Black Oystercatchers are Monterey’s charismatic signature bird of the rocky intertidal ecosystem, one of California's and the west coast's iconic habitats. Until recently, little was known of the population status and distribution of Black Oystercatchers in California. It is a Special Status Species of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service due to its rarity and vulnerability to a number of threats. Beginning in 2011 and continuing in 2012, coastal Audubon Chapters including Monterey Audubon and its volunteers conducted extensive individual and breeding bird censuses for the species resulting in dramatic improvements to our collective understanding of the species.
All monthly Audubon meetings are held at the Pacific Grove Museum on the second Tuesday of the month. All meetings are free and members and non-members are welcome! Doors open at 7:00 PM with soft drinks and cookies provided by MAS hospitality. Monterey Audubon has been devoted to the understanding, conservation and enjoyment of Central California's birdlife since 1943. We strive to connect communities and individuals to the region's avifauna through educational programs and outdoor recreation. As a chapter of America's oldest conservation group we are also committed to advocacy on behalf of native avifauna and ecosystems as well as the implementation of stewardship practices which conserve and restore the Monterey region's precious biological diversity and wildlife.
Tueday, January 13, 7 pm