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Wednesday, January 17, 7 p.m. — Birds of Belieze

Belize is a tiny English-speaking country on the west side of the Caribbean next door to Guatemala that has become a mecca for bird lovers because it contains nearly 600 species compared to 660 in California in an area that is 18 times smaller! The tropical forests, savannah, numerous cayes (low-lying islands), wetlands, and coastal plains of Belize  offer a myriad of habitats for many birds. Nearly half of the country’s land and adjacent waters are protected under  forest reserves, marine reserves, wildlife sanctuaries, national parks and other protected area designations.
Our guest and presenter, Rich Cimino, will regale us with photos and stories of the birds that he’s seen
and photographed on the trips that he has led to Belize.
Rich has birded California for 48 years, has been a member of Ohlone Audubon for 30 years where he was a conservation leader for the chapter, and is a leader and participant in a myriad of bird conservation projects. He is also a field guide to many birding symposia such as the recent Central Valley Bird Club festival in Stockton. Rich is the owner and tour leader of Yellowbilled Tours that provides birding trips to Alaska, Belize and now France, as well as many IBAs (Important Bird Areas) in the U.S. He has previously presented “Birds of Alaska” to CSAS, and Jeanne Ridgley took a trip with Rich to Nome in Alaska just a couple of years ago, so now he is returning to entertain and educate us once again. His website is at http://yellowbilledtours.com/
Join us at 7 PM, January 17th, the third Wednesday of the month, in the Tuolumne County Library on Greenley Road in Sonora to enjoy the presentation. The public is always welcome at our monthly programs and refreshments are served after the program. Products and publications on a wide range of birding topics are on display and on sale at each meeting. For additional information about the program, please call Kit DeGear at (925) 822-5215 or email Kit.
There will also be another presentation of this program on Tuesday, January 16, at 6 PM at Gold Country Roasters cafe located at 78 Scott Street, around corner from Alchemy Market & Cafe, Murphys (downtown).

 

Upcoming  2018 Public Programs — To Be Announced

Board Meetings

Our board meetings are the third Wednesday of the month, September through May, and are at 3 PM. They are held at the at the Blood Bank Conference Room behind Rite Aid on Greenley Road, Sonora.  Audubon members are welcome to attend these meetings. For information you may call Barry Boulton at 596-0612 or email Barry.