TOPIC: 117th Christmas Bird Count Results, Los Angeles Region
SPEAKER: Daniel Cooper
WHERE: Audubon Center at Debs Park
WHEN: Wed., Feb. 8, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
THE LOS ANGELES CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT: A CENTURY OF CHANGE, Presented by Dan Cooper
Description: Dan Cooper has been the compiler of the Los Angeles Christmas Bird Count for nearly 10 years. He will focus on changes in the birdlife of the central Los Angeles area as shown through its annual Christmas Bird Count, which occurs on one day each year around New Year's Day. He will provide an overview of the history of the L.A. CBC, including birdy highlights through the years, as well as recent discoveries.
Bio: Daniel S. Cooper is a southern California native and a former California Director of Bird Conservation for the National Audubon Society. Cooper has been collecting and analyzing ecological data, and communicating findings to resource managers and decision-makers, for the past 20 years. The author of Important Bird Areas of California (Audubon California 2004) and more than two dozen peer-reviewed papers on California natural history, Cooper has worked as an independent consultant on land use and ecological issues for public and private clients around the state and in Latin America and southeast Asia. Recently, he assisted Los Angeles County’s Department of Regional Planning in the approval of two major Local Coastal Programs (Marina del Rey and Santa Monica Mountains) which seek to balance development and recreational uses with species and habitat conservation. Other recent projects include launching the Griffith Park Natural History Survey, and analyzing the ecological impact of industrial-scale solar projects in the California desert for the Sonoran Joint Venture/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Cooper lives in Ventura County near Thousand Oaks with his wife and two children.