk, plus many dozens more. He has
      assisted in other ornithological works, including breeding bird surveys in
      the northeast U.S. and clay-lick use by parrots and macaws in the rainforest
      of southeastern Peru. Rudy instructs university-level natural history
      courses in Ecuador and frequently offers ecotourism courses and assists in
      professional workshops for guides and park guards in Latin America. Applying
      his strong background in botany and great interest in all of the natural
      world, Rudy leads birding and natural history tours throughout much of
      Ecuador and Peru. He is co-author with Murray Cooper of "Plumas: Birds in
      Ecuador ", a fine art photography book published in Quito. He currently
      lives in Quito, Ecuador.



      For further information call 964-6362





      Charlene McAllister
      P.O. Box 332
      Little River, CA 95456
      707-937-4463





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