2018 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
January 4, 2018 – “Tanzanian Tails” – For the forth consecutive year wildlife photographer, educator and guide, Shawn Carey, kicks off our lecture season by sharing sights & sounds of his recent visit to Tanzania.
January 11, 2018 – "Purple Martin Majesty" – Avian authority, Dr. Jerry Jackson of FGCU and host of WGCU’s public radio show, “With the Wild Things” will focus his presentation on this unique example of avian nobility.
January 18, 2018 – "Images to Inspire: Barred Owls & Hummingbirds" – San-Cap Audubon’s own Bill Heyd returns utilizing his remarkable photographs and research to provide us entry into the intimate activities of these unique bird species.
January 25, 2018 – "Pelagic Birding Off the SW Florida Coast" – Discover what avid birders David & Tammy McQuade have learned about our pelagic birds by their many trips “Going where no birders have gone before”.
February 1, 2018 –“Shorebirds: The Arctic Connection to Florida” – Charles Ewell, veteran tour leader for the Lee County Bird Patrol will detail the species that breed in Arctic Alaska and Canada and then migrate through or winter in Florida.
February 8, 2018 - "2017 Notes From a Roadside Naturalist" – Join Rick Bunting as he again utilizes his unique perspective and superb photos to visually elaborate on his favorite location for observing the wonders of the natural world.
February 15, 2018 – “20 Years of Data-driven Bird Conservation” – Dr. Ken Meyer, founder of Avian Research and Conservation Institute (ARCI), returns to visually summarize the exciting results and compelling stories generated by ARCI’s 20 years of remote tracking research of Florida’s imperiled bird species, including their responses to the severe hurricanes of 2017.
February 22, 2018 –“The American Crocodile Comeback & the San-Cap Connection” - Charles LeBuff, author, longtime (50 year) Sanibelian, creator of Caretta Research, and former career Biological Technician at Ding Darling, enlightens us on this unique reptile and its even more unique local relationships.