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MPF Webinar: Honduras: A Natural Haven for Migratory Birds

December 6 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm


In many places around the world, natural resources are being degraded. Lakes have been dredged, rivers diverted, entire forests chopped down. Luckily, there is still plenty of open space, beautiful forests, a breathtaking lake, and whitewater rivers in Honduras, which is home to a large number of migratory bird species—many of which we enjoy during the breeding bird season in the Midwest and beyond. In this presentation with William Orellana, learn about Honduras’ natural features and the rich habitat it provides for birds, such as the scissor-tailed flycatcher, ruby-throated hummingbird, and more wonderful birds.

The webinar, to be held via Zoom, will include a presentation, followed by a question and answer session. The webinar will be recorded, and sent to all registrants, as well as posted to our YouTube channel.

Cost: Free

Register here

If you have general questions about registration, contact outreach@moprairie.org.

William Orellana started watching birds at an early age in his hometown of Gracias, Lempira, Honduras. William’s first career was with the government, and he eventually became a math professor and later worked for a nongovernmental community development organization. He decided on a complete change of career in 2005 and started birding, rapidly becoming a key member of La Asociación Hondureña de Ornitología (Honduran Ornithology Association of Honduras). William is also an experienced bird photographer who practices digiscoping—shooting digital photos through a spotting scope with a smartphoneto photograph some of the most amazing birds through the Americas. William was the first to capture video footage of the rare Blue-bearded Helmetcrest in Santa Marta, Colombia, and his passion has led him to travel extensively in search of birds, visiting over 20 countries in Asia, Europe, North America, and South and Central America. In addition to spending considerable time in the field, William also created the first Honduras youth birdwatching club, named Tanunas, and has extensive experience and skills as a tour leader.

Photo of hummingbird by William Orellana.


December 6
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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