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LA Audubon Speaker Series - Birding Nepal - High and Low

  • Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook State Park 6300 Hetzler Road Culver City, CA, 90232 United States (map)

Pomona Valley Audubon member Brian Elliott will give a presentation at our March 13 general meeting on a trekking and birding trip he took to Nepal. Brian and a friend trekked for 20 days on the Makalu Base Camp Trek route into and out of the Makalu Barun Conservation Area in the mountains of eastern Nepal. Elevations on the trek ranged from a low of 2500 ft to a high of 20, 250 ft at Sherpani Col. Birding and species diversity were excellent along the way as the trek passed through lowland tropical forests to rhododendron forest higher up and then finally into the alpine zone at the higher elevations of the Himalaya Mountains. Following the trek, Brian spent four days birding and wildlife viewing at Chitwan National Park in southern Nepal near the Indian border.