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Lower Columbia Basin Audubon Society

Serving Benton and Franklin Counties since 1965

Report Sightings at Bird Sightings and LCBirds2

Monthly Meeting

November 28, 2017
7 PM

First Lutheran Church, 418 N Yelm St., Kennewick
Corner of Hwy 395 and Yelm

Exploring the Brazilian Pantanal

Larry Umthun

Larry Umthun is a wildlife photographer living in Richland, WA who specializes in birds. For over 10 years, he has documented his travels, photographing avian life along the west coast, Florida, Texas and Costa Rica. His presentation will be filled with stunning photos of birds and other wildlife from Brazil’s Pantanal region, which he visited in August 2017. The Pantanal, in central Brazil, is a natural region encompassing the world's largest tropical wetlands area. This wetland ecosystem is thought to be home to 1000 bird species and over 1200 other animal species.

American Pygmy Kingfisher - photo by Larry Umthun Black-collared Hawk - photo by Larry Umthun
American Pygmy Kingfisher ----- Black-collared Hawk

Larry set out with a list of nearly 250 target birds. Highlights of his excursion include Toco Toucan, Hyacinth Macaw, Greater Rhea, Great Black Hawk, Jabiru, Rufescent Tiger Heron and Sunbittern. Just as thrilling to see and photograph as the exotic birds are the Capybara, Giant Anteater, Southern Tamandua, Crab-eating Fox and Jaguar - only a few of the weird and wonderful animals that inhabit the Pantanal.

Toco Toucan - photo by Larry Umthun Silver-beaked Tanager - photo by Larry Umthun
Toco Toucan ----- Silver-beaked Tanager

Western Waters

A short video narrated by David Yarnold, Audubon CEO and President outlining Audubon's Western Water initiative

What species is this?

Cocoi Heron - photo by Larry Umthun
ID ? icon for information Cocoi Heron in the Brazilian Pantanal
Photo: Larry Umthun

Birds of the Tri-Cities Checklist
[Note: This checklist is designed to be printed on 8.5 x 14 in paper and folded in 4 folds width-wise.]

Birds of the Tri-Cities Annotated Checklist

Benton County Bird List - 2017