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