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Purple Martins in the Central Valley: Going, Going, Gone? - Livestream

Purple Martins

Purple Martins have been in long-term decline in California due to factors such as habitat loss, competition with the European Starling, disturbance from construction projects,  and declines in their insect food supply due to  neonicotinoid insecticide use. Dan Airola has been studying and working for over two decades to conserve the last Central Valley population of Purple Martins, which nest in elevated freeways and overpasses in Sacramento.  This program will present his study results and describe conservation measures that have been implemented and are needed to protect this species and help it recover.

Speaker: Dan Airola

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Thursday, 09/16/21


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