DISCOVER NATURE – Tracking our Feathered Friends: Bird Diversity Trends at Pepperwood

Friday, September 15, 2017, 7pm lecture

Open House with light refreshments at 6:30pm
Dwight Center for Conservation Science
$10 suggested donation, students free
No reservations necessary

Come celebrate birds with us at Pepperwood! Join staff members Michelle Halbur and Nicole Barden as you learn about the importance of birds as indicators of ecosystem health and how watching and listening to birds tells us the story of our landscape.

Hear the results of over 10 years of bird monitoring data and how Pepperwood’s bird species, including the Grasshopper sparrow, Stellar’s Jay, and American kestrel are doing. Discover some of the birds who call Pepperwood home and hear what they sound like. Learn how you can become a backyard citizen scientist by utilizing online data tracking resources that are fun and user friendly. This engaging presentation will give you a renewed appreciation for our local birds and a better understanding of the science at Pepperwood.

Michelle serves as Pepperwood’s Preserve Ecologist where she oversees Pepperwood’s biological monitoring projects, citizen science and visiting scholars programming. As a Pepperwood Environmental  Educator, Nicole is the project coordinator for the breeding bird survey, coordinator of the Mayacamas Bird Count for Kids, and a hike leader for both the TeenNat intern program and the SCENIQ field trip program.

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