June 8, 2017 – Regular Monthly Meeting

June 8, 2017 – Honduras: The Emerald of Central America

Speaker: Dr. Dan “the Bird Man” Scheiman, Bird Conservation Director, Audubon Arkansas

Dan and Samantha spent a week birding the Caribbean slope of Honduras. From the lowland rainforest of Pico Bonito National Park to the mangrove forest of Cuero y Salado Reserve, and from the desert of the Aguan Valley to the sea of Cayos Cochinos Marine National Park, they followed their expert guides. Highlights include Lovely Cotinga, Keel-billed Motmot, Agami Heron, and Honduras’s only endemic, the Honduran Emerald.

Dr. Dan Scheiman is Bird Conservation Director for Audubon Arkansas, a state office of the National Audubon Society. He also serves as VP of ASCA and Chair of the Arkansas Audubon Society Trust. Dan has a B.S. from Cornell University, M.S. from Eastern Illinois University, and Ph.D. from Purdue University. He and his staff monitor birds and other wildlife, restore wildlife habitat, and help Arkansans improve their local environments. He has been birding for over 25 years. In the 12 years he has lived in Arkansas he has seen 360 of the 418 bird species documented in the state.

Due to renovations at Fletcher Library, this meeting will be at Audubon Arkansas at 4500 Springer Blvd in Little Rock.