Yellow-crowned Night-heron

The Ups and Downs and Ins and Outs of Southern California's Avifauna

Kimball L. Garrett

Tue, Mar 12, 2024 7:00 PM

The first LAB webinar, three and a half years ago, dealt with the range expansion of the Vermilion Flycatcher in southern California, but that is just one of many species that have seen dramatic range and population shifts — both expansions and contractions — over the past couple of decades in the region.

This talk will look at both winners and losers in our changing world, and the role birders can and do play in monitoring these changes. From expanding warm climate species (think boobies, Neotropic Cormorants, and Yellow-crowned Night-Herons) to declining introduced species (Spotted Dove, Northern Red Bishop), and from the world-conquering Swinhoe’s White-eye to the subtle declines and range shifts of a host of species (e.g., turnstones, Forster’s Terns, Loggerhead Shrikes and many others), we’ll explore some noteworthy recent and ongoing trends in our avifauna.

Join legendary ornithologist, Kimball Garrett, as he discusses the comings and goings of Southern California’s Avifauna.

The livestream can be found at our YouTube channel.