Although historically very abundant along the coasts of North America, the Surf Scoter was until recently a species we knew surprisingly little about. This talk will focus on recent findings, including satellite tracking of their movements, as well as their dependence on other marine species including eelgrass, herring, and gray whales. Like many marine animals and plants, numbers of Surf Scoters have declined dramatically. Accordingly, this talk will also review threats to Surf Scoters and other marine birds.
- From Herring to Gray Whales: One Bird’s Partnerships in a Changing Sea (Thu, Apr 2)
- Capilano Pacific Trail / Capilano River Regional Park (Difficulty Rating B5) (Fri, Apr 3)
- Iona Island Spring Birding Trip # 01 (Sat, Apr 4)
- Derby Reach hike (Difficulty rating B6) (Sun, Apr 5)
- Marine Mammals of BC (Thu, Apr 9)