March Augusta-Aiken Audubon Meeting
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The next Augusta-Aiken Audubon meeting will be on the 10th of March at 7:00 pm. Location and zoom details will follow.
The topic for March will be:
Birds of Guam: Natural history and conservation
Our presenter will be Martin Kastner. Martin will talk about Guam’s native and introduced breeding birds, as well as the migratory birds that visit the island. He will give an overview of the challenges that many of these birds face, including the now infamous story of the invasive Brown Tree Snake. He will also talk about the latest on conservation efforts to restore birdlife on Guam.
Martin grew up in Montreal, Canada and studied biology at McGill University. He pursued a Master’s degree in Environmental Science (focused on restoration ecology) at the University of Waterloo. In 2014, he was awarded the New Noah scholarship from Wildlife Preservation Canada, allowing him to visit conservation projects in Mauritius, in the Indian Ocean, and earn a Postgrad diploma in Endangered Species Recovery. Since that time, he has been working on avian ecology and restoration on Guam, and is currently pursuing a PhD on the topic through Iowa State University.
In-Person location will be at the North Augusta Community Center.
Join online via Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86117905195?pwd=TGJ3VWQ0RnVpeUtqcklaSWpVdWdIQT09
You can also dial in using the following information:
Meeting ID: 861 1790 5195
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