Monthly Membership Meetings are held on the first Thursday of each month Sept.-June
April 5-Thursday 7:00-9:00 PM-Membership Meeting Alexander Hughes Community Center, Claremont
Survey of Raptors in our Area with Pete Bloom.
Pete Bloom grew up in California as a natural historian focusing on the ecology and conservation of birds of prey and their habitats. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from California State University, Long Beach in zoology and biology, respectively, and a Ph.D. in natural resources from the University of Idaho. He has conducted long-term research on a wide variety of raptor species, centered in southern California, with occasional forays to Peru, Ecuador, Argentina, India, and Kazakhstan, and has authored or coauthored over 40 peer-reviewed publications on raptors. He and colleagues have captured nearly 800 Golden Eagles and more than 35,000 other raptors, mostly nestlings, in a quest to learn more about the importance of natal dispersal, philopatry, movements, and unusual migration patterns as they relate to conservation biology.