Terry Sprague will portray the Fall and Rise of the Bald Eagle – a success story in Prince Edward County. The bald eagle disappeared from this county in the 1950s. Now, the species has returned for winter feeding. Find out what contributed to the eagle’s disappearance, where they nested historically, and what’s being done to encourage the bald eagle to once again return as a nesting species to this area. Terry Sprague is a well-known naturalist and author. For many years, he was the outdoor events coordinator and naturalist at Quinte Conservation and NatureStuff Tours.
This is part of the fifth Winter Speaker Series talk on March 9. The other two speakers are Jody Allair from Bird Studies Canada  and Peter Fuller. Jody Allair will give a presentation on Canada’s birds, the threats to their conservation and a discussion on the ways you can make a difference for birds. As Biologist and Science Educator for Bird Studies Canada (BSC) since 2006, Jody conducts educational and outreach activities in addition to his research and fieldwork. He coordinates BSC’s Bird Science and Environmental Education Program, and the Southern Ontario Forest Birds at Risk Program. Peter Fuller will tell the local story of the Prince Edward Point Bird Observatory. Peter will describe the efforts of the Observatory during migration time and feature the local volunteers who monitor bird populations along the South Shore Important Bird and Biodiversity Area. He will demonstrate opportunities for community members to go birding or participate in research as citizen scientists. Peter Fuller is the president of the Observatory and he organizes volunteers for bird monitoring programs.
Flock to The Birds! on Thursday, March 9 from 7 to 9 pm. Note the change in venue to Gerry Masterson Community Hall (Thurlow Hall), 516 Harmony Rd. in Belleville. An entrance fee of $5.00 per person (or a donation) will help cover costs; children are free. For more information, contact Matt Caruana at 613-391-9034 or infohastingsstewardship.ca.  Or visit hastingsstewardship.ca.


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