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Bird Conservation and Birding Hotspots in South America

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PACIFIC BIODIVERSITY INSTITUTE

Bird Conservation & Birding Hotspots
in South America

September 24, 2015

Tuesday, September 29, 7:00 pm at the Twisp River Pub, learn about bird conservation and birding hotspots in South America—the "Bird Continent." Join Lucila Castro, an Argentine conservation biologist and bird expert, and Peter Morrison, PBI's executive director, for an exciting talk about the most important bird conservation opportunities in the world and a tour of some amazing birding hotspots. We are thrilled to have Lucila here in the Methow to be part of the presentation!

Lucila Castro is an Argentine conservation biologist working with PBI, and a member of Grupo de Conservación Flamencos Altoandinos (GCFA). Lucila is a bird specialist and superb wildlife photographer with intimate knowledge of some of the best birding hotspots in Argentina. She is in the USA for a scientific symposium and to share her passion for the abundant and diverse birds of South America.


Peter Morrison is a conservation biologist and the executive director of PBI. He is an avid explorer of wildlands and biodiversity hotspots in both North and South America. He leads a project to explore, document and eventually protect some of the most significant wildlands and wildlife hotspots left on the planet.

South America is where nature finds its greatest expression, earning it the title: "the bird continent." South America contains at least 3,450 bird species, and more are discovered every decade. Over one-third of all birds in the world are found on this continent—where some of the most important bird conservation opportunities exist. During Tuesday's presentation you will learn more about these bird hotspots and some of the most immense wildlands on Earth. You will meet scientists and conservationists working to protect these areas.

If you can't make it to the presentation, please consider making a financial gift to support PBI's work in partnership with South American conservation groups and universities. You can donate securely online.
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