Male Respledant Quetzal  Photo by Robert Cahill

Male Respledant Quetzal

Photo by Robert Cahill

"The Resplendent Quetzal and the Endemic Birds of Guatemala's Central Highlands: Community-based Cloud Forest Conservation Among the Q'eqchi' Maya"

Thursday April 26, 7:00 pm
Regenstein Center Auditorium, Chicago Botanic Garden

Take a journey deep into the cloud forest and learn about the elusive Resplendent Quetzal and its natural history. On the way, we'll learn about many other species of birds endemic to the highlands of northern mesoamerica. We'll explore the ecology of the cloud forest and see how the cloud forest works. We'll see why cloud forest conservation is both a huge challenge as well as a high priority, and how a community based approach to conservation has helped to save habitat. Join Rob and Tara Cahill of Community Cloud Forest Conservation on this journey as they share their experiences from 10 years in Guatemala's central highlands.

Co-sponsored by the Chicago Botanic Gardens, Audubon Chicago Region, the Chicago Ornithological Society, Evanston North Shore Bird Club and Lake County Audubon. 

*This event is FREE but requires REGISTRATION with the Chicago Botanic Garden.  Click here to register for the event.


Getting there:

Parking at the Chicago Botanic Garden is $20 for non-members.  Judy Pollock is assisting in arranging carpooling with CBG members if you are interested.  Click this link for more information:

The Union Pacifc North Metra Braeside stop on the Metra is only a few blocks walk from the Chicago Botanic Gardens and has free parking after 6:00 p.m. You may also summon a cab by calling the 303 Taxi Cab Company at (847) 729-0303.

From the Glencoe Metra station you may take a trolley or a PACE bus to the Garden.

For a schedule of trains, contact Metra at (312) 836-7000 or

Also, please don't forget about inquiring with your local library about access passes to the Chicago Botanic Gardens.

See the Chicago Botanic Gardens website for more transportation details: