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SDFO Meeting on Tuesday, July 16

SDFO Event – July 16, 2019 at 6:00 pm is the next meeting of San Diego Field Ornithologists.


Meeting to be held in the Hoffman Room of the San Diego Foundation Building, 2508 Historic Decatur Rd. Going south on Rosecrans St. in the Midway area of town, turn left on Roosevelt Rd. into Liberty Station and proceed a couple of blocks to Decatur. Parking is available on the street or in the adjacent parking lots.


Program: John Martin will discuss “San Diego National Wildlife Refuge and Its Role in Bird Conservation.” San Diego National Wildlife Refuge supports a substantial slice of this area’s distinctive biota, including a variety of bird species of conservation concern. Refuge biologist John Martin will discuss the conservation and management of birds and their habitats on this significant habitat area, right in San Diego’s backyard. John Martin has served as biologist at San Diego National Wildlife Refuge since 2004. His work at the refuge has focused on monitoring, management, and habitat restoration projects for federally listed species, and species covered by San Diego’s Multiple Species Conservation Plan. Prior to working on the refuge, John worked with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Ecological Services office, primarily implementing the Endangered Species Act and associated conservation plans. His other bird conservation work includes a stint with the San Clemente Loggerhead Shrike recovery project, several seasons monitoring and banding migrant raptors with Hawkwatch International, and graduate work at the University of Arizona, where he formulated a habitat model of the Buff-breasted Flycatcher and has birded southeast Arizona to smithereens.


Next month’s meeting: Tuesday, August 13, 2019, same time, same place. Susan Farabaugh, Ph.D., Associate Director, Recovery Ecology, San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research, will present “Of Aga and ‘Alalā—Conserving Endangered Corvids on Pacific Islands”. PLEASE NOTE THIS NOT OUR USUAL MEEETING DATE!!


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Nancy Christensen

San Diego Field Ornithologists





Nancy Christensen



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