Invitation to LA Audubon Society monthly meeting, 10/12/11
- Hi Birders!
You are cordially invited to attend Los Angeles Audubon Society's
monthly meeting, 7:30pm, Wednesday October 12, 2011 in Plummer Park,
7335 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90046, room 1 in the
Community Center. Free parking is available in Plummer Park and
additional parking is available in the Fountain Ave. lot.
Robb Hamilton: "The Cactus Wren of Southern California"
Perhaps the most imperiled resident bird on the coastal slope of
southern California has no legal status in Los Angeles County, but
growing numbers of biologists and volunteers are joining together to
study and protect fragile populations of the Cactus Wren anyway! We
will examine places where these fascinating birds are found around the
Southland, with an emphasis on Los Angeles County, take inventory of
the forces that seem to be aligned against the wrens, and finish by
reviewing conservation strategies that are being devised and
implemented to give these tenacious birds a fighting chance.
Robb Hamilton, a biological consultant based in Long Beach, has co-
authored two books: The Birds of Orange County, California: Status and
Distribution; and Rare Birds of California. He has surveyed for
Cactus Wrens, and mapped their cactus scrub habitat, across large
swaths of their coastal range. He is currently updating the Cactus
Wren species account for the Birds of North America Online.
11/9/11 Steve Shunk: "Burned Forests and Black-backed Woodpeckers in
the Sierra Nevada"
12/14/11 Mary & Nick Freeman: "The Northern Saw-whet Owl and The
Station Fire" - Change of venue for this month only: Debs Park, Los
Our conservation projects, fieldtrips, and monthly meeting
presentations will continue, but with sadness we must announce the Los
Angeles Audubon Society headquarters and bookstore will close its
doors on November 6, 2011. The City of West Hollywood has plans to
demolish the building where the chapter's office and bookstore is
housed to expand the garden park with subterranean parking, but other
general meetings - including January - will continue at the Plummer
Park Community Center. We are still in search of an office to continue
running the chapter's business. I hope to see you this night!
Los Angeles Audubon Society Program Chair and Fieldtrip Leader
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