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February Membership Meeting: Birding Wine Regions of the World - California, Chile, South Africa and Beyond
Tuesday 04 February 2020, 07:30pm
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Presenter: Alvaro Jaramillo
Location: Niles Discovery Church

Join us for a fun talk by one of our favorite speakers, Alvaro Jaramillo , about how climate affects the environment, as well as the birding! The Mediterranean climate zone has dry summers and wet winters – sound familiar? We live in a Mediterranean-type climate, and this happens to be the type of region where people produce the finest wines. But similar climates don’t always have similar avifaunae. In some cases, there are clear-cut differences, while in other situations we have very different birds that fit a similar niche in separate Mediterranean parts of the world. Come see a view of what makes Mediterranean regions tick, the great birding to be enjoyed, and maybe we will even talk a bit about the wine!

Alvaro Jaramillo is a biologist, author, and a birding guide. Alvaro was born in Chile but began birding in Toronto, Canada, where he lived as a youth. He was trained in ecology and evolution with a particular interest in bird behavior. An expert on the birds of California and North America, he is the author of two books: The Birds of Chile and the ABA Field Guides to the Birds of California. A contributor to numerous field guides and popular publications, including the "Identify Yourself" column in Bird Watcher's Digest. Recently, he received the Eisenmann Medal of the Linnean Society of New York,  established to honor those who excel in ornithology and encourage the amateur. Alvaro runs a birding and nature tour company, Alvaro’s Adventures, where the focus is to have fun, learn a thing or two and just enjoy birds and nature. Alvaro lives with his family in Half Moon Bay, California.



From the South or West via 880, Take Mowry Avenue exit. Follow Mowry across Fremont (toward the hills) to Mission Boulevard, turn left. You will pass Niles Blvd  and the Sullivan Underpass. Turn left at Nursery Ave. Turn left on Niles Blvd. You will see the church just on the left after the turn.

From the North via 880 Take Alvarado Niles Boulevard (east): From the freeway exit, turn left to go over the overpass, then in approximately four miles (through Union City and into the Fremont city limits), you will see the church on your left (just after Nursery Ave.).

From Pleasanton or Livermore, or other points to the east of the hills , you can take 680 to the first Mission Boulevard exit, and turn right onto Mission. Stay on Mission until you get to Nursery Avenue, and turn left. Turn left on Niles Blvd. You will see the church just on the left after the turn.

From the North via Mission Boulevard. Turn right on Nursery, and left on Niles Boulevard. You will see the church just on the left after the turn.

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