Program: A Photographic Tour of Amazonia Peru


Date & Time

Wednesday, May 27, 2015
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Speaker: Aaron Budgor

Cost: Free to the public

Aaron Budgor will be presenting photographs and sharing stories from his recent visit to Peru. Home to sections of the Andes Mountain Range and the Amazon Rainforest, Peru houses astounding avian diversity. Notable avifauna found in Peru include the Andean Cock-of-the-rock (regarded as the national bird of Peru), the Great Inca-finch, and the Inca Tern. A wide range of unique tanagers and hummingbirds are also seen in Peru. Peru has long been a destination for birders, with famed ornithologist Theodore Parker III stating “Peru offers ‘bird-enthusiasts’ more than any other country in the world.”

Budgor-2.jpgDr. Aaron Budgor was founder and CEO of Aaron Budgor and Associates, a consulting firm providing technology intelligence and solutions to builders, providers, and users of networking systems. He received a BS in Chemistry, Magna cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa from UCLA; and a Ph.D. in Chemical Physics from the University of Rochester. He has held professorships at UC Davis, University of Mexico, and Naval Postgraduate School. He is the author of over 200 scientific and managerial papers, three books on electro-optics and lasers, and one patent awarded in chaotic communications. Dr. Budgor is married, has two children, and resides in Santa Barbara.