Event: NSAS March Zoom Presentation: Population Dynamics of the Double-crested Cormorant with Mark Rauzon & Meredith Elliott

Date: Thursday March 11, 2021

Time: 7:00 PM

3 Decades of research have provided a great deal of information on a very adaptive species: the Double-crested Cormorant! (NSAS Event)


Double-crested Cormorants (Phalacrocorax auritus) are seabirds known to use urban structures as nesting habitat. The old east span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge and the eastern portion of the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge have hosted the two largest colonies of this species in the region. Come learn what our research for the past three decades tell us about the population dynamics of this resilient species and learn about our efforts to study the Bay Area population of this adaptable, yet maligned, bird.

Mark Rauzon was with the US Fish and Wildlife Service, where he studied sea birds and endangered marine mammals in Hawai’i, Alaska, and California.  He is also an expert in the effects of invasive animals and plants on tropical islands. His latest book Isles of Amnesia details his experiences. http://www.amazon.com/dp/0824846796/ref=pe_825000_114660910_TE_item. Mr. Rauzon is also a research associate with Point Blue and a Geography professor at Laney College in Oakland. 

Meredith Elliott is a Senior Scientist at Point Blue Conservation Science and has worked on a variety of seabird monitoring and diet projects. She supervises the Point Blue marine laboratory where data on marine food webs are collected. She is a program coordinator with the ACCESS Program (www.accessoceans.org), an at-sea monitoring program founded by Point Blue, Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary, and Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary.

NSAS is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Napa Solano Audubon's March Zoom Speaker Series
Time: Mar 11, 2021 07:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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