Special Speaker at October 10 AVA Meeting

Caleb Putnam to Address AuSable Valley Audubon
October 10, at Tawas High School

Caleb  Putnam, the  Michigan Bird Conservation Coordinator for Michigan Audubon Great Lakes and the Michigan Department  of Natural Resources started in  2016, will address the AuSable Valley Audubon on October 10 in the media room at Tawas High School on
Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.

The topic is the Great Lakes Restoration Project, an ambitious program which covers work in eight states bordering the Great Lakes.   This program brings together a diverse array of habitats and conservation threats for hundreds of migratory species.  The Audubon /Great Lakes office is spear heading a new approach to tackling the Great Lakes unique and diverse bird conservation challenges.    Caleb will speak to Audubon’s ongoing work on landbird stopover habit, Coastal Wetland Monitoring and Restoration, Bird Friendly Communities, Wind Energy and Climate Saving Important Bird Areas (IBAs), and Black Tern conservation in the Great Lakes regions, as well as other projects.

Previously as Coordinator of the Michigan IBA Program, Caleb worked with several managing partners in assembling rigorous criteria for designating and achieving an area as an IBA, among those,  Saginaw Bay-Tawas Bay.  Well known as a frequent guide and speaker at the Tawas Point Birding Festival, he has a diverse background in ornithology and wildlife management. The public is welcome to attend.    [There has been some confusion over the location of this meeting—however, it is at the Tawas High School, M-55 Tawas city-media room.]

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