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December Program: A Galapagos and Ecuador Birding Travelogue

December 3, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Toucan Barbet
Sachatamia, Amagusa, Mindo area, Ecuador
Photo by John Winnie


Take a break from winter and join wildlife ecologist and photographer, John Winnie Jr. for an hour of exotic birds, wildlife and wild places. We’ll take a virtual visual natural history tour of Galapagos National Park above and below the water, then we’ll head up into Ecuador’s Andean Highlands, a region known worldwide for its outstanding birding and bird photography opportunities. Some of the species we’ll encounter in the Galapagos include: Galapagos tortoise, iguana, green sea turtle, finch, mockingbird, hawk, American Flamingo, Sally lightfoot crab, Blue-footed booby, and penguin.  In the Andean Highlands we’ll see tanagers, trogons, barbets, toucanettes, over two dozen species of hummingbird, and more.

John Winnie Jr. is an award winning wildlife and landscape photographer whose work has been widely published, including in Smithsonian, Canadian Geographic, National Wildlife, Discover, Montana Outdoors, Wildlife Conservation, and American Birds magazines. In addition, he authored High Life, Animals of the Alpine World, and was co-photographer for the book, The Rockies: Canada’s Magnificent Wilderness. His work, including photos from many of the places his Holbrook tours will be visiting, can be seen at:   http://www.johnwinniejr.com

John is also a conservation ecologist and Associate Teaching Professor in the Ecology Department at Montana State University in Bozeman. His conservation work and research have taken him from the remote Wakhan Corridor in Afghanistan while working for USAID and the Wildlife Conservation Society, to Tajikistan working for Panthera, to the wilds of the Greater Yellowstone ecosystem. Nature photography allows John to merge his two passions, photography and gaining understanding of natural world, and lets him share these passions with you.


December 3, 2019
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Montana WILD Education Center
2668 Broadwater Ave
Helena, MT 59601 United States
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