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South America: Exploring the Bird Continent From Sea to Summit

  • Noel Wien Library 1215 Cowles Street Fairbanks, AK, 99701 United States (map)

Northern South America is a land of superlatives in terms of its biodiversity, varied landscapes, and cultures. The region’s geographic setting, mountainous topography, and extensive tropical forests conspire to create a riot of bird diversity—whether in the form of flamboyant mountain-tanagers, outlandish hummingbirds, or skulking antbirds of the lowland forest floor. In this talk, JJ will introduce you to the forest ecosystems of Colombia, Ecuador, and Suriname—and of course their birds! Along the way he hopes to provide a primer for aspiring neotropical birders, practical tips for visiting the region, and an overview of challenges and opportunities for forest conservation in South America.