20th Annual Godwit Days Spring Migration Bird Festival – April 15th – 21st, 2015
Come celebrate the Marbled Godwit and explore the lush Redwood Coast. Observe many bird species and wildlife through our selection of field trips, lectures, workshops, and boat excursions led by experienced local guides. Tour the expansive mudflats, the wild river valleys and the rocky ocean coast of this sector of the Klamath bioregion in northwest California. Learn more about the history of Godwit Days or find out about Godwit Days festivals and events.
Our 2015 Keynote Speaker, Andrew Mack
Keynote Lecture: “Uphill Struggles: Of cassowaries, seeds and conservation”
Andy is passionately committed to raising up future generations of indigenous biologists wherever he works, concentrating on building scientific capacity in developing countries, and training national students and budding scientists in biodiversity and conservation science. He is a captivating speaker and presenter on birds and all aspects of conservation, and has developed a well-deserved reputation as a dynamic and inspiring speaker. Andy is now the Executive Director of Indo-Pacific Conservation Alliance. His exciting book, Searching for PekPek: Cassowaries and Conservation in a New Guinea Rainforest, has just been released and is available at local Humboldt bookshops.
Birds have always been a central part of Andy’s life and he was already developing a reputation as an accomplished, hardcore birder in the early 1970s as a member of a birding expedition to the summit of El Triunfo in Mexico. He has studied birds in diverse nations, most notably in Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guyana, Peru, Bolivia, Malaysia and Indonesia, and of course, North America. But he is most well-known for his work in Papua New Guinea on cassowaries and seed dispersal and just about anything that is related to that, as well as for his work in international conservation, including the founding and directing of Crater Mountain Biological Research Station in Papua New Guinea. More…
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