[CT Birds] reminder: Macaws of Bolivia talk this Tuesday

Amy Hopkins hopkinsus at cs.com
Sun Oct 7 19:24:19 EDT 2012

Bennett Hennessey, the Executive Director of Asociación Armonía,will give an exciting and visually stunning presentation on the macaws ofBolivia to The Parrot Club in East Hartford on 10/9/12.  Bolivia has 12 species of macaws and is thebest country in the world to see these large colorful birds.
AsociaciónArmonía is a Bolivian nonprofitorganization dedicated to the conservation of birds and their natural habitats.  Partnered with American Bird Conservancy, BirdLife International, and World Land Trust-US, AA hasspecial programs protecting critical habitat for endangered birds, working onprevention of bird trafficking in Peru and Bolivia, and preserving andprotecting threatened and endangered species, including the Tucuman Amazon, theRed-fronted Macaw, the critically endangered Blue-Throated Macaw, the Wattledand Southern Horned Curassows, and a number of other bird species.  AA's conservation actions are based onscientific studies and the active involvement of local communities.
Bennett, a native of Canada, has lived in Bolivia since 1995and has dedicated his life to bird conservation.  He has published over 30 scientific andgeneral articles about bird conservation, archived over 1300 bird soundrecordings for Cornell's Macaulay Libraryof Natural Sounds, contributed to the IUCN Red List ofThreatened Species, and assisted in the rediscovery of three bird speciesformerly thought to be extinct.  He hasbeen Executive Director of AsociaciónArmonía since 2003 andcurrently works directly with 12 threatened species programs.
Come hear this fascinating talk by one of South America'sleading conservationists as he takes us on a tour of some of the most beautifulbirds of South America.
Tuesday, 10/9/12, 7:30 p.m. (doors open at 7:00 p.m.)
Veteran's Memorial Clubhouse, 100 Sunset Ridge Rd, E.Hartford, CT
Admission $3 for nonmembers
Directions at www.theparrotclub.org

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