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Speaker Series: Birds of Concern

March 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Recent Status of Three Central Valley Birds of Conservation Concern: Tricolored Blackbird, Yellow-billed Magpie, and Purple Martins

Guest Speaker: Dan Airola

Dan Airola gives us a closer look at three species of local birds that are of conservation concern: Tricolored Blackbird, Yellow-billed Magpie, and Purple Martin.

Dan Airola is a wildlife biologist who works on research and conservation initiatives focused on endangered bird species and their relationships with urban habitats, boasting a portfolio of over 60 scientific publications. His work spans diverse subjects, including the population status, ecology, and conservation of the Purple Martin and Tricolored Blackbird, the significance of native oaks for migratory and resident birds in urban habitats, Turkey Vulture and Swainson’s Hawk migration, and the impacts of West Nile Virus on bird populations.

Please RSVP below by 6pm the evening prior. Space is limited. Parking and admission are free, but donations are encouraged ($5-$20 per person recommended).  Complete your liability waiver in advance for faster checkin.

SVC’s Environmental Speaker Series at Camp Pollock

Join us for a different topic the second Thursday of the month, February through June. Download the flier here.

  • Feb 8 – Riparian Plant Communities with Louise Jackson
  • Mar 14 – Three Central Valley Birds of Concern with Dan Airola
  • Apr 11 – Bumblebees and Habitat Needs with Jaymee Marty
  • May 9 – Open Space Protection Updates with Steve Schweigerdt
  • Jun 13 – Western Pond Turtle Conservation Update with Dr. Michelle Stevens


March 14
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Camp Pollock
1501 Northgate Blvd
Sacramento, CA 95815 United States
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