“Birds and Wildlife of Patagonia”
November 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pmFree
OPAS Program and Meeting
November 20, 2019 at 7 pm.
“Birds and Wildlife of Patagonia, from Magellan to the 21st Century”
Presented by Claudio Vidal
Meet at Dungeness River Audubon Center, 2151 Hendrickson Road, Sequim, WA
2020 is the 500th anniversary of Magellan’s voyage. One of Magellan’s most important “discoveries” was Patagonia and the Magellan Straits at the southern tip of South America. Claudio Vidal, Chilean bird expert, will explain the natural history of this enigmatic region, looking at the birds and wildlife through the eyes of Magellan and other explorers, from Cook and Bougainville to Fitzroy and Darwin.
Claudio Vidal, who lives in Punta Arenas, leads extraordinary nature explorations in Patagonia, Chile and South America through his company Far South Expeditions. He has a particular interest in seabirds and marine mammals occurring in the Humboldt Current, Patagonia and Antarctica. Claudio is an author of Birds of Chile, Oceanic Islands and Antarctic Peninsula and is co-author of more than 20 books, including the acclaimed Birds of Patagonia, Tierra del Fuego and Antarctic Peninsula.