February, March and April, 2016

Time: 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. | Location: Audubon Center at Debs Park


February 10th Program Presentation at Debs Park

THE RECOVERY OF THE KIWIKIU (Maui Parrotbill; Pseuonestor xanthophrys)

Presented by: Dr. Hanna Mounce 

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The conservation and recovery of endangered forest birds is Hanna Mounce's passion. She came to Hawaii in 2006 and joined Maui Forest Bird Recovery Project as a temporary research technician.

Hanna is the Coordinator of Maui Forest Bird Recovery Project and the Executive Director of Na Manu Koa Conservation on Maui. Hanna oversees the day to day operations of these projects and coordinates and implements research and management programs to save Hawaiian forest birds from extinction.


March 9th Program Presentation at Debs Park

CALIFORNIA BIRDS: ANNOTATED IN HAIKU

Presented by Kimball Garrett

Northern Mockingbird with haiku

Annas Hummingbird with Haiku photo by Kimball Garrett

Combine a tolerably competent birder and a lousy poet and you'll get this month's quirky take on birds and birding in California. You'll hear selections from the speaker's work (unpublished, fortunately) on California's birds accompanied by his observations on bird and birder behavior that inspired the book's haiku. Those unable to tolerate bad puns or allergic to alliteration and other insults to the English language might consider staying away. Lots of bird images will be shown to take your minds off the “poetry.”


April 13th Program Presentation at Debs Park

FACE TO FACE: THE MAMMALS AND BIRDS OF SOUTHERN AFRICA

Presented by Tom Stephenson

Southern Africa photo collage by Tom Stephenson

Southern Africa is home to a huge range of stunning and unique birds and mammals. It’s one of a few places on earth where you can be surrounded by a herds of wild animals and feel like you’re at the beginning of time.


DIRECTIONS TO DEBS PARK

Audubon Center at Debs Park
4700 North Griffin Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90031
Phone: 323-221-2255

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