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Conserving “Our Birds” South of the Border with Scott Hecker

May 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT

Join the NH Audubon Seacoast Chapter for their in person May program: Conserving “Our Birds” South of the Border with Scott Hecker.

“3 billion birds gone” headlined a report in 2019. What more do we know, what can we do? As a “Director of Bird Conservation” since the 1980s, it is my job to know and to do. As my colleague Fitz once said, it is not Rocket Science, it’s more complicated, but it’s not too late and every bird and every acre matters. You will hear about species you love and people on the front lines of bird conservaation in Latin America and beyond who also love “their birds”. New tracking tecnologies and community engagement are making great strides. I hope you will come to hear how simple it is to make a difference.

Bio: Back around 1990, I spoke for the Seacoast Chapter about conserving tropical habitat in Belize for “our birds”. I completed my MS degree in Belize in 1987, then established the Coastal Waterbird Program at Mass Audubon that same year to conserve threatened and endangered Piping Plovers and Roseate Terns. In 2003, I expanded those efforts as Director of Coastal Bird Conservation for the National Audubon Society. In 2008, I co-founded Conservian to focus more work on Piping Plovers in the Bahamas. Since 2016, I have worked for the International Conservation Fund of Canada (ICFC} and ICF US supporting bird conservationists on the front lines in 36 countries.

The Seacoast Chapter meets monthly on the second Wednesday except the months of July and August unless there is a special program. Refreshments are served at 7pm and the meetings begin at 7:30pm unless otherwise noted (entrance doors locked at 7:45pm). The public is welcome free of charge. In person meetings are held at the Seacoast Science Center at Odiorne State Park, Route 1A, Rye, NH. Wheelchair accessible. For more information on chapter programs, please contact: Dan Hubbard, (603) 332-4093 or danielhubbard@peoplepc.com. Cancellations will be posted on The Seacoast Chapter website.


May 8
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
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Seacoast Science Center
Odiorne State Park, Route 1A
Rye, NH United States
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