*NEW* Time: Refreshments at 7:00PM; program at 7:30PM

 

Cost: Free

 

Speaker: Lee Pauser

 

Topic: Seventeen Seasons of Nest Box Monitoring

 

        

Photos (left to right): Lee Pauser, Western Bluebird nestlings, Ash-throated Flycatcher nestlings

 

Description: As a volunteer, Lee Pauser has been building, installing, and monitoring nest boxes (a nest box is an artificial cavity) for seventeen nesting seasons. The presentation includes photos and videos of the eighteen species of cavity nesting birds that have graced his nest boxes. His effort have resulted in almost 12,000 birds fledging of which over 4,800 are Western Bluebirds. The declining numbers of Western Bluebirds were the reason for the formation of the California Bluebird Recovery Program (CBRP).

 
Besides being a member of the CBRP, Lee is also a member of the Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society (SCVAS), and North American Bluebird Society (NABS). Data is collected during the nesting season, and provided to the Cavity Nesters Recovery Program (CNRP), and Cornell Lab of Ornithology's NestWatch Program. The latter makes detailed information available for scientific research.