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Beach Nesting Birds: The Birds of Summer

Event Type: Natural History Program
Age Group(s): Adult
Date: 7/13/2017
Start Time: 6:00 PM
End Time: 7:00 PM
Description:
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Join CWFNJ Biologist Todd Pover as he discusses New Jersey's elusive endangered beach nesting birds, Piping Plover, Least Tern, Black Skimmer, and American Oystercatcher. Although they share the same beach habitat to nest and raise their chicks, each species has its own unique behaviors and life cycle. Against all odds, these birds struggle to survive on some of the most heavily visited beaches on the East Coast - learn what CWFNJ and its partners are doing to protect them and recover their populations.

A Cape May County resident, Todd Pover is the Beach Nesting Bird Project Manager for the Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey. In this capacity he oversees monitoring, management, and research for beach nesting birds for the entire state. This is his 23rd year working with this fascinating group of birds here in New Jersey, and more recently he has also begun studying piping plovers on their wintering grounds in the Bahamas.

Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey (CWF) is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to the protection and preservation of New Jersey’s endangered and threatened wildlife and the habitats they depend on. We carry out our mission by researching and managing rare animal species, restoring habitat, educating New Jersey’s residents, and engaging volunteers in our conservation projects.
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Library: Upper Cape Library
Location: Upper Cape Library Program Room
Presenter: Conserve Wildlife Foundation