Los Angeles Audubon Society December 8, 2010 monthly meeting
- Hi Birders
You are cordially invited to attend the general meeting for Los
Angeles Audubon Society, 7:30pm, Wednesday December 10, 2010 in
Plummer Park, 7335 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90046,
room 3 in the West Hollywood Community Hall. Parking is available on
the Santa Monica Blvd. entrance side to the south and the lot behind
LAAS on Fountain Ave. to the north. There is abundant on-street
parking after 7:00pm on the south side of Santa Monica Blvd., across
the street from Plummer Park and the West Hollywood Community Center.
December's monthly meeting: Richard Tanner: The California Spotted
Owl In the Mountains of Southern California
Richard will discuss the status of the California Spotted Owl in
southern California as well as on-going projects and research.
Richard and his staff have been studying the California Spotted Owl
in the mountains of southern California since 1987. This work started
with the long-term demography study on the San Bernardino National
Forest and, since 2005, has included projects on the Angeles and
Cleveland National Forests. This work has included the banding, radio-
tracking of owls to assess habitat use in burn areas, and the
monitoring of historical territories. In the San Bernardino
Mountains, the Spotted Owl population began declining in the early
1990s. Occupancy of historical territories has dropped from 86% in
1990 to around 33% over the last five years. Populations in the
mountain ranges of the Angeles and Cleveland National Forests also
appear to have declined during this same period. Though much of this
population decline is likely due to long-term drought and its
associated bark beetle infestations, the greatest long-term threat
may well be catastrophic forest fire. Richard G. Tanner, is the
principal of Tanner Environmental Services.
January: Paul Lehman: Great Birds and Birding Spots of California
February: Guy Commeau: Birding California Part 2
Don't forget to get involved, join a local CBC!
See you Wednesday night!
Los Angeles Audubon Society Program Chair and Fieldtrip Leader and co-
compiler of the Lancaster CBC
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