CROW Speaker Series Continues With Tracking Shorebirds Through Banding

provided to The Santiva Chronicle

Audrey Albrecht, SCCF Shorebird Biologist and Coastal Wildlife Manager

The Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife weekly Speaker Series continues Tuesday, March 15 with “Tracking Shorebirds Through Banding” presented by Audrey Albrecht, Shorebird Biologist and Coastal Wildlife Manager at Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation.

During this talk, you will learn about the history of bird banding and some of the methods involved in safely trapping and marking birds. Additionally, Audrey will discuss the interesting life histories of the shorebird species commonly seen with bands around Sanibel and Captiva. Also learn how you can help contribute to this research as a citizen scientist by re-sighting and reporting banded birds.

Albrecht is originally from Connecticut. She graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Wildlife Conservation Biology and Management from the University of Rhode Island. She has worked with shorebirds for the last 13 years in various states for several agencies including U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services, Audubon, The Nature Conservancy, and USGS.

Speaker Series programs begin at 4:15 p.m. and are approximately one hour in length. This talk will be presented in person at CROW’s Visitor Education Center and will also be offered virtually over Zoom so advanced registration is required. Admission per person or device is $10 plus applicable taxes and fees. To reserve your spot, visit the CROW website or call CROW’s Visitor Education Center at 239-472-3644 ext.#222.

CROW’s 2022 Speaker Series features weekly programs, offered January through April, hosting professionals from across Southwest Florida who engage, educate and entertain participants with information about local conservation initiatives. For a full schedule of presentations and topics in the series, visit the CROW website.

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