April 27, 2016
Close Encounters of the Bird Kind
Anderson next up in "Knowing
Nature" speaker series May 17
Larkin, CFN/Photo Jason Otto
Surf Scoters play an impartant role in
the ecosystem however their numbers have declined drammatically.
Photo by Jason Otto.
public is welcome to the up coming presentation by Dr. Eric Anderson
– From Herring to Gray Whales: One bird’s partnerships in a
The presentation takes place Tuesday
May 17th at 7:30pm at the Chilliwack Learning Centre,
46361 Yale Road, Chilliwack.
Sponsored by the
Chilliwack Field Naturalists as part of a monthly ‘Knowing
Nature’ speaker series for the community.
description of the program:
Although historically very abundant along the coasts of North
America, the Surf Scoter was until recently a species we knew
surprisingly little about. This talk will focus on recent findings,
including satellite tracking of their movements, as well as their
dependence on other marine species including eelgrass, herring, and
gray whales. Like many marine animals and plants, numbers of Surf
Scoters have declined dramatically. Accordingly, this talk will also
review threats to Surf Scoters and other marine birds.
Brief biographical information:
Dr. Eric M. Anderson is faculty in the Ecological Restoration
Program at the British Columbia Institute of Technology. He is also
a Research Fellow of the Pacific WildLife Foundation, and an
instructor at the University of Washington, Friday Harbor Labs. His
research focuses on the ecology and conservation of marine birds
along the Pacific coast.
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