Speaker: Abby Sterling will discuss how the Georgia Coast provides critical habitat to many species of shorebirds that are experiencing significant population declines. Learn more as Abby highlights incredible stories and the conservation efforts underway to protect them.
Abby works as a shorebird biologist with Manomet’s Georgia Bight Shorebird Conservation Initiative. Manomet is a non-profit based in Massachusetts that uses science and partnerships to address conservation challenges throughout the hemisphere. Abby Sterling earned her doctorate from the University of Georgia, where she studied how habitat and landscape features influence beach nesting shorebirds and chick survival.
In this program Russ will give us an introduction to noise pollution, and its harmful impact on humans and wildlife. Human quality of life has diminished and we have been subconsciously conditioned to tolerate noise as a part of everyday life without realizing its impacts on our health and hearing. Ecosystems and wildlife diversity in urban and suburban environments have been altered as noise averse species have declined leaving only those which can still tolerate and communicate in spite of the noise pollution.
Ogeechee Audubon Society will be celebrating the culmination of the Year of the Bird with our Holiday Party.
Our celebration will feature a presentation by Diana Churchill on Winter Birds as a warm-up for our upcoming Christmas Birds Counts. We will then put our skills to the test in a friendly competition! In addition, we will conclude our raffle benefiting the Orphaned Bird Care Program.
Speaker: Larry Carlile
Larry’s presentation will discuss the recovery of the Fort Stewart red-cockaded woodpecker population and management activities that support other rare species on the Installation. Larry is an avid birder, is a member of Ogeechee Audubon Society, and is President of the Georgia Ornithological Society.
Larry Carlile is a graduate of the University of Georgia, D.B. Warnell School of Forestry (MS). He has been a Wildlife Biologist for the Department of Defense at Fort Stewart / Hunter Army Airfield for the past 24 years. Larry supervises a staff of nine wildlife biologists and is responsible for the management and monitoring of state and federally protected rare, threatened, and endangered species including the smooth coneflower, bald eagle, wood stork, eastern indigo snake, frosted flatwoods salamander, and red-cockaded woodpecker, as well as game species and sport fish within an active and dynamic military landscape.
Ogeechee Audubon Society Meeting
The Accidental Birder – Birds I Saw as I Traveled Through South Africa
There will be a raffle (supporting Orphan Bird Care) and we will be selling OAS pins