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“Birding the Ancient Forests in El Triunfo Biosphere Reserve”
October 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pmFree
OPAS Program for October
“Birding the Ancient Forests in El Triunfo Biosphere Reserve, Chiapas, Mexico”
Presented by Carolyn Wilcox and Lindsey Schromen-Wawrin
Dungeness River Audubon Center, 2151 Hendrickson Road, Sequim, WA at 7 p.m.
Chiapas, the southernmost state in Mexico, is a birdwatcher’s dream. Carolyn Wilcox and Lindsey Schromen-Wawrin traveled to El Triunfo Biosphere Reserve in the highest part of the Sierra Madre de Chiapas in November, 2018. The reserve protects some of the last remaining cloud forest and tropical evergreen rainforest ecosystems on the Pacific coast of Mexico. It is home to 392 bird species including the unicorn-like endangered Horned Guan, along with many North American migrants during winter.
Carolyn has owned and operated Experience Olympic Nature Tours in Port Angeles, WA, since 2013. Lindsey, who is currently a city councilman in Port Angeles, thought birds were irrelevant for global biogeochemical cycles until he met Carolyn while teaching field science at NatureBridge in 2007. Now their favorite vacations are to wild places with high bird diversity.