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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 1 of 3 , Jan 5, 2007
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      "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 2 of 3 , Feb 12, 2010
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        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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