|Black Oystercatchers by Gail West
California Black Oystercatchers – Thursday May 12
Black Oystercatchers are among the most charismatic and easily identifiable residents of our rocky intertidal coastline. But with less than 20,000 individuals left worldwide, their future is uncertain. Audubon chapter members from Mendocino to Monterey (including Golden Gate Audubon!) are taking part in population surveys that shed light on the natural history of this species, from its preferred foods to how it responds to predators. Learn about this inspiring citizen-science effort and what is being done to protect Black Oystercatchers in a rapidly changing coastal world.
Anna Weinstein is the marine program director at Audubon California, where she has worked to protect birds and their habitats on the west coast since 2008. Previously she co-founded Island Conservation and was an environmental scientist at the San Francisco Estuary Institute. She is a leader in the study and conservation of black oystercatchers in California and in 2014 published the first statewide assessment of the distribution and abundance of the species in this state.
Date: Thursday May 12 (NOTE NEW, EARLIER DATE!!)
Time: 6:30 p.m. refreshments, 7 p.m. speaker
Place: First Unitarian Universalist Church & Centre
Cost: Free for GGAS members, $5 for non-members
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