Upcoming Eastern Sierra Audubon Programs
When: Now on the FIRST Wednesdays (unless otherwise noted) of October, December, February, and April; 7:00 PM (see Events Calendar)
Where: White Mountain Research Station (4 mi. East of Bishop on East Line St., see Map) UNLESS OTHERWISE INDICATED
Evening programs will be preceded by (1) announcements of interest to the membership, and (2) sharing of recent bird sightings and other news on the local natural history scene. Check local news media for possible changes. Everyone is welcome to attend!
Wednesday, June 5th - Birds of Colombia with Santiago Escruceria
Note that this program will be held at the Crowley Lake Community Center (directions).
We will be having a Dessert Potluck at 6:30pm, followed by Santiago's program on Birds of Colombia at 7:00pm - don't miss it!
We will start the dessert potluck at 6:30pm with the presentation to follow at 7:00. The program will be at the Crowley Lake Community Center on the 5th of June. Santiago Escruceria will be presenting The Birds of Colombia.
The photos in the program are from the Southwest corner of Colombia, Departamento (state) del Valle, Cali area. We will "visit" four distinct regions: Coordillera Central (Central Andes Range), Laguna de Sonso, wetlands north of Cali, open grass and riparian corridor, south of Cali, at the foothills of the Coordillera Occidental (Western Andes Range), and we visit the highlands in the Coordillera Occidental, which it is an IBA region. Colombia has about 1,889 species of birds, the country with the highest recorded number of species, next is Peru with 1,834 and in third place Brazil with 1,785. Colombia has 76 endemics, 162 species of hummingbirds, 203 species of flycatchers, and 141 species of Tanagers. The areas he visits have a combined list of over 626 species. If you want to go birding there, he'll take you!!!!
Santiago M Escruceria is a Colombian-born American citizen residing in California for the past 34 years. He graduated with a BA in Cultural Anthropology and a minor in Environmental Studies from Sonoma State University in Northern California. He has taught environmental education, in Spanish and English, for the past 20years, 14 of which he has spent with the Mono Lake Committee. At Mono Lake he manages the Mono Lake Committee's Outdoor Experiences program for Los Angeles inner-city youth. Santiago is an avid birder, leading bird walks for, ESAS, school groups, and the public in the Mono Basin. He has been birding the Americas since 1986.
In 2007, Santiago started his birding Colombia tour company – Guadualito Birding Tours – when he realized that he and many birders in his tours shared similar passions for birds. Knowing that he could bring people to the Colombian countryside that turned him onto a life's worth of work, he set out to provide birders with the opportunity.
Directions: The Crowley Lake Community Center is next to the Crowley Lake General Store, on the corner of South Landing and Pearson Road. From Bishop and other points south, exit at Crowley Lake and turn left on South Landing Road. From Mammoth and other points north, drive south to Crowley Lake, exit and turn right on South Landing Road. Turn left on the first street past the General Store, and right into the Community Center parking lot. Allow 1/2 hour driving time from Bishop, 15 minutes from Mammoth.
This program is free of charge and the public is welcome!
For more information contact Jenny Richardson (email email@example.com or call 760-920-8541). Also, check back to this page for updates and the exciting list of speakers for the 2013 season. Everyone is welcome to attend all programs!
Everyone is welcome to attend all programs!