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Turkey Vultures, California Condors, and the Migration of Raptors Through the Desert, with Kurt Leuschner: Zoom Evening Meeting reminder, Tuesday, 1 June, 7:30 p.m.

June 1, 2021

Santa Monica Bay Audubon Society
is putting on our eighth ZOOM evening meeting.
You’re all invited.

On June 1, 2021 at 7:30 pm, Join the Zoom Presentation by CLICKING HERE

California Condor #606 over Pinnacles, Ca. Photo by Rose Fielding, NPS.gov

A program on Condors and Turkey Vultures. Each Fall and Spring the desert comes alive with migrating birds.  Turkey Vultures are one of the earliest and most interesting of these migrants.  Where are they going and what special habits and traits set Turkey Vultures apart from other migrating raptors?  Are they really raptors or scavengers or both?  Many of the secrets about Turkey Vultures, California Condors, and the migration of birds will be unveiled in this presentation.

Turkey Vulture over Victorville, CA. Photo by Stephen Myers, 19 Jan 2006

Kurt Leuschner is a Professor of Natural Resources at College of the Desert where he teaches courses on Conservation, Entomology, Field Ornithology, Native Plants, and GPS Navigation. Kurt also teaches weekend courses and workshops on birdwatching, insects, GPS, and backyard habitats for UCR Extension, the Desert Institute, the Desert Studies Center, and the Living Desert. His latest research project involves the sound recording of the various subspecies of North American Scrub-Jays.

In 2009 Kurt finished the Palms to Pines Birding and Nature Trail map, a two-year project, which details the ten best birding and hiking locations in and around the Coachella Valley. He gave a program about the map to SMBAS in February, 2010.

Professor Leuschner has a large assortment of videos on the web, free for viewing. Many are available on the Rancho Mirage Library and Observatory website.

His favorite bird is the Pinyon Jay, a bird often seen along the Palms to Pines Highway.

Turkey Vulture (L) & California Condor (R).
Photo by Gavin Emmons, NPS.gov

On June 1, 2021 at 7:30 pm, Join the Zoom Presentation by CLICKING HERE

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Turkey Vulture at Mojave Narrows, CA.
Photo by Stephen Myers, 1 Mar 2008

[Posted by Chuck Almdale]

2 Comments
  1. Lynn Bossone permalink
    June 2, 2021 4:35 pm

    Thank you SMBAS for the interesting program. We treasure your informative programs and of course the blogs.
    Lynn Bossone
    Ulrike Mehler

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  2. Blais, Mike permalink
    June 1, 2021 8:38 pm

    That was fantastic thank you!

    On Tuesday, June 1, 2021, SANTA MONICA BAY AUDUBON SOCIETY BLOG wrote:

    > Chukar posted: ” Santa Monica Bay Audubon Societyis putting on our eighth > ZOOM evening meeting.You’re all invited. On June 1, 2021 at 7:30 pm, Join > the Zoom Presentation by CLICKING HERE California Condor #606 over > Pinnacles, Ca. Photo by Rose Fie” >

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