[Tweeters] WOS December Monthly Meeting

Jean Trent jean.trent at gmail.com
Wed Nov 22 07:19:35 PST 2017


WOS Meeting, December 4, 2017 Larry Schwitters
Vaux’s Happening

Larry Schwitters has presented the Vaux’s Happening story over 60 times
locally and internationally, including at the Ornithological Conference of
the Americas in Argentina, the international Swift Conference in Great
Britain, and at the North American Swift Symposium in Raleigh North
Carolina. He has documented over 11 million roosting swifts over the past
20 migrations and was recently featured in Birdwatcher Magazine (“26
Minutes of Wow”).

The Vaux’s Happening project began as an effort to raise awareness about
the tens of thousands of Vaux’s Swifts that use the old Wagner School
chimney in Monroe. Thanks to the work of Larry and local Audubon chapters,
funds were raised and that chimney has been saved. The project continues to
identify roosting sites all along the west coast, and monitor the swifts
that use them. When not counting swifts, Larry and his wife Leora continue
to explore the edges of the continent in their quest for up close and
personal time with each bird species found in North America.

Cinny Burrell

Washington Ornithological meetings are held the first Monday of each month
(except July, August, and September) at the Center for Urban Horticulture
3501 N.E. 41st Street, Seattle, and are open to all. Social begins at 7:00
pm, and the program starts at 7:30 pm.

Please note: Schedule change for January 2018— WOS meeting will be on
TUESDAY Jan 2, at CUH. (Member Photo night)


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