KAS Monthly Program

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

Image of tufted puffin provided by Dr. Peter Hodum

Image of tufted puffin provided by Dr. Peter Hodum

Thursday, October 10th Program:

Of puffins and petrels: Conserving Washington Seabirds - Dr. Peter Hodum

In his fourth appearance at Kitsap Audubon, Dr. Peter Hodum will share stories about his collaborative research on the ecology and conservation status of species such as the Tufted Puffin, Rhinoceros Auklet, Cassin’s Auklet and Leach’s and Fork-tailed stormpetrels. Although Washington is blessed with a rich community of breeding and wintering seabirds, relatively little is known about the ecology and conservation status of many of the species, particularly the burrow-nesters. This relative lack of knowledge extends to iconic species such as the Tufted Puffin, a species recently listed as Endangered by Washington State. Peter is an associate professor in the Biology Department and the Environmental Policy and Decision Making Program at the University of Puget Sound; and the Chile Program Director for Oikonos Ecosystem Knowledge, a conservation nonprofit organization. His research focuses primarily on the conservation and ecology of threatened seabirds and island ecosystems in Chile and Washington State. He also has a strong interest in community-based conservation and in how communities can be more effectively involved in conservation.

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