The Birds of Michoacan--the beautiful, colorful, and documented 548 species belonging to 72 bird families--will the subject of this month's Audubon presentation, at the Santa Ana Theater of the Biblioteca on Tuesday, February 9, at 3 pm. One of Mexico's leading ornithologists, Laura Eugenia Villaseñor Gómez, a researcher and professor at the University of Michoacan in Morelia, will make the presentation.
Dr. Villaseñor, who is from a large family of nature lovers in Michoacan (four of her siblings are now biologists), was first introduced to a love of birds by her father, a painter and illustrator of the birds of Michoacan. She is currently working on a book of his artwork. Her native state, Michoacan, is celebrated for its avian diversity; it being the fourth highest in diversity of all the states of Mexico. Since Michoacan is quite near San Miguel, many San Miguel residents will easily be able to visit the state and see the birds Dr. Gomez on the 9th at the Santa Ana. Audubon itself sometimes arranges such trips, having done two to Patzcuaro in Michoacan in 2009.
On Feb. 9th, as usual, the charge for attending the Audubon presentation will be 60 pesos, except for Audubon members, who are admitted free. It is possible, of course, to join Sociedad Audubon at the door just before 3pm, for a cost of $30 or the peso equivalent, and then attend the talk for no charge. (That will also guarantee your being able to join in any Audubon trips to Michoacan in the coming year, in addition to allowing you to attend all Audubon events at no or reduced charge.)
Tuesday, 09 February, 2010
Cost:free to members; 60 pesos for others
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