Birding Panama: A Glimpse into International Bird Conservation
Speaker: Hugh Simmons
From lowland tropical forests and coastal marine ecosystems to montane cloud forests, dry forests, grasslands and arid lands, Panama is both a migratory route and wintering ground for our Neotropical migrants. The majority of our birds spend from 6 – 8 months of the year in tropical America! Would it make sense to protect one habitat but not the other? To protect both the birds’ temperate habitat and their tropical habit, organizations have come together to provide the framework for national action and international cooperation for the conservation and wise use of Panama’s wetlands, forests, and wildlife. Monkeys, trogons, toucans, sandpipers, and our very own warblers live in these intact forested watersheds.
Join Hugh Simmons (past president of Chesapeake Audubon), currently a Board Member of the National Audubon Society, as he shares a glimpse into this work in Panama and the delicate balance between environmental, economic and political concerns in the region.
Where:St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, 4713 Edmondson Ave, Baltimore, MD
Cost:$10.00 per person for dinner and the program, $13.00 for a glass of wine or a beer with dinner.
Reservations by phone:Call (410)[masked]; specify if you prefer vegetarian
Please send checks payable to: The Chesapeake Audubon Society, P.O. Box
3173, Baltimore, MD 21228 or call (410)[masked] and leave a message with your
name, telephone number and number of people you will be bringing.
Directions:Take Baltimore beltway to exit 15A (Rte. 40, Baltimore National Pike
east, towards Baltimore.) Take Rte. 40 about 2 miles, just past the convergence of
Route 40 and Edmondson Ave. The Church is on the right.
Please note: we ask that you reserve your meal ticket in advance. As always, walk-ins
are welcome, but we can’t guarantee there will be enough food for you.