Our next meeting will be Monday February 20 7PM at the Caspar Community Center 15051 Caspar Rd, Caspar, CA 95420.
Gordon Beebe, past president of Madrone Audubon Society, will present "Exploring the Colombian Southwest Andes and Intermountain Valleys".
Torrent Ducks, Cock-of-the Rock and more are shown in photos, video and studio recordings, all seamlessly integrated into the presentation. Experience the visual beauty and unique songs and calls of the bird of the varied habitats of southwest Columbia, from the valleys, cloud forest, freshwater lagoons and rivers to the paramo (Paramo can refer to a variety of alpine tundra ecosystems. Some ecologists describe the paramo broadly as "all high, tropical, montane vegetation above the continuous timberline".), high in the Andes. Watch the antics of a Black-billed Mountain Toucan as it feeds in the cloud forest, see five species of Antpittas up close at Rio Blanco Preserve, hear the unusual song of the Jet Antbird at Sonso Lagoon, and delight in the Buffy Helmetcrest, a hummingbird of the paramo. Come visit Colombia with Gordon as our guide. Gordon's website: home.earthlink.net/~phot8grd