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3222April Audubon Program

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  • Charlene McAllister
    Apr 3, 2009
      BIRDING in the LAND of the THUNDER DRAGON-


      Rich Kuehn and Dean Schuler, residents of The Sea Ranch, have traveled to
      relatively unknown Bhutan twice. They first visited in 2006 as part of an
      Around the World Adventure; the second trip was one year ago with
      Cheesemans' Ecology Safaris. On both trips, Hishey Tschering, the proud
      owner of Bhutan Birding and Heritage Travels (www.bhutanheritage.com
      <blocked::http://www.bhutanheritage.com/> )- arranged their tour and guided
      them on their travels.

      The Kingdom of Bhutan nestles between Tibet and India high in the majestic
      eastern Himalayas. Never having been conquered by outsiders, it is renowned
      as one of the planet's last unspoiled spots, a magical place with Buddhism
      integrated into every aspect of daily life. The inhabitants themselves call
      their country "Druk Yul": the land of the thunder dragon.

      Most of Bhutan's original forest remains in 'old-growth' condition. The
      Buddhist philosophy of respect for all living things results in a healthy
      environment where wildlife flourishes. Ten species of birds that are in
      danger of extinction reside in Bhutan, including the rare Black-necked Crane
      and the Imperial Heron, which is one of the fifty rarest birds in the world.
      It is also home to the endangered Golden Langur and other interesting

      Please share the adventure with Richard Kuehn and Dean Schuler on April 13th
      at 7:00 pm at the Gualala Art Center. Coffee and cookies will be
      available. The program is open to the public and a $5.00 donation is
      suggested. For further information call 937-4463 or go to

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