Event: Feathers and Flight: A Journey to the New World Tropics

Date: Thursday September 12, 2019

Time: 7:00 PM

Join us at the Fairfield-Cordelia Library from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m., while Benny Jacobs-Schwartz brings a slice of the tropics to California. (NSAS Event)


Bird guide, naturalist and photographer, Benny Jacobs-Schwartz will take us on a gripping journey throughout the New World Tropics. Sharing his dazzling bird photos, captivating videos, and animated story telling, he brings a slice of the tropics to California. Delving into topics of migration, tropical speciation, and drivers of bio-diversity, this media rich journey will share some of the fascinating and unique birds that inhabit the new-world tropics. Sure to both educate and entertain, this presentation will certainly leave you with a deeper understanding of tropical ecology, and knowledge about where some of our backyard birds spend their winters!

About the Speaker: Benny Isaac Jacobs-Schwartz owns and operates a bird guiding business and lifestyle brand called BIRDS by BIJS (pronounced Bee-jus).  Working seasonally as a naturalist guide, expedition trip leader, and international bird guide, Benny works in a variety of locations and which recently brought him to such exotic places like coastal Alaska, Trinidad and Tobago, and the Ecuadorian cloud forest.

When not trip leading or following birds across the world he is at home growing his business. BIRDS by BIJS, initially begun in response to many requests for urban birding outings, the business has now grown to encompass; a nature inspired clothing line, bird photography and wildlife documentaries and of course local and international bird watching tours.

Seasonally Benny or BIJS, is based in Los Angeles, where he leads public and private birding adventures to urban hotspots. He is also a passionate photographer, specializing in birds. Benny hopes his love of the natural world will inspire others to conserve the open spaces around them and look up more often from their phones!

submitted on August 19, 2019, at 02:58 PM PST

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