🦆BC Coastal Waterbird Population Trends And Conservation

🦆BC Coastal Waterbird Population Trends And Conservation

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Date(s) - 04/Feb/2021
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm


🦆BC Coastal Waterbird Population Trends And Conservation

20 years of Citizen Science data from the BC Coastal Waterbird Survey shows differences in local population trends of waterbirds in the Salish Sea and outer coast of BC. Birds Canada recently published these results and will talk about this survey, the main results and trends that emerged from the analysis, and what the results mean in the broader context of bird conservation on the BC coast. You can read the full paper at Avian Conservation and Ecology: Twenty years of coastal waterbird trends suggest regional patterns of environmental pressure in British Columbia, Canada

Graham Sorenson is the BC Projects Coordinator for Birds Canada, and his main role is the coordination of several large-scale Citizen Science projects, including the BC Coastal Waterbird Survey, BC Beached Bird Survey, and the Nocturnal Owl Survey. Graham also works on a Birds Canada project to monitor Long-billed Curlew in the interior and engage farmers as stewards of these grassland birds. Graham has spent years as a bird biologist, from field jobs across the US and Canada to a Master’s degree on Arctic seabirds and enjoys his time working and birding in BC.

On the Monday preceding the event, Nature Vancouver members will receive the Zoom link in the weekly e-News. To join the talk on Thursday, click on that link after 7:15 pm. The talk will begin at 7:30 pm. Non-members are welcome, please email Laura@NatureVancouver.ca well in advance to register for the link.

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