Event: SDFO Meeting – Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at 6:00 pm

SDFO Meeting – Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at 6:00 pm

Birding in Paraguay

Hoffman Room, The San Diego Foundation – Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.

Presented by John Sterling.

John will talk about his adventures on two trips through Paraguay. From the dry Chaco in the west to the Atlantic rainforests of the east, this country will soon be on the map for international birders. John was the team leader that developed a curriculum for training birding guides in Paraguay for National Audubon Society and the Inter-American Development Bank. He was able to bird with several of the graduates of the Advanced Training Course. John will talk about the new opportunities for birding ecotourism and will illustrate his talk with his photos.

John Sterling is a wildlife biologist and consultant whose clients include The Nature Conservancy, National Audubon Society, the Center for Natural Lands Management, CA Department of Water Resources, The Kern Water Bank and the Smithsonian Institution. He was a former staff avian ecologist at the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center, and for several universities and US Forest Service research labs in additional to working for two environmental consulting firms in California. John is a diehard birder since 1971 and loves teaching his identification workshops and leading his international tours (spots open in 2018: Morocco and Paraguay).