Jan
21

Peregrine Falcon Presentation

When
January 21, 2016 - 7:00 PM
Where
Public Meeting Room of Central Lincoln PUD
2129 North Coast Highway
Newport, OR

Photo of Peregrine Falcon chick.
Peregrine Falcon chick. Photo by Wayne Hoffman.
The peregrine falcons that inhabit Yaquina Head will be the topic at the next meeting of the Yaquina Birders & Naturalists.  Open to all, the event takes place at 7 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 21, at the Public Meeting Room of Central Lincoln PUD (2129 North Coast Highway) in Newport. 

Speaker Wayne Hoffman will discuss the peregrine nesting cycle, their history of nesting at Yaquina Head, identification of their prey, Wayne's approach to recognizing individual peregrines, and an accounting of the 2015 “soap opera” of peregrine nesting at Yaquina Head. 

Wayne Hoffman is a native Oregonian.  He earned his master’s degree in zoology from Oregon State University, then earned a PhD in Biology from the University of South Florida.  After postdoctoral study with the Kansas Biological Survey, he worked for the National Audubon Society until 1998, when he returned to Oregon.  His education and work experience to this point was in ecology with a focus on birds; much of this work was with fish-eating birds, and required quite a bit of understanding of fish population dynamics.  For the past 17 years, he has worked for the MidCoast Watersheds Council, where he concentrates on restoration of aquatic habitat, with particular attention to Coho salmon rearing habitat.

For more information, call (541) 867-4189.