Date: 7/11/19 3:05 pm From: Patrice Domeischel <fourharborsheron...> Subject: [nysbirds-l] This Saturday, July 13, 2019 - OSPREYS 2019: THE REVIVAL OF A GLOBAL RAPTOR
Join Four Harbors Audubon Society and Avalon Park and Preserve for a summer lecture presented by Alan F. Poole, author of two books on Ospreys, the most recent: Ospreys: Revival of a Global Raptor, released in March of this year.
The past 50 years have seen an extraordinary resurgence in Osprey numbers globally -- from New England to Scotland and from Finland to New South Wales, Australia. This good-news story has been triggered not just by cleaner waters and less contaminated fish, but also by greening cultures -- dedicated groups of people who have built and protected safe nest sites for Ospreys and who have brought the species back to regions where it was missing for decades. Alan Poole, who has been studying Ospreys for over 35 years, will lead us through this story with dazzling looks at some of the places where Ospreys are found, as well as introducing us to some of the colorful characters who have helped make this Osprey revival possible. Part travelogue, part biography, part scientific detective story: this talk will bring us up-to-date on the current state of one of our best-loved birds of prey.
Free and open to all. Reservations required. Email: <fourharborsheron...>
Presentation will take place on Saturday, July 13, 2019, at 6:30 p.m., in the Avalon Park and Preserve Barn, located on Shep Jones Lane, Stony Brook, NY 11790.
Directions: From LIE or Sunrise Highway: take the Nicolls Road north exit to end (25A). Turn left (west) onto Route 25A. Continue 1.5 miles to County Road 68/Main Street and turn right. Continue for approximately .3 miles. Turn left onto Harbor Road. Continue for approximately .4 miles. Turn left onto Shep Jones Lane. Continue approximately .2 miles on dirt road. Barn is on left.