TIMES AND LOCATIONS
General Meetings: 7:00 PM, 2nd Tuesday of the month, Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History. Programs begin at 7:30 PM.
Board meetings 6:00 PM, 2nd Tuesday of the month, Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History. For the current agenda or to request minutes click here.
Monthly meetings of the Monterey Peninsula Audubon Society are free. Members and non-members are welcome! Meetings are held at the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History, at the corner of Forest and Central in Pacific Grove . . second Tuesday of the month. Doors open for socializing at 7:00 PM with soft drinks and cookies provided by MPAS hospitality.
Programs begin at 7:30. Please join us--and bring a friend!
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 14
Romance, squabbles and other Humminbird Tales with Alejandro Rico-Guevara
Alejandro Rico-Guevara is an expert in all things “nectavorious” which makes him an especially apt presenter for our Valentine's Day program, falling as it does on that “sweetest” of all Holidays. Much of Alejandro's work has focused on the evolution of Hummingbirds and their extraordinary bills. These bills function both as foraging tools as well as important weapons in intra and interspecies conflicts. While he is currently based at UC Berkeley much of his field work has been based in South American hummingbird hotspots. Don’t miss this sweet treat. Significant others are welcome!
TUESDAY, March 14
Adventures with Argentinian Penguins by Nanci Adams
In December of 2015, Nanci Adams, the Watsonville/Aptos/Santa Cruz Adult Education birding instructor, headed to Argentina as an Earthwatch Institute volunteer to study Magellanic Penguins. She’ll describe her adventures with the tuxedoed torpedoes and give incredibly valuable tips, such as why one never stands behind a penguin in the wild. Enjoy an evening of "ahhs" and (braying) laughter.
Note that in recent years Magellanic Penguin populations have fluctuated in numbers in different parts of their range. Overall, moderate declines are thought to have been sustained and as a result it is listed as Near Threatened with extinction (Birdlife Int’l).