September 2014 Newsletter is Online
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September Events and Field Trips Are Online
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General Membership Meeting with Ed Swan, The Birds of Vashon Island
This month’s exciting membership meeting! See below for date, time, and NEW location.
From the early settlement period to the present, the Puget Sound region has experienced several waves of change that produced large alterations in the avifauna of the area. Join us as Ed Swan takes a step by step look at those changes to show how habitat is usually the key factor in species populations and what happens to species, using birds as the example, when big change occurs. The program will also focus on how citizen science and action can protect habitat and wildlife.
Ed Swan is author of The Birds of Vashon Island: A Natural History of Habitat Transformation, now in its second edition. His book is based on data from fifteen years of Christmas Bird Counts, a dozen or so years of Breeding Bird Surveys and about 7,000 records from dozens of observers sharing sightings over a decade. The Swan Company promotes the enjoyment and knowledge of birds and wildlife in the Puget Sound area, especially Vashon Island and the greater Puget Sound region.