Cormorant Monitoring Meeting May 16th
- Hi all,
It's getting to be that time of year again - actually on Pt. Cabrillo is
already is that time of year! Susan Tubbesing has been watching a chick for
over a week! That may be the earliest chick known in California history!!
I have Numbered Nest Site Photographs at the gallery now for Pelagic
Cormorants at Noyo Harbor (for Art Morley and anyone else that wants to
help) and the GP Property (for Adam and Alison). You can come by and pick
them up anytime this weekend.
The Brandt's Cormorants on Mendocino Headlands are just starting. There are
two small colonies on the far rock that will be hard to monitor. Another
small colony on the close rock has been active and inactive sporadically for
the past two weeks. We'll keep an eye on them and keep you posted on what is
happening. I don't anticipate starting Brandt's monitoring for at least
two-three more weeks.
I would like to schedule an evening get-together for those of you who can
help us this year. We will have at least 8 Pelagic Cormorant colonies and
the large Brandt's colony at the Mendocino Headlands to watch this year.
I propose that we meet at the Photography Gallery, 344 North Main Street, in
Fort Bragg on May16th at 7:00 p.m. This will only take about an hour or two
at the maximum but I would like all of us to get together and discuss the
coming year. I will also give a short report on the past three years.
Please let me know if you can make the meeting and what your availability
might be this coming season. And feel free to pass this on to others that
you think might be interested in coming to the meeting or helping this
Mad River Biologists
P.O. Box 332
Little River CA 95456
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