Hello wild people!
We have a quick question for you: Are you into bird watching or birding? Would you like to learn about the birds of Peru, especially about birds of the Amazon jungle?
If you answered yes, then this post is for you.
Peruvian Ornithology Congress
This year, 2018, the “Congreso Peruano de Ornitología” (Peruvian Ornithology Congress) it’s gonna be organized in Iquitos. This is the first time this Congress is available outside of Lima, so we decided to sponsor it and help with spreading the word.
With more than 900 bird species present in Loreto region (where Iquitos is located), this area is especially sought after for birdwatchers all over the world.
The “Congreso Peruano de Ornitología” (Peruvian Ornithology Congress) it’s going to take place between 23th and 28th of July, including one day (27th of July) with on-terrain training on bird recognition and other related topics. You can check the program here (Spanish).
This extract is taken, and translated, from the official website:
Imagine a moment and a place, where you will find people like you. The Peruvian Congress of Ornithology, is a space designed for you, for your passion, for your desire to learn and above all, for your desire to grow. Imagine an event where you can share with scientists, businessmen, artists, students and the general public that pleasure for BIRDS that motivates you so much. Imagine a meeting, where you can listen to Magisterial Speakers of the highest academic level, representatives of the most prestigious universities in the world. The time and place is already a reality: IQUITOS, the capital of the Peruvian Amazon, is the city chosen for this important ornithological event in 2018. Our slogan: “Let the birds fill your life with joy”, shows our interest in making the event, a real party. Come and enjoy Iquitos!
List of speakers at the Congress
The list of speakers for this Ornithology event in Perú is:
Amanda Rodewald, Ph.D.
Garvin Professor of Ornithology and Director of Conservation Science, Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Bette Loiselle, Ph.D.
Director, Tropical Conservation & Development Program | Center for Latin American Studies Professor
John Marshall Bates, Ph.D.
Associate Curator, Birds Head, Life Sciences Science, and Education – Field Museum of Natural History
Scott Robinson, Ph.D.
Katharine Ordway Professor of Ecosystem Conservation at the Florida Museum of Natural History
Gustavo Bravo, Ph.D.
Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology & Museum of Comparative Zoology – Harvard
Kevin McCracken, Ph.D.
Department of Biology, College of Arts & Sciences Marine Biology & Ecology, Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science
Stuart J. Marsden, Ph.D.
Prof. Stuart J Marsden. Professor of Conservation Ecology. Division of Biology & Conservation Ecology
Silverio Duri Valdivia
Guía Naturalista – Aves y Fotografía – Perú. Comunidad Nativa de Infierno – Madre de Dios – Perú
How can I attend the Congress?
You can reserve your spot on the official webpage. The price is 250 soles. There is a discount for students (both local and international). If you cannot make international bank transfers or just plainly want to avoid the hassle of a wire transfer, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can help you out.
What else can I do while I’m in Iquitos?
We encourage you to explore this beautiful city, get to know the people that live here, share some time with them and listen to their stories. Also, we recommend you go out of the city to explore the Amazon jungle.
One of the best places for bird watching is the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve, located approx. 180 kilometers to the South of Iquitos. We invite you to check out our tours, hop into a motorboat with us and prepare for an adventure of a lifetime, camping and looking out for birds and wildlife in one of the most pristine rainforests on Earth.
All of the pictures in this post have been taken in the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve.
See you at the Congress!