El Dorado Audubon begins its 2016-2017 season with a presentation by Sea & Sage Conservation on the status of the endangered California Least Tern and the threatened Western Snowy Plover. This is timely considering the tenuous situation of Steam Shovel Slough, a speck of habitat for the endangered California Least Terns. For 3 years Susan and Cheryl have been working as volunteers on the Snowy Plover Survey Project. And, for 10 years they have been involved as volunteers in the monitoring of the Huntington State Beach Least Tern Colony at the mouth of the Santa Ana River, which Cheryl is the coordinator. Susan and Cheryl are dynamic speakers who will give us the latest efforts for protecting these diminutive shorebirds, which are high priority for Audubon. Parking is free, light refreshments; Nature Center is being renovated, entrance may not be through the gate and over the bridge but through the side gate from the road to the right.
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