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Double-crested Cormorant fishing, by Allen Hirsch

Cormorants on the Bay’s Bridges

Thursday, August 18 in Berkeley

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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
941 The Alameda (between Solano and Marin)

Cost: Free for GGAS members, $5 for non-members

 

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