BIRDS AND CLI­MATE CHANGE

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Join mem­bers of the Red­wood Re­gion Audubon So­ci­ety on­line July 10 at 7 p.m. for a Zoom pre­sen­ta­tion ti­tled “Breed­ing Birds and Cli­mate in South­ern Cal­i­for­nia: 1968-2013.” The pre­sen­ter is Frank Fog­a­rty, who says it is of­ten as­sumed that cli­mate change will neg­a­tively af­fect many or­gan­isms in arid re­gions as they be­come warmer and drier. In re­al­ity, he said, these re­sponses likely will vary among species and pop­u­la­tions. Fog­a­rty, a doc­toral can­di­date at Univer­sity of Cal­i­for­nia, Davis, and lec­turer at Hum­boldt State Univer­sity, will present his re­cently pub­lished work on the ef­fects of long-term vari­a­tion in both tem­per­a­ture and pre­cip­i­ta­tion in South­ern Cal­i­for­nia on the abun­dance of 41 breed­ing bird species. Visit http://rras.org/home.aspx to ob­tain the link for the Zoom pre­sen­ta­tion. Pic­tured is a log­ger­head shrike, a species of bird that ap­pears to be sig­nif­i­cantly im­pacted by cli­mate vari­a­tion in South­ern Cal­i­for­nia.

FRANK FOG­A­RTY PHOTO

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