BIRDS AND CLIMATE CHANGE
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.