The mountains of Western Panama are a mixing pot for birds including migrants and residents. Central America is an active geological area, and the formation of the Isthmus has had a profound influence on the bird communities found throughout the Western Hemisphere. Thomas Bancroft, Ph.D., will share more about this fascinating place. Be immersed in its sounds, explore the gorgeous bird life, exotic flora, and take a quick trip through geologic history, all with a focus on understanding the evolution of some of our common North American birds.
Registration is free but required. Participants will receive an email confirmation with the Zoom login info once they sign up.
The Whatcom Museum acknowledges that we gather on the traditional territory of the Lhaq’temish – Lummi People – and the Nuxwsá7aq – Nooksack People – who have lived in the Coast Salish region from time immemorial. The Museum honors our relationship with all of our Coast Salish neighbors and our shared responsibilities to their homeland where we all reside today.