Behind The Shot: BIRDING IN THE CLOUD FOREST OF WESTERN PANAMA with Tom Bancroft

Behind The Shot: BIRDING IN THE CLOUD FOREST OF WESTERN PANAMA with Tom Bancroft

Tom will be presenting his photos from his Panama Trip.

Thomas organized a trip for six Mountaineers to the cloud forest of western Panama. There they hiked for eight days into the remote forests to look for birds, monkeys, flowers, and tropical trees, finding more than one hundred bird species, three kinds of monkeys and many beautiful things. Their lodge rested at 6500 feet overlooking the Cordillera de Talamanca and the Rio Colorado. 

Tom will be speaking about this trip:

  • Planning for a remote tour in a foreign location
  • Camera equipment taken on the trip (and why)
  • Photographs of the various birds at Cape York, including what lens he used, camera settings, etc.
  • Audio recordings of the different birds

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Thomas Bancroft is a biologist by training and has worked on conservation issues throughout his career. He served as Vice President of the Wilderness Society and Chief Scientist for National Audubon Society. Tom has lived in Seattle for seven years and in addition to the Mountaineers, he has been involved with Audubon, the Washington Ornithological Society, and Washington Environmental Council.He has testified before Congress, in Olympia, and to national groups such as Audubon and the Wilderness Society. His website is http://www.thomasbancroft.com.