Events

Gen. Meeting & Program: Studying Allen’s Hummingbirds-One of Catalina’s Native Species

Christopher J. Clark, PhD, biology professor at University of California, Riverside, specializes in hummingbirds. He is part of a research project to increase understanding of the Channel Islands Allen’s Hummingbird.

These tiny birds evolved on the Channel Islands to be slightly larger than their mainland counterparts, and they don’t migrate, which led researchers to question how they survive in the arid Channel Islands climate.

He will also present some of his research on how hummingbirds produce sounds with their wings and tail feathers during courtship displays.

Join us for this interesting free program on Thursday, November 16th, 7:30 p.m. at El Dorado Nature Center, 7550 E. Spring St., Long Beach. Doors open at 7:00pm, program ends at 8:30pm followed by a brief Q&A. Doors close at 9:00pm. Light refreshments will be served. Please bring recyclable cans/plastic bottles (caps removed) to help support chapter activities.  Membership is not required to attend, anyone is welcomed.  Parking is free.