Wake Audubon Society Monthly Meeting:
A Birds-Eye View of Non-Tidal Shorebird Habitat
Tuesday, January 12, 2016, 7:30 p.m.
This meeting is free and open to the public (arrive on time!)
Location: Nature Research Center (new building of the NC Museum of Natural Sciences), 121 West Jones Street, Raleigh, NC. Enter doors near giant Earth globe. Take elevator or stairs to fourth floor to the "William G. Ross, Jr" Environmental Conference Center. Meeting location may change so check online for updates. Meetings are free and open to the public. The museum is usually CLOSED after 5 pm on Tuesdays, so be sure to arrive for this meeting between 7:10 and 7:40 pm in order to be allowed access.
Migratory shorebirds are difficult to monitor and manage, and populations have continued to decline despite international conservation efforts. Many shorebird species use a network of stopover wetlands to rest and feed during migration. For effective onservation we must understand habitat variation through time and the species that use such habitats. Danica Schaffer-Smith, a Duke University PhD candidate, will show us how she is using sophisticated satellite imagery with her field work to guide shorebird conservation on the West Coast.