Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Community Program: Using Bird Research to Predict Climate Change by Andrea Jones - Monday, November 17th

Community Program: Using Bird Research to Predict Climate Change presented by Andrea Jones
Monday, November 17, 7:00pm, SLO Botanical Garden’s Oak Glen Pavilion

Please join MCAS for a very important program about using bird research to predict climate change and its impact on bird habitat.

Our featured speaker will be Andrea Jones, Director of Bird Conservation for Audubon California. Andrea joined Audubon California in 2006 as Important Bird Areas Program Director, and prior to working for Audubon California, she worked for Massachusetts Audubon for 14 years. Andrea has degrees from the University of Massachusetts in Ornithology and Wildlife Conservation. She is also a former Conservation Chair for MCAS.

Andrea will present on how bird research collected over time shows trends in the impact of climate change and how these trends will potentially affect the habitat range of many species of birds. This presentation coincides with the release last month of National Audubon’s largest study on the impact of climate change on birds; a study that shows that “shrinking and shifting ranges will imperil nearly half of U.S. birds within this century.”

Refreshments will be provided; please bring your own mug.

MCAS Community Programs are presented on the third Monday of each month, at the San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden Oak Glen Pavilion, in El Chorro Regional Park, on Highway 1 across from Cuesta College. All MCAS Community Programs are free and open to the public. As always, all ages are welcome. Here is a map to the Oak Glen Pavillion at El Chorro Regional Park.