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June Meeting-Presented on ZOOM (no in-person attendance)

A Bird’s Eye View of Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge

Presented by: Jared Strawderman, Stewardship & Community

Engagement Coordinator, Gorge Refuge Stewards

Tuesday, June 13th at 7:00 pmJuneJulyAug23ProgramPhoto

Please join us for this month’s meeting which will be held on Zoom only (no in-person attendance). To attend the Zoom event, please register at: https://bit.ly/SASJun1323. Preregistration for Zoom is required and please only one Zoom registrant per household. After you register, you will receive an email with the link to sign in at the time of the event. If you register and are unable to attend the Zoom event, please cancel your registration. Thank you. Questions? Contact programs@skagitaudubon.org.  

Jared will provide an overview of the history of this refuge on the Lower Columbia River, the purpose, and benefits of the project, including new avian species seen, and community engagement and focus on accessibility of the refuge. Jared is the Stewardship & Community Engagement Coordinator with the Gorge Refuge Stewards. He majored in Biology at Bridgewater College in Virginia. He has worked at several National Wildlife Refuges including Pea Island, Ridgefield, Steigerwald, Franz Lake and Pierce. He is also Vice President of Vancouver Audubon. He enjoys hobby nature photography, and spending time exploring nature with his 5-year-old son.

RECORDINGS OF PAST PRESENTATIONS NOW AVAILABLE:

May 9th presentation “Endangered Tufted Puffins of Smith Island” by Amanda Colbert is available at the following link: https://youtu.be/Sd6xF1nCahM

Note: Amanda has provided this link to a report from WDFW for those interested: https://wdfw.wa.gov/sites/default/files/publications/02051/wdfw02051.pdf

April 11th presentation “Who Are You Calling a Bird Brain?” by Dr. Kim Adelson is available at the following link: https://youtu.be/mo12BiPhrEg

February 14th presentation “Birds of the Sonoran Desert” by Chris Williams is available at the following link: https://youtu.be/exrtm6X12mo

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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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