Mendocino Coast Audubon Program

Charlene McAllister

Mendocino Coast Audubon presents Birds of Ecuador
Most birders are aware that bird diversity varies according to latitude. The
arctic region has few resident birds, the temperate zone has more, and the
tropical belt has the most. Half-way between the United States and the
equator is tiny Costa Rica, which has over 850 species -- more species than
in the entire United States. Ecuador, sitting right on the equator, is the
culmination of this trend: With over 1500 species of birds, Ecuador offers
more bird diversity in less space than any other country in the world.

Ecuador's small size (equal to the U.S. state of Colorado) and
well-developed transportation system means that this diversity can be easily
accessed and experienced even by those with limited time and money. In
June of 2007, Roger Foote and his wife Holly Brackman traveled to this South
American country with it's vast jungles, huge rivers, cloud forests and
Andean peaks. A Ukiah resident, Roger will bring his adventure to the
coast in January. The slideshow will take place at 7 pm on Monday, January
19, 2009 at the College of the Redwoods, Mendocino Coast Campus. This
program is free to the public, but we welcome donations to help with the
cost of presenting monthly programs.

CR Coast Campus is located at 1211 Del Mar Drive in Fort Bragg. To join
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P.O. Box 2297, Fort Bragg, CA 95437.

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