|Mara McPartland is an ecologist whose internship with FUNDECI/GAIA culminated with a presentation on a five-year monitoring project on the birds of Laguna de Apoyo Nature Reserve, Nicaragua.|
|Mara McPartland discusses the different sites monitored during the bird study conducted by FUNDECI/GAIA in Laguna de Apoyo Nature Reserve. Photo by Laura Ruysseveldt.|
|The audience of this Earth Day presentation included young people from the local community, park guards and municipal staff members, as well as tour operators and conservation professionals. Photo by Laura Ruysseveldt.|
|Mara McPartland discussed the birds most commonly seen in a recently deforested area of Laguna de Apoyo Nature Reserve, on Earth Day 2013. Photo by Laura Ruysseveldt.|
The audience came from the community of Laguna de Apoyo, as well as Masaya and Managua. It included tour operators, conservation professionals, and lots of folks just interested in admiring and protecting the beautiful aspects of Laguna de Apoyo Nature Reserve. It was nice to see that so many people found interest in the birds, and cared to celebrate Earth Day!
|Mara contemplates the Chestnut-capped Warbler, a resident bird of Laguna de Apoyo Nature Reserve. Photo by Laura Ruysseveldt.|
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