Wednesday, April 27, 2016 



Close Encounters of the Bird Kind

Anderson next up in "Knowing Nature" speaker series May 17  

Lee Larkin, CFN/Photo Jason Otto


Surf Scoters play an impartant role in the ecosystem however their numbers have declined drammatically. Photo by Jason Otto.


he public is welcome to the up coming presentation by Dr. Eric Anderson – From Herring to Gray Whales: One bird’s partnerships in a changing sea.


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.


Brief 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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