Birds of Costa Rica

Birds of Costa Rica

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Date(s) - 02/Apr/2020
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Parish Hall of St. Mary's (Kerrisdale) Anglican Church


Birds of Costa Rica

Ron Long notes Costa Rica is so small that 18 Costa Ricas could fit within the borders of British Columbia, yet Costa Rica has about 900 bird species compared to about 500 in British Columbia. Ron was able to take full advantage of this abundance by hiring the top bird photography guide in the country. The result was 3 weeks of non-stop photography that provide the material for tonight’s program. Of course you will not see 900 species, but you will see a broad cross-section from raptors to herons to tanagers to hummingbirds, all in spectacular close-up colour and detail. The photographs are enhanced by a commentary that provides little known facts about the biology of each subject.

He was the sciences photographer at Simon Fraser University for 36 years, so has a great deal of biology in his background. Now retired, he travels to nature photography hotspots around the world and is taking more pictures now than he ever did while working full time at it.

Ron has been an active member of Nature Vancouver for nearly 20 years and coordinates the annual Nature Vancouver Photography Competition.

King Vulture – Ron Long

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