Event: Monthly Zoom Presentation: Birding the Mediterranean Areas of the World with Alvaro Jaramillo

Date: Thursday January 14, 2021

Time: 7:00 PM

Join Alvaro Jaramillo as he talks about birding the Mediterranean Regions of the World from South Africa, Chile & Spain to California! (NSAS Event)


Join us for a fun talk about how climate affects the environment, as well as the birding! The climate type is the Mediterranean zone with dry summers and wet winters – sound familiar? We live in a Mediterranean-type climate, and this happens to be the type of region where people produce the finest wines. But similar climates don’t always have similar birds, although some of the parallels are striking. In some cases, there are clear-cut differences, while in other situations we have very different birds that fit a similar niche in separate Mediterranean parts of the world. Mediterranean climates are unique enough that they have created a set of special habitats associated with the regions where they are found, like our chaparral, and in these areas there are also a variety of endemic birds. We will take a quick visit to birding areas in Spain, Chile, California, and South Africa! Come see a view of what makes Mediterranean regions tick, why they are also seabird hotspots, the great birding to be enjoyed, and maybe we will even talk a bit about the wine! Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87255194211?pwd=RXFYWXR3TFdQdGVNeTQzOFJSWGJGZz09

Meeting ID: 872 5519 4211. Passcode: 733793. One tap mobile +16699009128,,87255194211#,,,,*733793# US (San Jose)

About the presenter: Alvaro Jaramillo, owner birding tour company Alvaro’s Adventures, was born in Chile but began birding in Toronto, where he lived as a youth. He was trained in ecology and evolution with a particular interest in bird behavior. Research forays and backpacking trips introduced Alvaro to the riches of the Neotropics, where he has traveled extensively. He is the author of the Birds of Chile, an authoritative yet portable field guide to Chile’s birds. Alvaro writes the Identify Yourself column in Bird Watcher’s Digest magazine. Alvaro recently wrote part of the sparrow chapter for the Handbook of Birds of the World, and the new ABA Field Guide Birds of California. He organizes and leads international birding tours, as well as a full schedule of pelagic trips in central California. Alvaro lives with his family in Half Moon Bay, California. He is planning an innovative birding subscription site, to get on the wait list please visit: https://mailchi.mp/alvarosadventures/comingsoon .

submitted on January 02, 2021, at 09:56 AM PST

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