Join us on Tuesday, March 5 to hear about the “SPRING WARBLER ROUND-UP” by Dr. Peter Merritt, Ph. D. Ramp up your knowledge of warblers as warblers ramp up during spring migration. This fast paced presentation features original high definition video of all species of warblers that breed in eastern North America. Learn to distinguish species based on behaviors, plumages, and songs. The presentation also includes split screen video comparisons of similar species. This will be the first high definition program to appear at Audubon Society of the Everglades!
Peter Merritt received a Ph.D. from the University of Miami where his research focused on the singing behaviors of the Northern Mockingbird. He has served as President and Treasurer of the Florida Ornithological Society and Editor of the Florida Field Naturalist. He is the Executive Producer of the Video Guide to identifying Florida Birds, and the children’s video Everybody Loves Birds. Peter is the Assistant Director at Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council, where he has worked since 1986. The TCRPC is a not-for-profit organization created by and for local governments to provide planning and technical assistance services and assist in carrying out Florida’s growth management programs. It was established in 1976 through an interlocal agreement between Indian River, St. Lucie, Martin and Palm Beach counties. Membership includes all four counties and 50 municipalities. Peter’s areas of expertise include endangered and threatened species, wetland and upland natural communities, evaluation of natural resources, design of greenways and preserve areas, ecosystem management, climate change and energy planning. He is the council’s representative on the Loxahatchee River Management Coordinating Council.
The meeting is free and open to the public – join us at Pine Jog Environmental Education Center, rooms 101 and 102,6301 W. Summit Blvd., in West Palm Beach. The meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. Refreshments are served beforehand, so come at 7:00!
ALSO AT THE March 5 MEETING: Bird of the Month: “Cedar Waxwing”. Come learn from Clive Pinnock about this bird.