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Audubon Society

A Chapter of the National Audubon Society with
territory in South King County in Washington State
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General Information

Rainier hosts a monthly program on the third Monday of each month, September through June. Doors open at 6:30 PM. Light refreshments and good conversation are available. The program begins at 7:00 PM.

Programs are free and open to all! Come and bring your friends.

November 20, Monday
Meeting begins at 7:00 pm

The Birds of Costa Rica - Presented by Sam Merrill

Costa Rica, with an area less than a third of Washington state, has about as many bird species as the United States. With tropical forests ranging from dry to very wet and elevations from sea level on both the Pacific and the Atlantic to a central spine rising over 12,000 feet, and much rugged terrain in between, the land supports many different habitats. Costa Rica has had no army and a relatively stable government for over 60 years, and has many national parks and eco-lodges. Sam Merrill will illustrate his presentation of a two-week guided birding trip to Costa Rica with his photos of tropical specialties of this fascinating country, such as the Collared Aracari, the Montezuma Oropendola, and the Turquoise-browed Motmot.

Sam has had a lifelong interest in birds and has been active in Audubon for the past twenty years. A former president of Black Hills Audubon, he is currently Conservation Chair and a member of the Steering Committee of the WA State Audubon Conservation Committee (WSACC). Retired from college teaching, he holds a Ph.D. in mathematics and does research in mathematics and political science.

Join us at 6:30 for conversation and refreshments