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Join Golden Gate Audubon Society for our August Speaker Series featuring Honduras birding guide Robert Gallardo!
Central America is a birder’s paradise that holds close to 10 percent of all the world’s bird species, and Honduras is right in the middle of it.
For the international community of birders, Honduras has always been shrouded in mystery and has only just begun to be discovered. It currently has almost 750 bird species, including many prized Mesoamerican endemics such as the coveted Ocellated Quail, Keel-billed Motmot and Lovely Cotinga, and the country’s only known endemic, the Honduran Emerald.
The country boasts the highest percentage of forest cover in Central America and an extensive but underutilized national park system. Robert will be showing a series of vivid photos that feature the country´s wonderful birds and many natural areas.
Robert Gallardo arrived in Honduras in 1993 as a U.S. Peace Corps volunteer and has lived there ever since. He has worked on various projects: He started butterfly farms and a small eco-lodge, and co-founded the Honduran Ornithological Society. For more than 12 years, he has worked as a professional bird guide. Golden Gate Audubon offered two trips to Honduras in 2011, both led by Robert. He is currently writing the definitive Field Guide to the Birds of Honduras, to be published in 2014.
7 p.m. refreshments, 7:30 p.m. program
Free for GGAS members, $5 for non-members.
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