*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.