San Mateo County, California
Birds of Belize and Tikal, Guatemala
Speaker: Rich Cimino
November 10, 2016
Rich will share photos of the birds and maps of Belize and Tikal, which have been assembled over the years by him. Belize, a part of the Yucatan Peninsula, is a bird-rich county located on the migration path for some of our spring and summer species. Lying on the Caribbean Sea, it bordered by Mexico to the north and Guatemala to the west.
Rich is from Marin County and the Guide for Yellowbilled Tours which offers annual field trips into Belize and Guatemala. This is Rich's second presentation to Sequoia Audubon. Last year he presented his Birds of Alaska. Rich is also the complier for the eastern Alameda County CBC and is active in the Altamont Pass Wind Turbine repowering program, northbay shorebird and heron rookery surveys and other conservation initiatives.
Birding Antarctica by Cruise Ship
Speaker: Joe Morlan
December 8, 2016
Joe Morlan will describe the birds and wildlife encountered while on a 21-day cruise from Valparaiso to Buenos Aires, February 2015. Large cruise ships can provide a stable, comfortable platform for watching seabirds. Numerous penguins, petrels and albatrosses grace the imposing Antarctic seascape while cruising through Drake Passage, past Cape Horn to Antarctic Sound, Danco Coast, and Palmer Archipelago. Joe also arranged landbird expeditions at various ports of call. Flightless Steamer-Ducks and an endemic subspecies of the Fire-eyed Diucon were at Chiloé Island. Black-chested Buzzard-Eagles and Correndera Pipits were in the highlands above Puerto Chacabuco. The enigmatic Magellanic Plover and Band-tailed Earthcreeper were at Punta Arenas. Stops at Ushuaia, the Falklands and Montevideo offered such species as Dolphin Gull, King Penguin, and Giant Wood-Rail.
Join us for what promises to be an entertaining and informative presentation.
The programs for additional meetings will be posted when available. (Topics subject to change.)