Program: Seabird Monitoring in the Channel Islands

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Date & Time

Wed, Sep 28 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Address (map)

2559 Puesta del Sol, Santa Barbara, CA 93105

Venue (website)

S.B. Museum of Natural History

California Institute of Environmental Studies (CIES) works with the National Park Service and other cooperators to restore native habitat and monitor seabird species on the Channel Islands. Jim will discuss some of the interesting trends and highlights from the seabird monitoring work we have done over the last several years, from the majestic Western Gulls of Anacapa to the secretive Ashy Storm-petrels nesting in the cliffs and sea caves at Santa Cruz and Santa Barbara Islands.

Jim Howard is the lead seabird biologist for CIES on the Channel Islands National Park seabird projects. He has worked in and on the Channel Islands since 2007 when he first began working on Santa Rosa Island as an island fox biological technician for the Park Service and has worked on the CIES seabird projects since 2012. Since his very first trip to Orizaba Rock to help set up an audio attraction system for the ashy storm-petrels, he has enjoyed the challenge and variety of working with seabirds. He’ll never admit to liking the murrelets most.

For the Fall of 2022,  we are planning on resuming live programs. Please check back here for any last minute updates necessitated by COVID-19  change in status.

Doors open at 7:00 pm

Sponsored By Santa Barbara Audubon Society

Special thank you to Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History for their support

All photos by Jim Howard


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