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Birding in Ghana

January 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

free

On Thursday, January 18th at 7:00 pm at the Loon Center in Moultonborough, the Lakes Region Chapter of the New Hampshire Audubon Society will present a program on Birding in Ghana.

Yellow-headed Picathartes also known as White-necked Rockfowl, image from Wiki Commons.

Dana and Bob Fox will share adventures from their tour of Ghana, which is situated in the heart of West Africa. They found Ghana, the first sub-Saharan colonial country to gain its independence in 1957, to be a friendly, safe, and stable African destination.

Once known as the Gold Coast, Ghana has a colorful and vibrant culture and a turbulent history, a coast lined with beautiful beaches and numerous forts, over 750 species of birds, a surprising number of large mammals, and an amazing array of butterflies. The charismatic Yellow-headed Picathartes with their bulky mudcup nests on an overhanging rock face deep in the forest was a favorite.

They will show us Kakum National Park with its canopy walkway, Ankasa, a pristine wet-evergreen forest near the western border, the superb Mole National Park where they watched African Savanna Elephants from their hotel, the Burkina Faso border with its distinct family of birds, the amazing Egyptian Plover, and the Bobiri Butterfly Sanctuary’s primary lowland forest.

All Lakes Region programs take place at the Loon Center, Lee’s Mills Rd. in Moultonborough, starting at 7:00 pm, and are handicapped accessible. Visit the chapter website for more information.

The Loon Center is located on Lee’s Mill Road; follow the signs on Blake Road from Route 25 near the Moultonborough Central School, or from Rte. 109 turn on to Lee Road and turn left on Lee’s Mill Road. Refreshments will be served.

Details

Date:
January 18
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost:
free
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Organizer

Lakes Region Chapter

Venue

Loon Center
Lee's Mills Road
Moultonborough, NH
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