January Speaker Series

Audubon California – Tricolored Blackbird

Samantha Arthur
Northbrae Community Church, 941 The Alameda Berkeley
Thursday, January 17
6:30 p.m. refreshments, 7p.m. program

The Tricolored Blackbird is a colonial breeder that is nearly endemic to California. Historically, these birds bred on wetlands in the Central Valley. As a result of the loss of 90 percent of the wetlands, Tricolors increasingly nest in agricultural fields. When nesting and farmers’ harvest schedules conflict high proportions of the Tricolor population are put at risk.  (Read more …)