January Program – Sedona and Flagstaff

Death Road

Birding Death Road and other Bolivian Hot spots

Why bird Bolivia? After all, it is next door to Peru and just “down the street” from Ecuador, both world class birding destinations. Also, it is landlocked, whereas its neighbors all have wonderful Pacific Ocean shorelines.

The endemic threatened and spectacular Blue-throated Macaw

For a starter, Bolivia has over 1,400 bird species all crammed into a country that is two-thirds the size of Alaska. Even better, a four-week visit can take you to every major ecological zone, thereby giving you relatively easy access to most of the country’s bird species.

In the fall of 2018, Brent Bitz spent five weeks touring Bolivia both birding and encountering the Andean culture which traces its roots back some five thousand years. Traveling both as part of a group and on his own, Brent Bitz will share his experiences with us at the January meetings.

Brent Bitz is a Board Member of Northern Audubon and Friends of the Verde River and has had a life long interest in the outdoors and habitat preservation. A retired businessman, Brent and his wife, Dion, now live in Sedona and enjoy the wonderful diversity of northern Arizona. If you are interested in what it is like to bird what has been described as the world’s deadliest road or just learning more about this wonderfully diverse country, please join Brent on Wednesday, January 16 at our monthly program in Sedona and on Tuesday, January 22 in Flagstaff. See below for times and locations.

Sedona: Sedona Public Library 3250 White Bear Rd. Sedona, AZ 86336 Gather at 6:30PM, program starts at 7:00PM Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019

Flagstaff: Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church 1601 N. San Francisco St. Flagstaff, AZ 86001. Gather at 6:30PM, program starts at 7:00PM, Tue. Jan. 22, 2019