TUESDAY, JANUARY 9
No general membership or board meeting

TUESDAY FEBRUARY 13
Conserving the Black Oystercatchers of California's Coast with Rick Hanks

A Black Oystercatcher in late fall, near Point Pinos on the Monterey Peninsula

A Black Oystercatcher in late fall, near Point Pinos on the Monterey Peninsula

Black Oystercatchers are one of the California Coast's most lively and charismatic animals. In 2013, Audubon launched a ground-breaking effort to census and monitor their population. Every year since, a dedicated and diverse network of volunteers, from Mendocino to Monterey, have set out every breeding season to measure the birds' reproductive success and catalogue the challenges they face. The insights gained have been both encouraging and disheartening in different contexts. Join us as we welcome the legendary Rick Hanks, a BLM employee since 1973, he was the first Manager of the California Coastal Monument was created by President Clinton in 2000. Since Rick's retirement in 2013 he has become one of the Oystercatcher's most dedicated champions. 

Monterey Audubon's monthly programs are held the second Tuesday of every month at the PACIFIC GROVE MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY, on Forest Avenue in Pacific Grove, California. Programs begin at 730pm. Doors open for the public at 700pm with refreshments and socializing. Our monthly Board Meetings are held from 600-700pm before the general meeting.