Sandhill Cranes of Oregon with Gary Ivey
|When: Sep 13, 2011 from 07:00 pm to 09:00 pm|
September Nature Night
Have you been enchanted by the chortles of flocks of Sandhill Cranes wheeling over Sauvie Island and wanted to learn more about these special visitors? Come hear crane biologist Gary Ivey speak about the three populations of Sandhill Cranes which breed, stage and winter in Oregon, with emphasis on the birds at Sauvie Island. Gary will talk about the natural history, communication, breeding, migration, and habitat management of these graceful birds. They dance, flirt, and mate for life (as long as the mate is a good parent!).
Gary Ivey of Bend, OR, has been working with Sandhill Cranes in the Pacific Flyway for over 30 years, including the population that visits Sauvie Island every year. He is currently the Western Crane Conservation Manager for the International Crane Foundation and is also a PhD candidate at Oregon State University. Gary served as a biologist at several western National Wildlife Refuges for 18 years (including 15 years at Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, a key Sandhill Crane site in Oregon). His PhD project is a study of wintering ecology of Sandhill Cranes in California. Gary’s years of experience working with wetlands, waterfowl, and waterbird management and conservation planning give him a unique perspective on the conservation challenges facing the Sandhill Crane population.
Please join us for this fun, educational and thought-provoking presentation. We welcome all “Craniacs” as well as those unfamiliar with cranes!
Nature Night is free and open to the public. Location: Heron Hall, Audubon House, 5151 NW Cornell Rd, Portland, OR 97210