Programs and Speakers 2020 – 2021

As of September, the Redbud Audubon Chapter of National Audubon has not planned any Zoom programs. See below for upcoming Zoom meetings offered by nearby chapters

Thursday, January 21, 2021, 7 p.m.

Northern Saw-whet Owl Monitoring Project
presented by Ken Sobon, director of the Northern Saw-whet Owl Research and Education Project in Northern California

To register for Zoom meeting, click link:
Redbud Audubon’s Saw-whet Owl Program Registration

Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, 7 p.m.

Birding Indonesia’s Lydekker’s Line
with Matthew Matthiessen  Peregrine Audubon, Ukiah

Join us this evening as we go Birding Lydekker’s Line with Matthew Matthiessen. Near the east end of the Indonesian archipelago, just before reaching New Guinea, lies Lydekker’s Line. Although invisible to the eye, it does mark the boundary forming the eastern limit of Asian bird species. Matthiessen is an engag- ing and entertaining speaker, as well as a world-class photographer.
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Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, 7 p.m.

Wildlife and Wildfire: Animal Adaptations for a Dynamic Ecosystem Golden Gate Audubon, San Francisco

Wildfires are an important part of many ecosystems around the world. Fires provide an opportunity for new growth, to return nutrients to the soil, and to create a wholly unique type of habitat. However, these systems exist in a delicate balance. Recently, forestfires have been increasing in size, intensity, and frequency due to human activities, and even fire-adapted species are struggling to keep up.

In this talk we discuss how animals survive and thrive in a system defined by fire and what we can do to help protect the balance of these special ecosystems. Speaker Lynn Schofield is a biologist for the Institute for Bird Populations.

Her research covers a diversity of topics including bird migration, forest fire ecology, and wetland conservation.

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Monday, Sept. 21, 2020. 6:30 p.m.

Are We Polarized? Birders and Bird Photographers 
Altacal Audubon, Chico
Presenters: Joan Robins and John Seid

Although birders might become irate when bird photographers venture too close and flush a special species, and bird photographers might not welcome a large group of birders to a remote spot where they have remained silent and immobile for hours hoping for a peek at a shy rail, we are all aligned in our love of the natural world. Joan and John will talk about some of the differences and similarities in the two areas of expertise, show where there is much overlap, and discuss how each can learn from the other.

Zoom Meeting ID: 769 5135 3272 Passcode: 6K1Mpg