Oregon’s Black Oystercatchers and Rocky Habitats: Revealing its Mysteries to Help Protect a Species of Conservation Concern
November 21 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am PST
Cape Perpetua Fall Speaker Series
Enjoy a variety of free educational presentations hosted by the Cape Perpetua Collaborative. Guest speaker presentations will be held each Saturday at 10:00am, from November 7 until December 19 (excluding holidays). Fall presentations will include a special focus on climate change, Black Oystercatchers, lichens, Fivemile-Bell Landscape Restoration and gray whale migration . All events are free and held virtually on Zoom this season.
November 21 at 10:00am
Presenting Joe Liebezeit, Oregon’s Black Oystercatchers and Rocky Habitats: Revealing its Mysteries to Help Protect a Species of Conservation Concern
The Black Oystercatcher is a unique shorebird of conservation concern that depends on rocky shoreline habitats. During this presentation, Joe Liebezeit will share about this bird’s unique life history, conservation challenges, and results of the multi-year monitoring effort. Since 2015, Portland Audubon, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, and coastal partners have been monitoring this species along Oregon’s Coast with the help of a team of community scientists. Learn about how this work is being used to advance conservation of oystercatchers and Oregon’s rocky habitats and how you can be involved!
About the Presenter
Joe has worked for Portland Audubon since 2013 acting as their staff scientist and leads their Community Science and Coastal Conservation Programs. Prior to his position with Portland Audubon, Joe worked for the Wildlife Conservation Society for 12 years leveraging on-the-ground science efforts to protect wildlife in Arctic Alaska. Joe received his Bachelor’s degree in Zoology from the University of New Hampshire and a Master’s Degree in Wildlife Management from Humboldt State University. Joe’s work crosses conservation science, policy and outreach disciplines. He serves on several scientific and policy advisory committees and has contributed to numerous peer-reviewed publications and conservation planning processes.