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General Membership Meeting: Loons of the Salish Sea
February 28, 2017 at 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
General Membership Meeting
with Steve and Martha Ellis
Loons of the Salish Sea
Up to a thousand red-throated loons gather each year at Deception Pass. Where do they and the other loon species that grace the Salish Sea come from? What’s so special about loons? This program will answer these and other loon questions. The talk will feature the special adaptations that allow loons to be so successful at pursuing fish, and will give tips on identifying each species. There will be discussion on where and when to view each of these charismatic species, but the focus will be on how loons go about fishing for a living. The program concludes with a short segment on the long history of human and loon interaction. Come and hear the haunting calls of the loons that make them so compelling.
Steve and Martha Ellis are long-time residents of Coupeville and have been giving talks on a wide variety of natural history topics for over 25 years. Steve is currently the Vice President of Whidbey Audubon Society (WAS) and lived among loons in Alaska for 24 years. Martha is a former WAS board member and belongs to the Washington Native Plant Society.
Always on the 4th Tuesday of the month:
February 28th, 7pm
Whatcom Museum Rotunda Room
free & open to the public!