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Ecuador: The Best of Amazonia and Eastern Slope of the Andes

About This Webinar

From the lush Amazonian rainforests to the high Andean páramos, Ecuador is indeed a special place, boasting good access to birding habitat, unsurpassed scenic splendor, friendly people, and a stable government. Incredibly, over 1,670 species of birds have been recorded in the country’s continental mainland. Among them are many of the most spectacular and distinctive Neotropical treasures. Through our back-to-back tours, The Best of Amazonia and Eastern Slope of the Andes, we offer an exceptional northern Ecuador birding and natural history extravaganza. The Best of Amazonia samples the splendid avifauna of the western Amazon Basin, featuring the amazing Napo Wildlife Center and the mega-biodiverse Yasuní National Park. Eastern Slope of the Andes explores the heart of the magnificent Ecuadorian Andes on its eastern slopes.

Please join VENT tour leader and Ecuador resident Paul Greenfield for the next installment in our webinar series, in which he’ll present an overview of these excellent tours. With Paul leading the way, we’ll enjoy an in-depth look at the magnificent Napo Wildlife Center and all that it offers: lovely accommodations, rainforest trails, blackwater streams and a placid forest lake, canopy towers, and more; and the cloud forest ecosystem of the Andes where highlights include staying at lodges at three distinct elevation zones observing a pageant of spectacular hummingbirds and tanagers among innumerable other tropical birds.

Join us June 29, 2023 at 11:00 am PDT / 12:00 pm MDT / 1:00 pm CDT / 2:00 pm EDT.

Who can view: Everyone
Webinar Price: Free
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Victor Emanuel Nature Tours
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Victor Emanuel started birding in Texas 73 years ago at the age of eight. His travels have taken him to all the continents, with his areas of concentration being Texas, Arizona, Mexico, Panama, and Peru. He is the founder and compiler for 50 years of the record-breaking Freeport Christmas Bird Count, and served a term as president of the Texas Ornithological Society. Birds and natural history have been a major focus throughout his life. He derives great pleasure from seeing and hearing birds, and sharing with others these avian sights and sounds, both the common ones and the more unusual ones. He initiated the first birding camps for young people, and considers that one of his greatest achievements.

Victor holds a B.A. in zoology and botany from the University of Texas and an M.A. in government from Harvard. In 1993, he was the recipient of the Roger Tory Peterson Excellence in Birding Award, given by the Houston Audubon Society in recognition of a lifetime of dedication to careful observation, education, and addition to the body of avian knowledge. In 2004, he received the Roger Tory Peterson Award from the American Birding Association, and the Arthur A. Allen Award from the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology.

Victor is a past board member of the Nature Conservancy of Texas, the National Audubon Society, the American Bird Conservancy, and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. In May 2017, the University of Texas Press published his memoir, One More Warbler, A Life with Birds.
Webinar hosting presenter
Paul Greenfield grew up near New York City and became interested in birds as a child. He received his B.F.A. from Temple University where he was an art major at the Tyler School of Art. Since 1972, he has lived in Ecuador where his fascination for birds and art has culminated with the completion of 20 years of work illustrating The Birds of Ecuador, which he co-authored with Robert Ridgely. He is also co-author of Birds of Western Ecuador, a Photographic Guide (Princeton University Press), and is presently working with Bob Ridgely on an App for The Birds of Ecuador, which hopefully will be available in 2018.

Paul is very involved in saving Ecuador’s avian diversity and important habitats through his involvement with various foundations, as well as working with local government and communities to encourage their involvement in the protection of “their” biodiversity and the promotion of birding tourism in Ecuador. He has been showing visitors the birds of this fascinating country for over two decades and has led many Ecuador bird tours. He and his wife, Martha, live in Quito.
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