SanCap Audubon Announces 2021 Webinar Lecture Series

provided to The Santiva Chronicle

Kingfisher photographed by Rick Bunting, who will be the presenter on Feb. 18

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, San-Cap Audubon’s iconic lecture programs historically presented live for decades at the Sanibel Community House will be presented as a series of Zoom Webinars at 7 p.m. Thursdays in January and February 2021.

Dr, Jerry Jackson, local wildlife expert and host of WGCU’s radio show, “With the Wild Things”, will kick off the series with a presentation focused on bird behavior. This year’s line-up also includes San-Cap Audubon lecture favorite Rick Bunting and a special joint presentation with The International Osprey Foundation by Dr. Alan Poole, noted Osprey expert and author.

To Join a webinar, on the scheduled date go to the Programs section of the San-Cap Audubon website and click on “JOIN” in the description for the specific desired webinar at or slightly before 7 p.m. or during the program. Program length will vary but is expected to be approximately one hour.

There is no charge to join the webinars. However, as the normal source of San-Cap Audubon lecture support was the $10 suggested attendee entrance donation for the live presentations at the Sanibel Community House, it is suggested that webinar attendees donate directly by mail to the address on the web site home page or via PayPal to: All donations will be much appreciated and after costs are used to promote conservation on Sanibel, Captiva and in Florida

7:00 PM Start Time – Waiting Room 6:50 PM

Bald Eagle photographed by Rick Bunting, the presenter on Feb. 18

January 7, 2021 – Dr. Jerry Jackson, of FGCU and host of WGCU’s public radio show, “With the Wild Things”, – Subject – Bird Behavior.

January 14, 2021 – Florida Bay’s Pink Wading Birds – Dr. Jerry Lorenz, State Director of Research, Audubon Florida, Everglades Science Center, presents some of his 30 years of scientific findings regarding both Roseate Spoonbills and Flamingos.

January 21, 2021 – Cheryl Black, Project Coordinator for the Cape Coral Friends of Wildlife – Subject: Burrowing Owls.

January 28, 2021 – Captiva’s Falconer, Mike Sawicki. – Subject: Falconry.

February 4, 2021 – Dr. Lisa Korte, Director, Audubon Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary – Subject: Corkscrew Sanctuary.

February 11, 2021 – Peter Hawrylyshyn, World birder and photographer – Subject: Birds of Peru.

February 18, 2021 – San-Cap Audubon favorite, Rick Bunting, – Subject: TBD.

February 25, 2021 – OSPREYS 2021 – The Revival of a Global Raptor, Joint webinar with The International Osprey Foundation. Dr. Alan F. Poole, author of Ospreys: The Revival of a Global Raptor, will bring us up to date on one our best-loved birds of prey using part travelogue, part biography and part scientific detective story.

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