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Posted: Wednesday, October 11, 2017 10:36 AM


Golden Gate Audubon Society presents:

Restoring Seabird Colonies through Social Attraction

Thursday, October 19, 6:30pm-8:30pm, San Francisco


In 1973, National Audubon successfully restored a breeding colony of Atlantic Puffins on an island in the Gulf of Maine where they had been extirpated in the early 20th century. They relied on social attraction - an innovative use of decoys and audio playback that since then has helped restore seabird colonies across the globe. In the Pacific Flyway, social attraction helped restore breeding colonies of Caspian Terns. It's currently the centerpiece of a last-ditch attempt to prevent extinction of the Chinese Crested Tern.

Dan Roby is the Unit Leader-Wildlife for the U.S. Geological Survey's Oregon Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, and Professor of Wildlife Ecology at Oregon State University. His primary area of research interest is the physiological ecology and conservation biology of birds, with an emphasis on seabirds. He received a B.A. (Biology) from Antioch College in 1974, a M.S. (Wildlife Management) from the University of Alaska Fairbanks in 1978, and a Ph.D. (Biology) from the University of Pennsylvania in 1986. Dan served as Chair of the Pacific Seabird Group during 2005-2006, was elected a Fellow of the American Ornithologists' Union in 2008, and was awarded the Ralph W. Schreiber Conservation Award from the American Ornithological Society in 2017.

Location: First Unitarian Universalist Church & Center
1187 Franklin Street (at Geary), San Francisco

Thursday, October 19

First Unitarian Universalist Church and Center
1187 Franklin Street
San Francisco, CA, 94109

$5 donation for non members.

Phone: 510-843-2222

About Golden Gate Audubon Society:
The Golden Gate Audubon Society engages people to: experience the wonder of birds and translate that wonder into action, and protect native bird populations and their habitats.

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