Speaker Series – Plight of our Forest Birds

August 6: Art Martell, Changes in Abundance of Some of our Common Forest Birds”

Join Art Martell, ornithologist and Important Bird Area Caretaker, to learn about the phenomenon of forest bird disappearance.

Presentation begins at 2:00 pm at the Hornby Island Community School. Enter through the Natural History Centre door. Admission by donation ($5 suggested).

Art Martell is retired in the Comox Valley and is the Volunteer Caretaker for the K’omoks Important Bird Area.  He is active in the Comox Valley Birders Group, BC Field Ornithologists, and Bird Studies Canada. Art was a Regional Coordinator for the BC Breeding Bird Atlas and is the author of a number of species accounts in the Atlas of the Breeding Birds of British Columbia. Before retirement, Art worked as a wildlife research scientist and manager with Canadian Wildlife Service and Environment Canada and was the first Canadian National Coordinator for the North American Bird Conservation Initiative.  Art is a keen birder who enjoys birding locally, nationally and internationally.  He has had a seasonal cabin on Hornby Island for 25 years.

This events is part of the Thursday Expert Speakers Series.

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