2016 Christmas Bird Counts
Christmas Bird Counts (CBC) help Audubon keep track of where our birds are, how many there are, and what is affecting them. CBCs are the longest running Citizen Science project and our data becomes part of the international database of information on the health of our bird populations (click here for the 12/17, 12/18, and 12/31 field trip details).
December 1st - General Meeting - 7pm
(click here for meeting details)
Program: "Holiday Dinner and Burrowing Owl Translocation Projects"
Speaker: David Gordon, Quest Ecology
Quest biologists have extensive experience translocating a variety of plant and wildlife species including gopher tortoise and the animals that use their dens, Florida mouse, burrowing owl, and Florida Scrub-Jay. As Senior Wildlife Ecologist for Quest Ecology Inc., David is leading the project to translocate burrowing owls to safe territory when their current locations are slated for construction or mining. He also oversees the management Duette Preserve in Manatee County for Florida Scrub Jays and habitat restoration. At the Florida Birding and Nature Festival he constructed a model of the burrow constructed in advance for owls being moved. He'll tell us about how the projects work and what success they're having.