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Upcoming Eastern Sierra Audubon Programs

When: Normally on the FIRST Wednesdays (unless otherwise noted) of October, December, February, and April; 7:00 PM (see Events Calendar) and sometimes additional months.
Where: Venues vary - in the past we've held programs at the White Mountain Research Center, Owens Valley Station (4 mi. East of Bishop on East Line St., see Map, or the USFS/BLM Office Meeting Room in Bishop (see Map) - See program details for information and updates.

Evening programs will be preceded by (1) announcements of interest to the membership, and (2) sharing of recent bird sightings and other news on the local natural history scene. Check back here or local news media for possible changes. Everyone is welcome to attend!

March 3rd: Osprey Research in the Mono Basin with Lisa Fields

Thursday, March 3, 2016, U.S. Forest Service/BLM Building in Bishop, 7:00pm

Our March program will be held at the U.S. Forest Service/BLM Building in Bishop on West Line Street, near the DMV. Please welcome our guest speaker, Lisa Fields, who will be giving a presentation on her Osprey Research. Doors open at 6:30, with the presentation starting at 7:00pm.

Osprey Natural History and Research in the Mono Basin

Nigel the Osprey with transmitter

Meet Nigel - ready to transmit data, photo by Lisa Fields

Osprey Researcher Lisa Fields will speak about Osprey natural history including their range, identification, their behavior, and some of the past issues they have faced as a species. Then she will focus on the research that she's been conducting at Mono Lake since 2004. This includes nesting success as well as investigating local and long distance movements through nestling banding and satellite telemetry. Many aspects of this work have been supported by financial support from the Eastern Sierra Audubon Society.

Lisa Fields is an ecologist for the Southern Service Center of California State Parks. She is based in San Diego but works in parks extending from the Mexican border to central California. Her passion is raptor management, particularly the Osprey at Mono Lake. She initiated the nest monitoring program that began in 2004 and the nestling banding program that was started in 2009, and the use of GPS transmitters in 2013 to track migration.

Questions/comments:; 760-920-8541.

Everyone is welcome to attend all programs!

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