February 10, 7:00 p.m.: “Birding in Ecuador,” with birders and photographers Thomas Amble and Terry Scheller. Tom and Terry have had the great fortune to go birding in Ecuador three times, most recently this past October 2021. They will talk about the birds seen in the various biomes and about the different adventures they have had. They also hope that they can help those who want to visit but don’t know where to start. Ecuador is a small country and is recognized as megadiverse, according to Conservation International. It has the most biodiversity per square kilometer of any nation, including more than 1600 birds.
Tom and Terry both come from careers in museums. Tom, now retired, worked at the Bell Museum of Natural History during the museum’s move and managed the diorama moves to the new Bell. Terry has worked with the Minnesota Historical Society for more than 27 years as an exhibit designer.