From Napa-Solano Audubon Society

Event: Program - Visualizing Bird Populations with the Audubon Conservation Tracker

Event: Program - Visualizing Bird Populations with the Audubon Conservation Tracker

Date: Tuesday November 13, 2018

Time: 7:00 PM

Join us for our monthly program at the Florence Douglas Center at 333 Amador Street in Vallejo at 7 p.m. This program is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided. (NSAS Event)


Birds are experiencing a variety of threats, and to identify and reduce these threats and conserve bird populations requires a knowledge of population trends over long time scales across North America. Audubon is committed to measuring the impact of our conservation actions through peer-review quality metrics, and by creating a tracking system that holds us accountable to our board and members. Community science efforts such as the Christmas Bird Counts (CBC) are helping us understand and predict how birds respond to climate and land cover change, giving us the information needed to take actions that conserve bird diversity for generations to come.

Geographer Gregg Verutes will share an interactive report for the Black Oystercatcher in coastal California to demonstrate how we are tracking conservation successes, failures, and funding opportunities. He will also demo a new CBC trends map viewer with a focus on changing populations of robins, sparrows, and other common birds that Napa-Solano Audubon Society finds in large numbers. Numbers found on CBCs could well reflect the productivity of species during the breeding season.

Gregg Verutes is a Data Visualization Specialist with the National Audubon Society. Hes currently building National Audubon Society's data visualization and reporting systems to communicate sustainability science through storytelling, serious games, and interactive visualization.

submitted on August 14, 2018, at 06:25 PM PST

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