Monday, November 10, 2008

Hi Mt. MCAS Program with Dr. Villablanca 11/17

Monday, November 17th
7 pm El Chorro Regional Park, at the SLO Botanical Garden Education Building
The California Condor Tracking Program with Dr. Francis Villablanca: Morro Coast Audubon Society has provided funding to assist California Polytechnic State University in hiring summer interns to take part in the California Condor telemetry program at the Hi Mountain Condor Lookout. The three interns from summer 2008 gave a brief summary of their work at the September MCAS Community Program. Dr. Francis Villablanca, the interns’ advisor at Cal Poly, will take a more in-depth look at tracking efforts, successes and setbacks in the condor recovery program, and related matters. You will come away with a greater understanding of Central California studies and activities oriented toward protecting this species, still among the most endangered of all North American wildlife. Francis Villablanca, PhD, is a professor of Biology at Cal Poly, where he teaches courses in Ornithology and Mammalogy, among others. He has been a presenter at the Morro Bay Winter Bird Festival, Dune Quest, and other natural history venues in the area. As always, all ages are welcome. Refreshments will be served.