Skagit Audubon

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Patagonia and Chile: Birds and Mammals at the End of the Americas

Presenter: Claudio Vidal

Torrent duckTuesday, April 10, 2018    
7:00 Social; 7:30 Program
Padilla Bay Interpretive Center
10441 Bayview-Edison Road
Mt. Vernon, Washington

Claudio Vidal has been exploring and birding since the age of 12 and currently leads birding/nature tours and photo safaris throughout Patagonia, Chile and South America.  He is one of two founders and original driving forces behind the Far South Expeditions concept and company.

Claudio has a particular interest in the seabirds and marine mammals occurring in the Humboldt Current, Patagonia and Antarctica.  Botany is also one of his greatest passions, leading him to devote to the photographic documentation of wildflowers of desert and Mediterranean regions of the world, of which he possesses a vast archive.

Claudio is now finishing the writing of a Field Guide to the Birds of Chile together with a team of accomplished field ornithologists, and is co-author of more than 20 books, including the acclaimed “Birds of Patagonia, Tierra del Fuego and Antarctica Peninsula”.

He is actively involved in several ecotourism projects in Chile and is founding partner of Far South Expeditions since 1997.  He lives in Punta Arenas.

Contact Claudio:  Photo of Torrent Duck courtesy of Far South


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Skagit Audubon Society holds monthly meetings on the second Tuesday of each month except for the months of July and August. We meet at 7:00 pm at Padilla Bay Interpretive Center(Google map), 10441 Bayview-Edison Rd. Mount Vernon. Meetings are open to all.

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