Golden Gate Audubon presents Alvaro Jaramillo. Southernmost South America evokes images of incredible mountain scenery, Cape Horn, and expansive Patagonia. It also has some of the oldest forests on Earth, the Pampas grasslands made famous in stories of the gauchos, and the little-known Chaco dry forest. The Humboldt Current is perhaps the richest part of the ocean on the planet. This southernmost triangle of the continent, the Southern Cone, is made up of Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, southern Brazil, and Paraguay. It's an area with amazing birds and other wildlife, such as seedsnipes, rheas, yellow-finches, sierra-finches, shrike-tyrants, penguins, and diving-petrels. Come see the landscapes, birds, and other creatures of the far south of the Americas.
Alvaro Jaramillo was born in Chile and now lives in Half Moon Bay, where he runs Alvaro's Adventures, a birding and nature tour company. He has traveled extensively in the southern cone and is author of the Field Guide to the Birds of Chile. He is working on a book on the birds and other wildlife of Patagonia. Alvaro also teaches classes on bird identification, shorebirds, seabirds, and other topics for the San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory.
$5 or free for members.
Presented by Golden Gate Audubon Society