January 24: Birding Santa Marta, Colombia

with Bill Marengo & Paul Egeland

Blue-naped Chlorophonia. Photo: Chris Calonje, audubon.org.

The northern most extension of the Andes resides in northern Colombia in the Guajira peninsula. Take a peek at this endemic rich area of the world as Bill Marengo and Paul Egeland share their birding and cultural experiences from their visit to this area that hosts the Santa Marta (the highest coastal range in the world) and Perija mountain ranges.

Thursday, January 24

  • 7:00 pm: Socialize with coffee and cookies
  • 7:30 pm: A brief MRVAC business meeting followed by the featured speaker.

Where: Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center, 3815 American Blvd E, Bloomington. Take Hwy 494 to 34th Ave. Go south to American Blvd; turn left and go 2 blocks. Center will be on your right. Enter through the door at the middle of the building.

Public Transit: Accessible by METRO Blue line (Hiawatha light rail). The Visitor Center is a couple of blocks east of the American Boulevard stop.

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