Wednesday, April 11th is the next installment in our 2018 Science Pub series hosted by The Linda Loring Nature Foundation (LLNF). Karen Beattie, Science & Stewardship Department Manager at the Nantucket Conservation Foundation, will give a talk entitled "Natural History and Range-wide Movement Patterns of Breeding American Oystercatchers on Nantucket".
American Oystercatchers have been slowly expanding their range northward due to increased protection afforded by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act in 1918, with the first 20th century breeding in Massachusetts recorded in 1955. Karen will discuss the natural history of this now common charismatic shorebird, the importance of Nantucket as a breeding site and what we have learned about the range-wide movement patterns of Nantucket’s birds from a long-term color banding and re-sight program undertaken by researchers affiliated with the American Oystercatcher Working Group.
Science Pub is held upstairs at Island Kitchen in their new upstairs lounge. Pub food and drink available for purchase. Free admission. Call (508)325-0873 for questions or more info.
This event was made possible by the generous support of the Nantucket Community Foundation and the ReMain Nantucket Fund.