From cloud forests to deserts: A journey through Ecuador and The Galapagos - Oct. 9
At our October chapter meeting, Kamal Islam, professor of biology and board member of RCAS, will introduce us to the birds of Ecuador, one of the megadiverse countries of the world, with more than 1,600 species of birds.
He’ll share sightings of endemic species from the Andean páramo, with its Andean Condor, Andean Ibis, and Andean Lapwing, to the Galapogos Islands with Lava Gull and Galapagos Penguins. He’ll delight us with sounds of Andean Cock-of-the-Rock and share stories of hummingbirds with 6.5-inch-long tails and 4-inch-long bills.
Learn more about this amazing country at “Why birdwatchers flock to Ecuador.”
Chapter business and refreshments will begin at 7 p.m. at Kennedy Library, followed by Kamal’s program at 7:15. The program is free and open to the public.
Join us for a special showing of Bird of Prey, a documentary produced by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology that tells “the story of the rarest bird on Earth.”
Our chapter is co-sponsoring this program, along with Ball State’s Student Chapter of The Wildlife Society, on Wednesday, November 13, from 7-9 p.m., at Ball State’s Pruis Hall.
Bird of Prey is an award-winning documentary that reveals the plight of the Great Philippine Eagle and the inspiring people who are working to save this critically endangered species from extinction. The cinematography of Neil Rettig offers unprecedented views of the behavior and forest domain of the eagle.
You don’t want to miss this program! Invite your friends and neighbors to join you for this intriguing look at the Philippine Eagle. Admission is free.
Metered parking is available on the top floor of the Emens Parking Garage. Free parking is available after 7 p.m. in restricted (red) lots. Zoom in on the campus map to find Pruis Hall (labeled “PH”) and the adjacent Emens Parking Garage (labeled “NP”), which is accessible from Neely Ave.
(Photo courtesy of Cornell Lab.)