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Los Angeles Audubon Society October 10, 2012 monthly meeting

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  • Nick & Mary Freeman
    Hi Birders You are cordially reminded to attend Los Angeles Audubon Society s monthly meeting, 7:30pm, Wednesday October 12, 2012 in Debs Park (just off the
    Message 1 of 2 , Oct 2, 2012
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      Hi Birders


      You are cordially reminded to attend Los Angeles Audubon Society's
      monthly meeting, 7:30pm, Wednesday October 12, 2012 in Debs Park (just
      off the 110 Pasadena Freeway) with free parking:

      Audubon Center at Debs Park
      4700 North Griffin Ave.
      Los Angeles, CA 90031

      Cut and paste in your browser:

      http://ca.audubon.org/debs_directions.php

      October 10, 2012

      We are very happy to welcome to southern California, Peter Pyle. A
      publication Peter has been well known for that every birder should own
      in their library, "Identification Guide to North American Birds, Part
      I and II". Join us as he gives his presentation:

      Discovering and Conserving Bryan's Shearwater


      In 2011 a new species of bird, Bryan's Shearwater (Puffinus bryani),
      was described by Peter and colleagues at the Smithsonian Conservation
      Biology Institute, based on a specimen collected in February 1963 on
      Midway Atoll, Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. It had been misidentified
      as a Little Shearwater (P. assimilis) but genetically appears closer
      to the Newell's Shearwater (P. newelii) of the Southeastern Hawaiian
      Islands. During the winters of 1990-1991 and 1991-1992, a second
      Bryan's Shearwater was discovered calling in a rock crevice near the
      northeast corner of Sand Island, Midway, and photographed, videotaped,
      and audiotaped in December 1991. These two records likely represented
      prospecting individuals, and the locations of source colonies of
      Bryan's Shearwaters has until recently remained completely unknown.
      During the 1970-2000s there have been several reports of Little
      Shearwaters in the North Pacific that may or may not have represented
      mis-identified Bryan's Shearwaters.

      Peter will present a history of the discovery of this new species
      along with updated information on its seasonality, breeding habitat
      requirements, and vocalizations based on the 1963 and 1991 records,
      will review potential at-sea records in the North Pacific, and will
      present recent exiting information on where Bryan's Shearwater
      colonies may exist. (Where? You'll just have to come to find out.)
      Bryan's Shearwater is undoubtedly rare and, if extant, will require
      targeted conservation actions to increase it's population size. Peter
      will present ideas on the next conservation steps to protect this
      newly discovered seabird.

      Next month's meeting:

      November 14, 2012

      BJ Stacey: �Finding Birds in the Digital Age: From eBird to Listservs
      to Smartphones to FaceBook�

      Spaces are still available for the Jon Dunn Sparrow ID workshop,
      October 13, 2012. The fieltrip is sold-out and wait listed, details
      online. The LAAS newsletter is now online.

      Welcome our special guest this night, see you then!

      Happy Birding!

      Mary Freeman
      Program Chair and Fieldtrip Leader for Los Angeles Audubon Society
      http://losangelesaudubon.org/index.php









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    • Nick & Mary Freeman
      Hi Birders Date correction as pointed out to me by a few, see the original posting. The LA Audubon monthly meeting where Peter Pyle will give a talk is indeed
      Message 2 of 2 , Oct 3, 2012
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        Hi Birders

        Date correction as pointed out to me by a few, see the original
        posting. The LA Audubon monthly meeting where Peter Pyle will give a
        talk is indeed Wednesday, October 10, 2012.

        Mary Freeman
        Program Chair and Fieldtrip Leader for Los Angeles Audubon Society
        http://losangelesaudubon.org/index.php









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