January 5, 2017 – “Birding Eastern Massachusetts and Beyond” – For the third consecutive year wildlife photographer, educator and guide, Shawn Carey, kicks off our lecture season by sharing sights & sounds from his best places for any birder to visit in this hotbed area for birding. Location: SANIBEL COMMUNITY CHURCH
January 12, 2017 – "Getting to know CREW" – Brenda Brooks, Executive Director, CREW Trust, will share the history, visitor recreational and educational opportunities and the services provided by the largest intact watershed in SW Florida, the Corkscrew Regional Ecosystem Watershed (CREW).
Location: SANIBEL COMMUNITY CHURCH.
January 19, 2017 – "Images to Inspire: Nesting of Peregrine Falcons and Barred Owls" – San-Cap Audubon’s own Bill Heyd utilizing his remarkable photographs and detailed research returns to provide us entry into the intimate nesting activities of these unique bird species. Location: SANIBEL COMMUNITY CHURCH
January 26, 2017 – “Soaring into the Future of Wildlife & Conservation Medicine” –
Dr. Heather Barron, Hospital Director at Sanibel's Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW), will present a program highlighting the importance of wild bird health and what CROW is doing locally to insure the welfare of our feathered friends.
February 2, 2017 – “Better Birding” – In this lively and entertaining presentation Don & Lillian Stokes, renowned authors and longtime Sanibel winter residents, will show you how to be a better birder by identifying birds like a pro, understanding and appreciating bird behavior, caring about the welfare of birds, and sharing in the birding community.
February 9, 2017 – “Return to Heron Time” – Rejoin Rick Bunting, as he again utilizes his unique perspective to expand on the family life of the Great Blue Heron using all new photos to reveal many interesting new activities and observations.
February 16, 2017 – “Rookery Monitoring and Protection in Estero Bay Aquatic Preserve” – Stephanie Erickson, Preserve Manager of the Estero Bay Aquatic Preserve, provides us with a pictorial overview of Florida’s first aquatic preserve with detailed emphasis on the many rookeries within the preserve.
February 23, 2017 – “Florida’s Magnificent Frigatebirds – Origin & Future” – Dr. Ken Meyer, founder of Avian Research and Conservation Institute (ARCI), returns to enlighten us on results to date of his GPS tracking studies of the travels and the breeding area of Florida’s Magnificent Frigatebirds, and the management attempts being made to establish new protected breeding locations.
2017 LECTURE PROGRAM
Held at the Sanibel Community House, 2173 Periwinkle Way
7:30PM Start Time - Doors open at 6:30PM
Suggested Donation - $5.00 per person