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Monthly General Meeting
January 16, 2019 @ 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
The Republic of Trinidad and Tobago is a Caribbean cultural melting pot renowned for its Carnival, pulsating to the beat of steel drums, soca music, and calypso. But it’s nature at its finest that draws us in; it’s colorfully kaleidoscopic.
The size of Delaware, the two-island nation off Venezuela’s coast is home to 482
species of birds, 68 bat species, and 765 butterfly species. The islands really are an introduction to the natural history of South America.
Through the eyes of Martyn Kenefick, the region’s premier bird guide, you’ll get a great taste of tropical birding in Trinidad’s high mountain rainforest, on its sandy beaches, and in mangroves with Scarlet Ibis evening roosts.
Martyn Kenefick has been an avid birder since his early teens, moving to Trinidad in 1999 and spending the next 15 years working as a bird tour leader, guiding in Trinidad and Tobago and many other countries. In 2007 he became the main author of Field Guide to the Birds of Trinidad and Tobago, the third edition of which will be published in early March. Let him take you to this tropical paradise, home to the Bearded Bellbird, Tufted Coquette, Bluebacked-Manakin, and nocturnal Oilbirds.
Don’t forget your passport!
Social starts at 6:30pm
Program starts at 7pm