The Lakes Region Chapter of the New Hampshire Audubon Society will offer a program, Belize: Tropical Birds and Conservation in Action, presented by Bob Quinn at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 16, at the Loon Center.
Belize is a destination suited to first-time visitors to the tropics. A variety of tropical creatures and plants are there — toucans, parrots, trogons, antbirds, butterflies, leaf-cutter ants, palm trees, fruit trees, flowers and gentle breezes. The wonders of the Mayans and their buildings and culture are also present.
This program is focused on a large protected area — the enormous and unique Rio Bravo Conservation Area.
Quinn is a New Hampshire native with a degree in zoology from the University of New Hampshire. He has led field trips throughout North America, as well as numerous trips to Trinidad, Costa Rica, Panama, Ecuador, Brazil, Peru, Venezuela, Australia, New Zealand and Bhutan. He is the proprietor of a natural history services business, Merlin Enterprises, and has worked on contract for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the state of New Hampshire, the Society for the Protection of NH Forests and the NH Audubon Society among others.
The Loon Center is on Lee’s Mill Road.