Potomac Valley Audubon Society's Monthly Program: The Behavioral Ecology of Birds; Implications for Conservation

  • Wednesday, February 14, 2018
  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Hospice of the Panhandle, 330 Hospice Lane, Kearneysville, WV

What: Potomac Valley Audubon Society's Monthly Program

Where: Hospice of the Panhandle, Education Center, Kearneysville

When: Wednesday, February 14th, 2018

Time: 7:00 PM

Topic: The Behavioral Ecology of Birds: Implications for Conservation

Presenter: Jim Siegel

Cost: free

Join the Potomac Valley Audubon Society on Wednesday, February 14th at 7:00 PM for our regular monthly program.

Mr. Siegel will present on The Behavioral Ecology of Birds: Implications for Conservation.

Join Mr. Siegel as he takes us through what he has learned about the behavioral ecology of birds over the last 35 years, its implications for conservation, and how to access information about behavioral ecology on the Web and in bird journals. He will be discussing various ecology insights gained in field research throughout the country, including studies of both forest and aquatic birds.

  • Great Blue Herons: The +/- of communal nesting, Northern Minnesota
  • California Scrub Jays: territoriality, foraging and bird intelligence, Central California
  • Hermit Thrush and Brown Creeper - nesting/foraging ecology in ponderosa pine forests, Northern Arizona 
  • Golden-cheeked Warbler and Black-capped Vireo - habitat requirements, survey methods, Texas Hill Country
  • American White Pelican - feeding ecology and energetics in the Columbia River watershed, Central Washington
  • Bald eagle - nesting behavior and territoriality in Shepherdstown

Jim is a Science/Technology Curriculum Manager in the Division of Training at the National Conservation Training Center.  He has worked for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in wildlife science training, youth programming and refuge conservation for 16 years, including 14 years at NCTC.  He grew up in Roslyn, NY, a suburb 25 miles east of New York City. He is married, has a 16 year-old daughter, and lives in Shepherdstown.  He holds a BS in wildlife science from Cornell University, a MS in wildlife and fisheries sciences from the University of Arizona and a PhD in ecological anthropology from the University of Georgia. Jim seeks to expand his professional skills in the social and ecological dimensions of wildlife conservation, including the various ways people in the U.S. value their natural environment and its living resources.

This program is free and everyone is welcome to attend.


Hospice of the Panhandle, 330 Hospice Lane, Kearneysville, WV 25430

GPS location is Food Lion, 50 Coast Guard Drive, Kearneysville (Hospice is directly across the street from Food Lion)


From WV Route 9, take the Short Road exit. If traveling east, take a left off the exit. If traveling west, take a right off the exit. Follow to the stop light at Sheetz.  Turn right. Take the next left across from Food Lion onto Hospice Lane. Follow the road back.

The office will be on your left (the inpatient facility will be on your right). The door to enter for the PVAS Program is to the right of the main office door. We will have a sign on the door. 

Please contact Krista Hawley at adultprograms@potomacaudubon.org or 703-303-1026 with any questions you may have.

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              phone // 304-676-3397

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Kimberly Baldwin, Program Director //

Katelyn "KC" Walters, Conservation and Land Manager // 304-283-7319

Krista Hawley, Adult Program Coordinator
// 703-303-1026

Amy Moore, Cool Spring Preserve Manager and Naturalist // 240-818-4714
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