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Dancing Grebes & Ventriloquist Owls | SF

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Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 6:30 pm | Cost: $5*
*$5 donation requested for non-members; free for members

First Unitarian Universalist Church and Center | 1187 Franklin St., San Francisco, CA

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Bay Area Science Events

This event is curated by the Bay Area Science Festival as part of their year-round calendar of science events.

The festival takes place each fall with 10 days of science and technology lectures, games, exhibits, workshops and hands-on activities all over the Bay Area. 

> Find tons more Bay Area science events at bayareascience.org

Thursday, February 2, 2017
Bay Area Science Events

Plumas Audubon, in partnership with other Northern California chapters and Audubon California, has been working to conserve grebes and owls. Clark’s and Western Grebes are colonial water birds that nest on floating mounds of vegetation and have elaborate courtship rituals including a “rushing” display where pairs dance across the water together.

For the last seven years, Plumas Audubon has determined how water level management affects breeding grebes on three reservoirs, which comprise a significant proportion of grebes that breed in California. Meanwhile, the ventriloquist Flammulated Owl is a secretive, neotropical migrant that eats only insects and nests in tree cavities. For the last five years, Plumas Audubon has studied migration and the effect of forest management on this owl around Lake Davis, the largest known population in the Sierra Nevada.

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Cost: $5*
*$5 donation requested for non-members; free for members
Categories: Geek Event, Lectures & Workshops
Address: 1187 Franklin St., San Francisco, CA