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Audubon to present ‘Peru’s Incredible Northern Birding Route’

By AUDUBON SOCIETY - | Feb 4, 2021

PHOTO PROVIDED Peter Hawrylyshyn

The Sanibel-Captiva Audubon Society will world birder and photographer Peter Hawrylyshyn for a Webinar program, “Peru’s incredible Northern Birding Route,” on Feb. 11 at 7 p.m. via Zoom.

Where can one see over 400 species in a single day? Along Peru’s Northern Birding Route, which hosts over 1,600 species. Hawrylyshyn’s tour will start in the humid Amazon lowlands, ascend through cloud forests of the eastern Andes, traverse the vast Marañon canyon and then ascend the western Andes and cross the Tumbesian dry forests to finally end at the Pacific Ocean.

His talk will focus on the various ecosystems and their special range-restricted species: marvelous spatuletail, hoatzan, wattled curassow, yellow-scarfed tanager, solitary eagle and white-winged guan. Hawrylyshyn will also explore the spectacular scenery, rich Chachapoyan cultural history — mummies in caves — and environmental threats to the

A long-time winter visitor to Sanibel, Hawrylyshyn has always had a love of the outdoors and birds. The advent of digital imaging allowed him to focus his interests on bird photography. His award-winning work has appeared on BBC Nature and Cornell’s Living Bird and been published in numerous reference texts.

This is the sixth of eight Sanibel-Captiva Audubon Webinars to be held this season. To register, up to five days before the program visit www.san-capaudubon.org/programs.html and click on “JOIN” in the description. A Zoom link for the program will be emailed to you. All are always welcome to join.


To view a video of a Webinar after the presentation, click on “VIDEO” in its description.

There is no charge to participate. However, as a $10 donation was suggested for entry to the previous in-person series, a donation is still suggested by mailing the address listed at www.san-capaudubon.org or via PayPal at Paypal.me/SanCapAudubon. Donations are much appreciated and, after costs, help to promote conservation on the islands and in the state.

For more information, call 239-395-1878 or visit www.san-capaudubon.org.