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The Wonders of Wildsumaco Wildlife Sanctuary in Ecuador: Dr. Vanderhoff, Ph.D

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Wildsumaco Wildlife Sanctuary lies on the eastern slope of the Andes in Ecuador and is home to nearly 500 species of birds. This mid-elevation site offers a high diversity of not only birds, but also insects, mammals and herpetofauna.

Since 2008 researchers have studied this diversity using a variety of methods, including camera trapping. Dr. Vanderhoff of Jacksonville University will give a presentation on the diversity and conservation of this unique region, sharing photos and discussing the importance of birders for conservation.

E. Natasha Vanderhoff, Ph.D., University of Louisville. Behavioral Ecology, Foraging, Animal Communication, Ornithology, Tropical Ecology, Primatology.

Check out their online bird list: http://www.wildsumaco.com/html/birdssumaco.php