Project Description

This project will work with community members of La Purísima, Baja California Sur, to gain a better understanding of the importance of the region to birds. Specific objectives include: (1) obtain an description of the birds of the region throughout the annual cycle in order to determine bird use of this oasis; (2) identify the areas and times of year critical to birds, as well as habitat requirements, conservation needs, and threats; (3) involve the community in monitoring and conservation activities, including at least 3 talks in primary and secondary schools and involving four teachers and ten students in different research activities; and (4) teach a capacity building course focusing on avitourism, directed at teachers from the community and to the public in general.

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Andres González Peralta
O.S.C. Vive Cadegomo, A.C.

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