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San-Cap Audubon to present 'From Maine to Florida; My Journey with Seabirds'

February 27, 2019
Island Reporter, Captiva Current, Sanibel-Captiva Islander

The Sanibel-Captiva Audubon Society will host Audubon Florida's Shorebird Monitoring and Stewardship Program Manager Adam DiNuovo for a presentation, "From Maine to Florida; My Journey with Seabirds," on Feb. 28 at 7:30 p.m. at The Community House, at 2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel.

He will discuss his unique experiences conducting seabird research, from Atlantic puffins in Maine to black skimmers in southwest Florida. Using his wealth of knowledge and experience, DiNuovo will enlighten attendees on the lifestyles and perils facing many of North America's shore and seabirds.

He has been the Shorebird Monitoring and Stewardship Program manager for Audubon Florida since 2015. In prior positions over the past 17 years, DiNuovo has worked on seabird and shorebird research projects from coast to coast. They have included American oystercatchers in South Carolina, Atlantic puffins and Arctic terns in Maine and the affects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on piping plovers in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Prior to his arrival in Florida, he was the research coordinator for the California Least Tern and Western Snowy Plover Program at the San Diego Zoo's Global Institute for Conservation Research and the sanctuary manager for National Audubon's Project Puffin in Maine.

This is the ninth and final Sanibel-Captiva Audubon lecture to be held this season. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and parking is available at The Community House, as well as at BIG ARTS Strauss Theater.

A $10 donation per attendee is appreciated, with the proceeds after costs being used to promote conservation on Sanibel and in Florida.

For information, call Bill Jacobson at 239-395-1878 or visit www.san-capaudubon.org.

 
 

 

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