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Nicaragua : Birds and Bird Conservation

Nov. 6, 2017 @ 2:00 pm


Nov. 6, 2017
2:00 pm
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Neenah Public Library
240 East Wisconsin Avenue, Neenah, WI 54956 United States


Neenah Public Library

Join us at the Neenah Public Library for the Adult Afternoon Program, Nicaragua: Birds and Bird Conservation with Bill Volkert, Naturalist, on Monday, November 6th, 2:00 p.m. This presentation is free and open to the public.

Since 2002, Bill has made 7 trips to Nicaragua in an effort to promote conservation and education programs for migratory and resident birds. Many of these are the same birds that nest here in summer and his work has been a cooperative effort with the scientists in Nicaragua to protect these birds on both ends of their migration. In addition to his work with ornithologists he has discovered many other facets of this interesting land as he explored many of the country’s national parks, protected areas and wild lands.

Nicaragua is the largest country in Central America with over 700 species of birds and possesses a unique landscape that has been formed by tremendous geological forces. This is the land of volcanoes and this unique landscape provides the foundation for a diversity of habitats and a wide variety of wildlife. This presentation will focus on the birds and habitats in Nicaragua.

Bill worked as the naturalist and wildlife educator for Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources at Horicon Marsh for 27 years, where he conducted more than 3,700 education programs for over 220,000 people. His broad audiences included 66 delegations of scientists from 43 countries who came for professional training. In his personal time he has traveled widely in search of the world’s birds and the wild places they inhabit. His travels have taken him throughout Central and South America, across the Canadian Arctic, to Africa, India, Southeast Asia, Borneo, Australia, New Zealand, Russia and Mongolia.

Volkert’s book, Where to Watch Birds in Nicaragua, will be available for purchase at the presentation.
Everyone is welcome to attend library programs. There is no right way to join in! If accommodations are needed to participate, please contact the library administrative office at 920-886-6301 or by email at [email protected] at least 24 hours in advance of the program.
This program made possible by the Friends of the Neenah Public Library and the Neenah Public Library Trust Fund. Please consider donating. Thank you.