Audubon Presenting Peru’s Incredible Northern Birding Route

provided to The Santiva Chronicle

Peter Hawrylyshyn

Join the Sanibel-Captiva Audubon Society at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, for a webinar program entitled “Peru’s incredible Northern Birding Route” presented by world birder and photographer, Peter Hawrylyshyn.

Where can one see over 400 species in a single day – along Peru’s Northern Birding Route which hosts over 1,600 species. Peter’s tour starts in the humid Amazon lowlands, ascends thru cloud forests of the eastern Andes, traverses the vast Marañon canyon, then ascends the western Andes, crosses the Tumbesian dry forests to finally end at Pacific Ocean.

His talk will focus on the various ecosystems and their special range-restricted species – Marvelous Spatuletail, Hoatzan, Wattled Curassow, Yellow-scarfed Tanager, Solitary Eagle, White-winged Guan. He will also explore the spectacular scenery, the rich Chachapoyan cultural history (mummies in caves) and the environmental threats to the region. Northern Peru is truly an unforgettable birding experience.

Peter Hawrylyshyn has been a long-time winter visitor to Sanibel. He has always had a love of the outdoors and birds. The advent of digital imaging allowed Peter to focus his interests on bird photography. His award-winning work has appeared on BBC Nature and Cornell’s Living Bird, and been published in numerous reference texts.

This is the sixth of eight Sanibel-Captiva Audubon Zoom webinars to be held in January and February 2021 on Thursdays at 7 p.m. To register for a webinar, go to the Programs section of the San-Cap Audubon website within the five day period prior to the specific webinar’s scheduled date and click on JOIN in that webinar’s description. After registration, a link to that webinar will be emailed to you. Each webinar has a different link. All are always welcome to join. To view a video of a completed webinar, click on VIDEO in that webinar’s description.

There is no charge to join the webinars. The normal source of San-Cap Audubon lecture support has been the $10 suggested attendee entrance donation for the pre-pandemic live presentations at the Sanibel Community House. It is suggested that webinar attendees donate directly by mail to the address on the web site home page or via PayPal to its web page. All donations are much appreciated and after costs are used to promote conservation on Sanibel, Captiva and in Florida.

For additional information, call (239) 395-1878 or visit the San-Cap Audubon Web site.

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