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Monthly Programs

Monterey Audubon's monthly presentations occur at the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History on Forest Avenue in Pacific Grove and occur on the second Tuesday of every month. Doors open for refreshments and socializing at 7:00 PM. The program begins at 7:30 PM. Monterey Audubon's Board Meetings are also open to the general MAS membership and begin at 5:30 PM, before the presentation. Agendas, supporting materials as well as past minutes are available upon request.

Tuesday, May 14, 2024, 7:30 PM PDT

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Elkhorn Slough - the Heart of Monterey Bay

 

With David Feliz, Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve Manager

Few sites in Monterey County are as broadly loved by birders and nature enthusiasts as the Elkhorn Slough Research Reserve. Located just a few miles east of Moss Landing, the reserve supports one of California’s largest coastal salt marshes and provides habitat for a fantastic diversity of shorebirds, songbirds, plants, marine mammals, and fish. The Reserve is one of 30 National Estuarine Research Reserves established nationwide as hubs for environmental stewardship, research, and education. It is administered by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, owned and managed by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, and supported by its partnership with the Elkhorn Slough Foundation. 

 

Please join us for an overview of the reserves ongoing and future plans from Dave Feliz. Dave has been working on Fish and Wildlife lands since 1988. Originally from Southern California, he focuses on the restoration and management of wetlands in a variety of settings. Dave's talk will overview the public private partnership which has successfully stewarded the reserve lands, conservation priorities including eucalyptus removal and tidal marsh restoration, ongoing research projects, and highlight the diversity of wildlife found on the reserve.

Mark your calendars for the second Tuesday each month to attend our public presentations!

Indoor Events COVID-19 Protocols:

For the health and safety of our members and board, MAS will be implementing the following COVID-19 regulations for all in-person meetings and programs:

  1. We ask that all participants be fully vaccinated to attend in person.

  2. Masks are recommended but not required.

  3. If you have any symptoms of illness, however mild, please do not attend. If you have been recently exposed to someone with COVID, please also do not attend.

Past Presentations
 

To watch previously recorded presentations, head to the MAS YouTube channel.

Previous recorded presentations include:

NOVEMBER 14, 2023 - Bird of Passage with Alison Világ - In 2021, Alison was embarking on a Big Year–of sorts. Rather than amassing a lengthy list, she was more interested in celebrating birds for their essence and focusing on vulnerable species and the places vital to them. Check out her website at www.passagemigrant.com.

SEPTEMBER 12, 2023 - How Spatial Science Saves Birds and Their Habitats with Keilani Bonis-Ericksen, Audubon California

JULY 11, 2023 - Observing and Conserving the Seabirds that Rely on California’s Central Coast with Dan Robinette, Point Blue Conservation Science

JUNE 13, 2023 - Birds of the World with Brian Sullivan, Cornell Lab of Ornithology

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