Date: 5/12/18 12:06 pm From: LeRoy Tabb <leroytabb...> Subject: Bucks County Birders Program for Tuesday May 22nd, 2018
Bucks County Birders Program for Tuesday May 22nd, 2018
DISCOVER ONE BIRD, SAVE A THOUSAND -- by Doug Wechsler
An odd bird is discovered in cloud forest of the Andes Mountains of Ecuador. Scientists rushing to find out more about the bird find themselves in a race to save it. Cascading events lead to the establishment of a chain of bird reserves and conservation action across the globe.
Doug Wechsler will recount this fascinating history and talk about bird conservation in Ecuador today. His beautiful images will focus in on the biodiversity of the Ecuador reserves run by the Jocotoco Conservation Foundation. What interesting management problems does the foundation face and how does it solve them?
About the Speaker:
A children’s book author, photographer and naturalist, Doug Wechsler has produced 23 books including The Hidden Life of a Toad, Marvels in the Muck: Life in the Salt Marshes, and Frog Heaven: Ecology of a Vernal Pool. He enjoys giving lively, humorous presentations to both adults and children. Doug worked for the Academy of Natural Sciences for 28 years. His photographs have appeared in hundreds of books magazines and other media around the world. Visit dougwechsler.com<http://www.dougwechsler.com/> to see some of his work. Doug and his wife Debbie have spent months in Ecuador volunteering for a bird conservation organization, the Jocotoco Conservation Foundation. For more information contact <doug...>
The meeting will begin at 7:30 PM at the Peace Valley Nature Center. Admission is free.