Lunch & Learn

Next Event: Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Next Lunch & Learn Event: ​​

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Bird Banding   

In this presentation Dr. Jerry Jackson will give a brief history of bird banding, highlighting things we have learned through bird banding. He will also describe the permits one must have to band birds and identify organizations and journals that focus on banding. Very importantly, he will discuss the ethics of bird banding and specifically the "Bander Code of Ethics" of the North American Banding Council. Jerry will also have examples of bands, color bands, other types of tags, and the tools, nets, and traps used in capturing and banding birds.     

 Presented by: Dr. Jerry Jackson, Professor Emeritus

Lunch & Learns are held in the Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary Blair Audubon Visitor Center classroom from noon to 1 p.m. 

Attendees are encouraged to bring their lunches or purchase food and drinks from the Gallery Cafe. This ongoing lecture series is offered at no charge beyond the regular boardwalk admission fee. Time is allowed for questions or discussion.

Our schedule of  dates and topics are listed below.  Dates and topics will be added as they are scheduled.

Date:                                        Topic:                                           Presenters:

 January 29, 2020                   Bird Banding                               Dr. Jerry Jackson, Professor Emeritus,
                                                                                                                               Department of Marine and Ecological Sciences, FGCU

February 4, 2020                    Herons and Egrets                     Ann Paul, Regional Coordinator, Audubon Florida,
                                                                                                                                Florida Coastal Islands Sanctuaries

Feburary 18, 2020                   Climate Change                           Renee Wilson, Communications Associate, Audubon Florida

March 10, 2020                       The Natural History and
​                                                 Ecology of Bald Cypress           Mike Duever,
Ecologist with Natural Ecosystems

March 24, 2020                        Attracting Birds to                          Kirsten Hines, Photographer, Educator, Author
                                                 South Florida Gardens



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