Skagit Audubon

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“Where do Magellanic Penguins Go in the Winter”
Presented by: Ginger Rebstock, Ph.D.
Tuesday, June 9th, 7:00 PM

June PresGinger Rebstock is a research scientist at the Center for Ecosystem Sentinels at the University of Washington. She earned a Ph.D. in biological oceanography from Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Dr. Rebstock has worked on projects in California and South Korea, with study species including zooplankton, fish larvae, least terns, and now penguins. She enjoys working with long-term data as well as the fieldwork. Ginger currently spends several weeks per year in Punta Tombo, Argentina at the beginning of penguin breeding season. Many penguin species, including Magellanic penguins, are migratory and spend most of the nonbreeding season at sea. Most of what we know about penguins, however, is learned at breeding colonies, where most species are easy to study. We can track penguins at sea during the breeding season, when they stay relatively close to colonies and return frequently to incubate eggs or feed chicks. They are much harder to track in the nonbreeding season, when they swim long distances and stay away from land for months. Consequently, we know very little about where Magellanic penguins go and what they do outside of the breeding season. Dr. Rebstock will discuss what we know about Magellanic penguins’ winter distribution and behavior, and some of the challenges of learning more. If you plan to participate in the meeting, please register now to save your spot at: Preregistration is required and limited to the first 100 registrants. In order to maximize the number of people viewing the virtual presentation, please only have one person register per household. Although you may participate in the meeting using a landline, you will need internet access and a computer, mobile device or tablet to view the presentation.
July Program Presented on Zoom, Tuesday, July 14th at 7 pm. See Pg. 5 for more
information. Your Board of Directors is working to provide additional virtual programs on
Zoom over the summer. We plan to send out email notifications and you may also visit our
website: or email our Programs Chair, Carla Helm, at for information and updates.


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Skagit Audubon Society holds monthly meetings on the second Tuesday of each month except for the months of July and August. We meet at 7:00 pm at Padilla Bay Interpretive Center (Google map), 10441 Bayview-Edison Rd. Mount Vernon. Meetings are open to all.

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