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What's Happening!

  • Natural Areas Celebration Week, May 3-11. Click Here for a schedule of events.
  • Birding by Ear starts May 21. Click Here for more information.
  • Birdathon 2014! Click Here for more information.
  • 2014 Field Trip Schedule Is Up!! Everything you need to know is on the Field Trip page.
  • Hesthavn Classes! Click Here to register for Spring classes!
  • Hesthavn Spring Work Parties have started up again. Click Here for more information.

Thursday, May 15, 7:00 8:30 PM
Colombia: Land of Birds
Christopher Calonje

Our final 2014 program consists of a photographic tour of Colombia and its birds, with information on Colombian geography, its cuisine, culture, and people. Chris will talk about the increasingly improved security situation; the Colombian government, at all levels, has made great strides in bringing peace and prosperity to Colombia. Colombia boasts the world's longest list of birds, now over 1890 species (more than North America and Europe combined). Much of this diversity is due to the country's complex topography, which includes three Andean ranges and the valleys between these ranges, Atlantic and Pacific coasts, vast grasslands bordering Venezuela and a large portion of the Amazon Basin. Birding in Colombia promotes responsible environmental and social ecotourism and provides an opportunity of a lifetime for birdwatchers.

Christopher Calonje was born and raised in Cali, Colombia, and earned a degree from Humboldt State University in Natural Resources Planning. For the past several years he has lived in Klamath Falls, where he works for a small environmental consulting firm. He specializes in wetlands, botanical surveys, environmental education, and biological assessments. Chris has been conducting birding tours in his native Colombia for many years, and has had the pleasure to travel throughout the entire country photographing its amazing avian diversity.

  • Monthly Meeting Info:
    Join us the third Thursday of every month, September through May, at the meeting hall of the First Presbyterian Church, 114 SW Eighth Street. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for refreshments and visiting. Chapter Meeting commences at 7:00 p.m. followed by the guest lecture at 7:30 p.m. Questions about the series can be directed to Chris Matthews 541-754-1172

  • Open Meetings of the Board of Directors

    ASC board meetings are open to all ASC members, and the board encourages you to come and see what we do. Our monthly board meeting is on Thursday one week before the General Meeting. See the calendar on the last page of The Chat for the meeting location.

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