"Costa Rica Shows a Wealth of Birds and Wildlife," a presentation 9/22/07 by Jose Calvo

The Museum of Natural History in Morro Bay State Park will present a digital media program on Costa Rica’s diversity of birds and wildlife on Sat., September 22, 2007 at 2 PM in the auditorium. The program is open to the public without charge.

Jose Calvo, naturalist and tour guide for 17 years, will present a program showing the astonishing array of birds and wildlife in his native land. Approximately 21% of Costa Rica (a country the size of West Virginia) has been set aside in national parks and conservancy areas to preserve this diversity. Jose's photos will include rain and cloud forests, mountains and seashore habitats and some of the more remarkable birds and wildlife that call Costa Rica home. His personal life list includes more than 700 of Costa Rica’s bird species.

For more information call the museum during open hours from 10 AM to 5 PM at (805) 772-2694.

Jose Calvo, a naturalist guide in his native country of Costa Rica, has been guiding tour groups in Central America for the past 17 years. He is a well-rounded naturalist with major interests in ornithology, rainforest ecology, climatology and geology. Photography and photo editing, are his major hobbies.

Costa Rica Guide Jose Calvo (schifforni at gmail.com)