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Audubon to present ‘Birds Down Under — ground!’

By AUDUBON SOCIETY - | Jan 13, 2021


The Sanibel-Captiva Audubon Society will host Cheryl Black, project coordinator for the Cape Coral Friends of Wildlife, for a Webinar program, “Birds Down Under — ground!,” on Jan. 21 at 7 p.m. via Zoom.

Cape Coral is home to the largest population of burrowing owls in Florida. The much loved birds have a unique ecology and life history that enables them to live in the suburbs and put up with traffic, construction, bicycles and pets. However, they are under stress as more and more people move into the area. Black will share the results of an ongoing study of the owls and the efforts being taken to help them thrive.

Black is a retired biology/environmental science professor from Florida SouthWestern State College. After getting an undergrad degree in biology from Kent State University and a master’s in aquatic ecology at Virginia Commonwealth University, she held teaching and research positions in the public and private sectors before joining FSW. Black is one of the co-coordinators of the annual Cape Coral Burrowing Owl Survey, which began in 2018. She is an avid birder, scuba diver, and wildlife and underwater photographer.

This is the third of eight Sanibel-Captiva Audubon Webinars to be held this season. To register, up to five days before the program visit www.san-capaudubon.org/programs.html and click on “JOIN” in the description. A Zoom link for the program will be emailed to you. All are always welcome to join.

To view a video of a Webinar after the presentation, click on “VIDEO” in its description.


There is no charge to participate. However, as a $10 donation was suggested for entry to the previous in-person series, a donation is still suggested by mailing the address listed at www.san-capaudubon.org or via PayPal at Paypal.me/SanCapAudubon. Donations are much appreciated and, after costs, help to promote conservation on the islands and in the state.

For more information, call 239-395-1878 or visit www.san-capaudubon.org.