Member Meeting and “Trash to Treasure: Rust Belt Riders Composting Program” Speaker Series October 5, 2021
What a story ... Rust Belt Riders creating wonderful soil products from composted waste from homes and businesses! This Cleveland-based company started as a humble project collecting compostable material via bicycle, but has since grown and produces tons of beautiful soil products.
Member Meeting and “Teaching the Scientific Process: Linking Hypotheses to Data Using Migratory Birds” Speaker Series September 7, 2021
In this interactive workshop, participants hypothesize about the cause of avian migration and gather data about bird bill morphology, diet, and migratory tendencies. In the end, participants discuss and have questions answered about their data and revisit their hypotheses.
Late summer into autumn is a time when some birds are finishing up nesting and many birds are molting. Did you know that you may be breaking a federal law by disturbing nesting birds or possessing a feather or egg collection?
Member Meeting and Speaker Program 'Inclusive Engagement for Everyone 2020+' Speaker Series July 2021 Recording
WCAS Member Meeting and Speaker Series, Tuesday, July 6, 2021 begins with an expert update and assessment on regional bird disease, leaders present project, program, and fundraising updates. Speaker, Tammi Fierro-Zeis, Audubon Washington and Audubon Miami Valley, presents on “Inclusive Engagement for Everyone 2020+: Encouraging Inclusive Activism and Environmental Engagement in a Virtual World”. Programs are open to the public. Donations are appreciated.
Member Meeting and Speaker Program, 'A Bilingual Education Program Conserves Little Terns (Sternula albifrons) in Okinawa, Japan' with Kaori Sunagawa, Assistant Professor, Okinawa International University June 2021 Recording
Take the opening bird quiz, learn about chapter updates, and sit back for a fascinating presentation about Japan's Little Tern (Sternula albifrons) listed as endangered due to population declines and habitat loss. The colony in the Awase Tidal Flat is the biggest in Okinawa, but due to dredging and a reclamation project, fewer birds are using it. New approaches to bilingual conservation education can help.
Member Meeting and 'A Bilingual Education Program Conserves Little Terns (Sternula albifrons) in Okinawa, Japan' Speaker Series June 1, 2021
Japan lists the Little Tern (Sternula albifrons) as endangered due to population declines and habitat loss. Their colony in the Awase Tidal Flat is the biggest in Okinawa, but due to dredging and a reclamation project, the main sandbar on which they nest has eroded and fewer birds are using it. New approaches to conservation education can help.
Member Meeting and Speaker Program, 'The Central Ohio Owl Project' with Blake Mathys, Ohio Dominican University May 2021 Recording
WCAS Board, project leaders, and members provide updates on member programs and services to advance the Audubon mission and invite community participation. Blake Mathys, Ohio Dominican University, presents an overview of “The Central Ohio Owl Project”, research insights, and how people can get involved.
Gaining a better understanding of Ohio’s owls is a goal of Ohio Dominican University ornithologist Blake Mathys. Last fall he launched the Central Ohio Owl Project, but his research actually extends beyond the title, as Mathys will accept owl reports from anywhere in the state.
Examine the lives of young birds, survivorship rates and survival strategies.
Member Meeting and Speaker Program, 'What Is That Bird Doing?: Feeding Behavior', with Nancy Howell and Bill Deininger March 2021 Recording
Member Meeting and Speaker Program, 'What Is That Bird Doing?: Feeding Behavior', with Nancy Howell and Bill Deininger March 2021 Recording.
Through the wonderful videos taken by Bill Deininger, we will view many species of birds while feeding, discuss what they are feeding upon, adaptations for feeding, and how using these behaviors can help with bird identification.
Member Meeting and Speaker Program 'Robots, Drones and the Science of Studying Prairie-Chickens' with Dr. Jackie Augustine, Audubon of Kansas , February 2021 Recording
Member Meeting and Speaker Dr. Jackie Augustine, Executive Director, Audubon of Kansas, a behavioral ecologist who studies the mating behaviors of wild birds.
Member Meeting and Speaker Program 'Bird Migration: Linking Habitats Between Two Continents' with John Hannon, BirdLife International, US Representative, January 2021 Recording
Recording of the January 2021 WCAS Member Meeting and Speaker, John Hannon, BirdLife International, US Representative reviews the current state of bird conservation across the globe and how the BirdLife Partnership, which includes Audubon, is working throughout the Americas to combine community development with conservation, protecting the habitats of birds, and bringing awareness of the need for healthy ecosystems.
Member Meeting and Speaker Program 'Lichens: An Overlooked Organism' with Tomas Curtis, Kent State University, December 2020 Recording
Member Meeting and Speaker Program 'Bird and Moon: Comics With a Naturalist’s Knowledge' with Rosemary Mosco, October 2020 Recording
WCAS Member Meeting and Corey Ringle for Richfield Heritage Preserve, Summer Speaker Series, August 4, 2020
Watch the WCAS Member Meeting and Corey Ringle for Richfield Heritage Preserve, Summer Speaker Series, August 4, 2020.
WCAS Member Meeting and Isaac Robb, Western Reserve Land Conservancy, Summer Speaker Series, July 7, 2020
WATCH WCAS Member Meeting and Isaac Robb, Western Reserve Land Conservancy, Summer Speaker Series, July 7, 2020.
UK celebrity birder David Lindo, aka 'The Urban Birder', shares the magic and thrills of urban birding and tips for birding during global pandemics. The Basics of Urban Birding session is for beginners and people who are curious about the birds they see around them but can’t recognize.
Ever wonder how to attract more birds to your home without buying bird seed? Audubon’s Michael Goldman will explain how to do just that. By planting native plants in your yard you too can have a whole menagerie full of birds.
Publishing news, announcements and reports.
ENTER Bird-of-the-Month Photo Contest August 2021: Red-winged Blackbird
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