Black Terns are charismatic birds that breed in marshes of the Great Lakes and are unfortunately becoming increasingly rare. Now listed as either endangered or of “special concern” in all the Great Lakes states, the Black Tern needs our help! We’ll hear from Don Lyons, Director of Audubon’s Seabird Restoration Program, about how Audubon is leading restoration of colonial waterbirds such as the Black Tern and why these unique water-loving birds are so important. Then we'll dive into collaborative research happening right here in the Great Lakes region which is helping us better understand Black Terns and what they need to thrive.
Don Lyons, Director of Conservation Science, National Audubon Society - Waterbird Science & Conservation
Ava Landgraf Research Coordinator, Detroit Audubon - St. Clair Flats Black Tern Monitoring
Dave Moore, Senior Waterbird Biologist, Canadian Wildlife Service - Migration & Winter Locations of Black Terns
Erin Rowan, Conservation Associate, Audubon Great Lakes - Black Tern Monitoring & Research in the Great Lakes
Únete al Coordinador de Wild Indigo de Lake County, Refugio Mariscal, mientras explora los sonidos y observaciones de las aves y la vida silvestre de Greenbelt Forest Preserve en North Chicago! Una alternativa a lo que originalmente estaba programado para ser nuestra primera caminata de pájaros bilingüe del año en colaboración con Faith in Place y Mano a Mano Family Resource Center. Visite nuestra página de Facebook de Wild Indigo Nature Explorations para descubre más.
Join LakeCounty Wild Indigo Coordinator, Refugio Mariscal, as he explores the sounds and observations of the various birds and wildlife of Greenbelt Forest Preserve in North Chicago! An alternative to what was originally scheduled to be our first bilingual bird walk of the year in collaboration with Faith in Place and Mano a Mano Family Resource Center. Go to our Wild Indigo Nature Explorations Facebook page to discover more.
This program offered viewers a glimpse into some unique plants and habitats of the Chicago Wilderness region through the lens of ecological restoration practitioners. Watch to learn how plants can help recreate lost ecosystems, create entirely new ones, and help us read the landscape to learn how to bring nature back to one of the largest metropolitan areas in the world. Read the discussion and locate resources provided during the webinar here.
Robb Telfer, Adult Programs Specialist, Morton Arboretum – Master of Ceremonies
Travis Kuntzelman, The Nature Conservancy – Reading the landscape at IBP through milkweeds
Daniel Suarez, Audubon Great Lakes – Can hemiparasites be a grassland bird’s best friend?
cassi saari, Chicago Park District & Illinois Native Plant Society – iNaturalist, SEEK and Native Landscaping
Kevin Scheiwiller, Citizens for Conservation – Warrior Sedges
Lauren Umek, Chicago Park District – Slag prairies of the Chicago Park District
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Eastern Kingbird. Photo: Caroline Samson/Audubon Photography Awards
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