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How to keep cavity-nesting birds from dying in the pit toilets in our parks

April 26, 2019

Here’s an important message from long-time member of SMBAS, Jeri Edwards.
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(Northern Pygmy Owl, photo taken in Los Padres National Forest, by Jeri Edwards)

Then please join me (Jeri Edwards) in participating in my GoFundMe campaign to save cavity-nesting birds nesters from a horrible death in the Los Padres National Forest (LPNF). All funds received through this GoFundMe campaign go directly to the Los Padres Poo-Poo Project and bypass me. I’m just spearheading this project. The funds will be used to purchase and place screens (see photo below) on the tops of vault toilet vent pipes in Los Padres National Forest.

13 screens needed for the Mt. Pinos, Ojai and Santa Barbara districts will cost under $550.  44 screens for all the LPNF campgrounds which include the Santa Lucia and Monterey districts will cost under $1800.

This solid beastie from the Teton Raptor Project keeps any and all birds out of the pit toilet rooftop vents.

Alternatively, if you make a personal donation or donate from a charitable trust directly to the Teton Raptor Center and earmark it for the LPNF Poo-Poo Project it will go directly to this effort. The Teton Raptor Center is a non-profit organization advancing raptor conservation through education, research, and rehabilitation.

Many thanks to all for your interest and for your donations.

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