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Panama! Birds and Possibilities, with Jess Morton: Zoom Evening Meeting reminder Tuesday, 2 February, 7:30 p.m.

February 2, 2021

Santa Monica Bay Audubon Society
is putting on our fourth ZOOM evening meeting.
You’re all invited.

On February 2, 2021 at 7:30 pm, Join the Zoom Presentation by CLICKING HERE

Panama!

You know how it is. Things that are supposed to be simple, too often aren’t. All I wanted to do was visit my sister on one of her annual visits to Panama. She’s a writer and hates cold weather, so she goes to where it’s warm and she can sit outside and write poetry. That sounded pretty good to me, too.

But then, I’m a birder. Quite aside from warm weather, Panama has birds. Lots of them. So I asked her to find a guide for a couple of days so I could do some bird photography while I was there. Well, she found one, and this is his story, at least as much as mine.

Come on along with me as I retell the story of an amazing birder, Guido Berguido. As a lad in his twenties, he discovered that he was going to have to become a conservationist, too, if the birds were to be there in the future for others to see. And that is what he did.

In addition to a lot of gorgeous (and not so gorgeous) birds, we’ll visit Guido’s research station on a remote mountain in eastern Panama. From there it is up into his cloud forest preserve, where dozens of new species have been discovered. These include flowers, trees, frogs, snakes and other creatures still to be described. For those interested, there are even opportunities to name one of the new species.

Panama is not what I expected. It is far, far more exciting than I had imagined. On February 2nd, we’ll Zoom there for another look.

Jess Morton is a founding member of the Palos Verdes/South Bay Audubon Society, now serving as chapter treasurer and newsletter editor. From 2007-13, he was a member of the National Audubon Society’s board of directors. He is a birder, photographer, poet and has just published Dewdrop, the natural history of the American dewdrop spider.

On February 2, 2021 at 7:30 pm, Join the Zoom Presentation by CLICKING HERE

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[Posted by Chuck Almdale]

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  1. c prismonreed permalink
    February 2, 2021 9:25 pm

    Thank you! Nice job!

    c.prismon-reed 松林 songlin/ 송림 songlim ______________________________ * 詩人 小蘭 * “a poet is a small orchid”

    On Tue, Feb 2, 2021, 14:03 SANTA MONICA BAY AUDUBON SOCIETY BLOG wrote:

    > Chukar posted: ” Santa Monica Bay Audubon Societyis putting on our fourth > ZOOM evening meeting.You’re all invited. On February 2, 2021 at 7:30 pm, > Join the Zoom Presentation by CLICKING HERE Panama! You know how it is. > Things that are supposed ” >

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