Please join us virtually for our monthly meeting at 7pm on Thursday, March 4th where Bradley Wilkinson will talk about his research tracking brown pelican movement to gain insight on threats facing the species. Please use this link to obtain a link to the Zoom meeting: https://forms.gle/w24waXSyKmiEdUHi6. More details below:
Effective conservation hinges on accurately determining the threats that wildlife face. For seabirds globally, large data gaps exist for basic distributional information, but this is being solved by the advent and expansion of biologging devices. Spatial data, if collected appropriately, can offer tremendous opportunities for assessing the risks that seabirds experience from human-caused stressors. This presentation will cover some of the results obtained from GPS tracking 75 adult brown pelicans in the southeastern United States over the past four years. Join these pelicans on the flights they take throughout the year, from Chesapeake Bay to Cuba, and learn of some of the threats facing this iconic seabird both locally and abroad.