Date: 10/19/18 9:00 am
From: Pam Piombino <piombino.pam...>
Subject: [cobirds] Program: Tuesday, October 23, Amber Carver, Prairie Ground-Nesting Birds
When: Tuesday 23 October 2018. Socializing begins as 7:00 PM with the
presentation starting at 7:15 PM.

Where: Unitarian Universalist Church of Boulder, 5001 Pennsylvania Avenue,
off 55th St. between Arapahoe and Baseline.

We will start the evening with a short update presented by *Dana Bove*,
illustrating his group’s research on nesting *Bald and Golden Eagles* in
the Front Range.

Immediately thereafter, Amber Carver will present:

Grazing Regimes and Ground Nesting Birds

Amber Carver <https://clas.ucdenver.edu/integrative-biology/amber-carver>
has been monitoring and documenting how McCown’s Longspurs, Lark Buntings,
Brewer's Sparrows, Horned Larks as well as other grassland ground nesters,
and how they respond to different grazing regimes on the shortgrass prairie
in Northeastern Colorado. There has been an estimated 40% decline in the
density of prairie birds over the last 40 years. Some of this precipitous
and unsustainable decrease is attributed to cattle grazing. Amber's
ambitious project is teasing out where the problems might lie and how to
address them.

Amber has a background in field ornithology, and her interests include
research, conservation, and science communication. Currently in the PhD
program at University of Colorado Denver, Amber obtained a BS/BA from The
Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington and a Master’s at UCD.
Amber’s goal is to become a research wildlife biologist and professor,
working to improve our understanding of avian biology and to increase
scientific literacy.
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