Kitsap Audubon meets on the second Thursday from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. in the Poulsbo Library Community Room, 700 NE Lincoln Rd., Poulsbo WA 98370. For information, contact Gene Bullock at genebullock@comcast.net

 Osprey photograph by Jay Wiggs

Osprey photograph by Jay Wiggs

 
 
 

November 8, 2018: How Salmon Recovery Helps Birds- Paul Dorn, Salmon Research Scientist (retired)

Kitsap Audubon meets on the second Thursdayfrom 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. in the Poulsbo Library Community Room, 700 NE Lincoln Rd., Poulsbo WA 98370. For information, contact Gene Bullock at genebullock@comcast.net

All things are connected when it comes to habitat. The terrestrial environment essential for healthy salmon stream habitat is home to many species of birds, other vertebrates, invertebrates, and plants. Birds help distribute returning adult salmon nutrients around our watersheds to support healthy forests.

Paul has worked in salmon research and salmon recovery since 1969, studying high seas migration patterns in Alaska, spawning density success at the UW’s Big Beef Creek Research Station on Hood Canal, and 40 years with the Suquamish Tribe working to restore Kitsap natural salmon populations.

In retirement, Paul works with Trout Unlimited volunteers documenting Grover’s Creek and Curley Creek out-migration populations and the Friends of Miller Bay protecting terrestrial and estuarine habitat.

Preview of Future Programs:

December 13th - Connie Sidles:    Latest info on bird migration: How it works, how it might have evolved, how it might change with climate change

January 10th - Dan Streiffert: Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

February 14th -  Janine Schutt: bird friendly backyard gardening

March 14th - Tim Boyer:  Shorebird Migration