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February Membership Meeting: How diet plays a role in the recovery of the California Least Tern
Tuesday 06 February 2018, 07:30pm
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Location: Niles Discovery Church, 36600 Niles Blvd, Fremont, CA 94536
(corner of Nursery Ave. and Niles Blvd.)

Presenter: Meredith Elliott

Come hear how diet contributes to the breeding success and recovery of the California Least Tern, Sternula antillarum browni, from Meredith Elliott. The California Least Tern is an endangered species largely due to habitat loss. While a lot of effort in the recovery of this species is devoted to managing breeding sites and managing predators, not much attention is given to what this species eats.  Scientists at Point Blue Conservation Science have been studying the diet of the California Least Tern at different breeding locations since the early 2000s.

Meredith Elliott is a Senior Scientist at Point Blue Conservation Science and has worked on a variety of seabird monitoring and diet projects, as well as researching Least Terns of Alameda, zooplankton communities in Greater Farallones and Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuaries. Meredith has been studying the diet of the Alameda Point least tern colony since 2000.  She will share with us how diet contributes to the breeding success and recovery of this species.

Directions:
From the South or West via 880
Take Mowry Avenue exit. Follow Mowry across Fremont (toward the hills) to Mission Boulevard, turn left. You will pass Niles Blvd and the Sullivan Underpass. Turn left at Nursery Ave. Turn left on Niles Blvd. You will see the church just on the left after the turn.

From the North via 880
Take Alvarado Niles Boulevard (east): From the freeway exit, turn left to go over the overpass, then in approximately four miles (through Union City and into the Fremont city limits), you will see the church on your left (just after Nursery Ave.).

From Pleasanton or Livermore, or other points to the east of the hills
Take 680 to the first Mission Boulevard exit, and turn right onto Mission. Stay on Mission until you get to Nursery Avenue, and turn left. Turn left on Niles Blvd. You will see the church just on the left after the turn.

From the North via Mission Boulevard
Turn right on Nursery, and left on Niles Boulevard. You will see the church just on the left after the turn.

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