Date: 1/12/18 8:04 pm From: Jane Clark <jrclark...> Subject: [ia-bird] Des Moines Audubon Tuesday
Des Moines Audubon Society
Tuesday, January 16 Program-7 p.m.
Shiripuno Lodge - the heart of Amazonian Ecuador
Dennis and Cecille Thompson spent a week last fall at Shiripuno Lodge in the lowlands of Amazonian Ecuador. The lodge is within the tribal grounds of the Waorani nation which adjoins Yasuni National Park. A six-hour motorized canoe ride was required to reach the lodge. No electricity or hot water made for a true "away from it all" experience. This is Amazonian forest that is not seasonally flooded and has a whole range of rare or little-known neotropical species. Antbirds, toucans, jacamars, puffbirds and other exotics were routinely encountered. Join Dennis and Cecille for a peek at a beautiful wilderness area that few get to visit.
Des Moines Audubon meetings begin at 7:00 p.m. and are held in the lunchroom of the Northwest Community Center, which is located at 51st and Franklin Avenue in Des Moines. The Center is just west of Franklin Library. There is ample parking and the building is accessible. If you have questions about this meeting place, please contact Jane Clark at 515-223-5047.