MCAS Virtual Community Program - MAR 21 - Fifty Years of California Raptor Natural History and Conservation Efforts

[Photos by Bloom Biological, Inc.]


MCAS Virtual Community Program (Zoom link below)


Title:     Fifty Years of California Raptor Natural History and Conservation Efforts

Presenter:    Dr. Peter Bloom

Date     March 21, 2022

Time:   7 pm


Program description

For the past 50 years, Dr. Peter Bloom has been studying various California raptors, most notably Red-Tailed Hawks, Red-Shouldered Hawks, Golden Eagles, Ospreys, Turkey Vultures and Swainson’s Hawks. Much of Pete’s research involves banding, tagging, and occasionally fitting transmitters on these important predators, each with their own ecosystem needs. By analyzing their movements in Southern California and beyond, these studies have contributed valuable information to conservation efforts throughout California. Pete will share insights gained during these decades-long studies, including what he hopes to achieve with future research.


Pete Bloom Bio

Pete Bloom grew up in southern California as a natural historian, focusing on the ecology and conservation of birds of prey and their habitats. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from California State University, Long Beach in zoology and biology, respectively, and a Ph.D. in natural resources from the University of Idaho. In the 1980s, he led the effort to capture all the original wild California Condors, and in the past 50 years he and colleagues have captured and banded over 54,000 other birds (mostly raptors), furthering knowledge of natal dispersal, philopatry, movements, and unusual migration.


ZOOM info


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Meeting ID: 257 500 2542
Passcode: morrocoast


Contact: Wendy McKeown, Program Chair,