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  • Charlene McAllister
    Migrating with the Cranes , Speaker: Mavis Beth Muller A presentation on Sandhill Cranes Monday, January 17 at 7:00 p.m. Caspar Community Center Ms. Muller is
    Message 1 of 3 , Jan 7, 2005
      'Migrating with the Cranes', Speaker: Mavis Beth Muller
      A presentation on Sandhill Cranes

      Monday, January 17 at 7:00 p.m.
      Caspar Community Center
      Ms. Muller is a self-proclaimed "Craniac".
      Her passion for cranes began 20 years ago, and over those years she has had
      the pleasure of observing the American Sandhill Cranes from her cabin, which
      is located on the Kenai Peninsula, along the shores of Kachemak Bay, Homer,
      Alaska. Her area is a nesting ground for what is known as the world's oldest
      bird. When autumn falls, and the migration call is sounded, the cranes
      depart on their long journey south. She follows them, returning to Alaska
      just days before the estimated time of the flock's arrival in mid-April.
      Muller notes that "we humans have something to learn from them (the cranes)
      and the natural world they live in. I am eager to share this notion".
      All MCAS presentations are free. A small donation to pay for the rental of
      the facility is always welcome.

      For further information call: 964-6362 or 937-4463.

      Charlene McAllister
      P.O. Box 332
      Little River, CA 95456
      707-937-4463
      email: charmac@...



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    • Charlene McAllister
      Birds in Motion Join Mendocino Audubon at their January 15th meeting when Larry Arbanas will return to share his video work on birds. A lifelong, passionate
      Message 2 of 3 , Jan 5, 2007
        "Birds in Motion"



        Join Mendocino Audubon at their January 15th meeting when Larry Arbanas will
        return to share his video work on birds. A lifelong, passionate naturalist,
        Larry grew up in a family of professional still photographers for whom
        nature photography was a primary interest. Throughout his career as a
        professional video producer and commercial TV cameraman, Larry provided
        video footage for such clients as "The World Book Encyclopedia", Kraft
        Foods, VH1 and Black Entertainment. His life and career direction changed
        dramatically in March of 1989 when he was profoundly moved by the tragedy of
        the Exxon-Valdez oil spill as he watched the efforts to rescue otters, seals
        and seabirds from Prince William Sound. He redirected his efforts as a
        commercial video cameraman to telling environmental stories. With his
        videos, he hopes to raise consciousness and provide compelling evidence to
        facilitate documentation of, conservation of, and restoration of the natural
        environment.



        His business, "Earthwhile Nature Productions" has provided video footage for
        the US Fish and Wildlife Service, California Fish and Game and Cornell
        University. We're delighted to have Larry return with his most recent work.
        The meeting will begin at 7 pm. at the Caspar Community Center and is open
        to the public. A small donation is welcomed to help cover the cost of the
        rent. For further information call 964-6362 or 937-4463 or email
        charmac@...









        Charlene McAllister
        P.O. Box 332
        Little River, CA 95456
        707-937-4463





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      • Charlene McAllister
        Mendocino Coast Audubon Society Event Date: Monday, February 15th 7 pm Location: Fort Bragg Town Hall Mendocino Audubon Program: Counting Cormorants: The
        Message 3 of 3 , Feb 12, 2010
          Mendocino Coast Audubon Society

          Event Date: Monday, February 15th 7 pm

          Location: Fort Bragg Town Hall



          Mendocino Audubon Program: Counting Cormorants: The Benefits of Citizen
          Science



          In 2007 The Sea Ranch Task Force, in cooperation with the Bureau of Land
          Management and the Madrone Audubon Society, began monitoring a nesting
          colony of approximately 100 nests of Brandt's Cormorant and other seabird
          species on Gualala Point Island in northern Sonoma County. This was in
          response to a local fireworks display that had adversely affected
          reproductive success the year before. In 2008 they expanded this effort to
          include aerial photographic monitoring of a second island with approximately
          250 nests in southern Mendocino County.



          In 2009, volunteers from Mendocino Audubon Society extended the monitoring
          to a third Brandt's Cormorant Colony of about 400 nests off the Mendocino
          Headlands and two Pelagic Cormorant colonies, one on Point Cabrillo and one
          at the entrance to the Noyo Harbor each with about 20 nests. This
          monitoring, performed primarily by local volunteers and using high
          resolution photography illustrates the value and cost effectiveness of
          citizen science efforts.



          Ron LeValley, local biologist and photographer will talk about this project
          and how it has provided valuable data on the reproductive success of these
          cormorants and how this information aids in our understanding of ocean
          conditions as they relate to seabird nesting off our shores. Join Audubon
          members on Monday, February 15th at 7 pm at Fort Bragg Town Hall. The
          meeting is open to the public at no charge, but a donation to offset the
          cost of presenting programs is always welcomed.



          For more information call 937-4463 or got to www.mendocinocoastaudubon.org.



          Audubon programs are open and free to the public, though a small donation to
          offset costs is always appreciated. Membership in your local Audubon
          Society helps present programs like this and conduct educational activities
          with our schools.









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