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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.

Panama’s Cloud Forest: The Junction of Bird Communities (Virtual)