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Florida Gulf Coast University

10501 FGCU Boulevard South

Fort Myers, FL 33965

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Join bird experts for this daylong event exploring the science and value of birds in Southwest Florida and beyond.

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DAY 1 - FRIDAY, MARCH 13

Field trips (optional to attend)

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DAY 2 (MAIN EVENT) - SATURDAY, MARCH 14, 8:30 AM-4 PM

Speaker presentations at Florida Gulf Coast University

Speakers and topics include:

The Behavior and Ecology of Woodpeckers in Southwest Florida — Dr. Jerry Jackson, wildlife biologist and professor emeritus, Florida Gulf Coast University

Beach-nesting Birds of Southwest Florida Audrey Albrecht, Coastal Wildlife Manager and shorebird biologist, Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation

CROW Tales: Soaring to New Heights in Avian and Wildlife Medicine — Robin Bast, veterinarian, Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW), Sanibel

Birding Adventures Around the World — Jose Padilla, world-traveling birder and wildlife photographer

Hotspots for Birding in Southwest Florida — Charlie Ewell, Lee County Bird Patrol coordinator

A Sea and Shorebird Steward's Journey — Jean Hall, Audubon Western Everglades Shorebird Monitoring steward and wildlife photographer

From the Flyways to the Front Page: Highlights from a Career Reporting about Birds and Their Environment — Chad Gillis, environmental journalist, The News-Press

The agenda and presentation times for speakers will be finalized and published soon.

Variety meat and veggie sub sandwiches, chips, and fruit will be served for lunch. If you have a food allergy or dietary restriction, click here.

For more information or questions, please contact Jason Boeckman at 239-204-1125 or jboeckman@leegov.com.

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