|Double-crested Cormorant fishing, by Allen Hirsch
Cormorants on the Bay’s Bridges
Thursday, August 18 in Berkeley
The Bay Bridge and Richmond-San Rafael Bridge have hosted the Bay Area’s largest nesting colonies of Double-crested Cormorants for decades. But now these colonies are declining, and their nesting structures are being dismantled or blocked off for maintenance. Where will the cormorants nest in the future? Learn about this resilient species and what researchers are learning about the regional population of this adaptable yet maligned bird.
Mark Rauzon , a geography professor at Laney College, is a wildlife biologist specializing in seabird conservation. Meredith Elliott is a Senior Scientist at Point Blue Conservation Science who has worked on seabird monitoring.
Date: Thursday, August 18
Time: 6:30 p.m. refreshments, 7 p.m. speaker
Place: Northbrae Community Church, Berkeley
Cost: Free for GGAS members, $5 for non-members
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