The Washington Ornithological Society is delighted to invite you to travel to Midway Atoll in the company of J.D. Bergeron to witness how volunteers conduct a census of albatrosses found there.
Bergeron is the Executive Director of International Bird Rescue located in Fairfield, CA.
Midway Atoll is the site of the world’s largest albatross nesting colony, over two million birds! Numerous other globally important species such as the federally endangered Hawaiian monk seal and Laysan duck are protected on these atolls, too. Bergeron participated in the 2019 annual nesting albatross census on Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge. The work conducted by the nesting albatross census team, or “Bird Counters” on Midway Atoll provides vital information to researchers, managers, conservation groups and the global community interested in preserving and protecting oceanic seabirds and their nesting habitats.
(The organization Bergeron heads, the International Bird Rescue, researches best practices at its crisis response hospitals in California and Alaska and shares them worldwide. You can learn more at www.birdrescue.org.)
THIS PROGRAM WILL NOT BE RECORDED OR AVAILABLE AT THE WOS YOUTUBE CHANNEL LATER SO PLEASE JOIN US ON APRIL 3.
The meeting will be conducted via Zoom. Please go to http://wos.org/about-wos/monthly-meetings/ for instructions on participation and to get the Zoom link. Sign-in will begin at 7:15 pm.
WOS invites everyone in the wider birding community to attend.
If you are not yet a member, please consider becoming one at http://wos.org/about-wos/membership/.