Bird guide, naturalist and photographer Benny Jacobs-Schwartz will take us on a gripping journey throughout the New World Tropics. Sharing his dazzling bird photos, captivating videos and animated story-telling, he brings a slice of the tropics to California. Delving into the subjects of migration, tropical speciation, and drivers of bio-diversity, this media rich journey will share some of the fascinating and unique birds that inhabit the new-world tropics. Sure to both educate and entertain, this presentation will leave you with a deeper understanding of tropical ecology and knowledge about where some of our backyard birds spend their winters!
Benny Isaac Jacobs-Schwartz works seasonally as a naturalist guide, expedition trip leader, and international bird guide in a variety of locations. This work has most recently brought him to Trinidad and Tobago, Ecuador’s Amazon rainforest, and the ancient forests of Borneo. Benny is also on the Board of the San Fernando Valley Audubon Society, and owns and operates a bird guiding business and lifestyle brand called BIRDS by BIJS (pronounced Bee-jus). Benny hopes his love of the natural world will inspire others to conserve the open spaces around them and look up more often from their phones!