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San-Cap Audubon presents 'Ecuador: Andes & Galapagos — Where Wildlife Rules'

January 9, 2019
Island Reporter, Captiva Current, Sanibel-Captiva Islander

Join Ken Burgener, world birder and founder of, on Jan. 10 as he takes us on a unique trip to discover the intriguing birds and creatures inhabiting Ecuador.

We will travel the high passes in the Andes Mountain to view hummingbirds, and to the depth of the oceans to swim with penguins. Experience the birds, plants, and animals from the central country to the Galapagos Islands. The locals are friendly and the birds are not nervous around people. This allows travelers to get some great pictures and memories. Bugs, boobies and other strange creatures will be featured in this talk. The audience will have a chance to participate in the adventure.

Prior to the lecture, Burgener and The Community House Chef Jarred Harris will host a separately charged Ecuadorian dinner for attendees who want to get into the spirit of the program. Contact The Community House for the dinner cost and details.

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Burgener has worked with the National Audubon Society, as well as the Florida Audubon Society in the educational department, and served over five years as a board member of the Broward County Audubon Society. For over 11 years, he has taught beginning birding to all ages. Burgener has given talks to birding clubs, community groups and Road Scholar groups. He holds a B.A. in Environmental Geography from Florida Atlantic University and has been in the tour business for over 40 years. He has taken thousands of people birding in the Everglades and calls himself "an entertaining environmental educator."

This is the second of nine Sanibel-Captiva Audubon lectures to be held in 2019 on Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. at the The Community House, at 2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. All are welcome to attend. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. A $10 donation is appreciated with proceeds after costs being used to promote conservation on Sanibel and in Florida.

For more information, call Bill Jacobson at 239-395-1878 or visit



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