JD Bergeron, Executive Director of International Bird Rescue located in Fairfield, CA participated in the annual nesting albatross census on Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge. The census occurs once each year roughly between mid- December and the first week in January. The Refuge is located within the Papāhanaumokuākea Marine National Monument, approximately 1,350 miles northwest of Honolulu. JD will present all the latest information, and amazing visuals, about his work on the census to share with our community.
About Midway Atoll: Midway Atoll is the site of the world’s largest albatross nesting colony as well as numerous other globally important species such as the endangered Hawaiian monk seal and Laysan duck. The work conducted by the nesting albatross census team on Midway Atoll provides vital information found few places on earth to researchers, managers, conservation groups and the global community interested in preserving and protecting oceanic seabirds and their nesting habitats.
About International Bird Rescue: In 1971 after 800,000 gallons of crude oil spilled into the bay, concerned individuals led by a registered nurse named Alice Berkner jumped into action, bringing International Bird Rescue to life. Staff and volunteers work alongside clients, partners, and the public to find solutions. Today, we research best practices at our crisis response hospitals in California and Alaska and share them worldwide.
The program starts at 7:30 p.m., but everyone is invited for refreshments and conversation at 7:00. We meet at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A Street in Davis.