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Audubon program to focus on conservation

By Staff | Feb 8, 2013

The Potomac Valley Audubon Society’s February program at the National Conservation Training Center will feature a presentation about wild bird conservation and research in West Virginia.

The program will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13 in Room 151 of the Instructional West Building. Admission is free and everyone is welcome to attend.

The speaker will be Richard Bailey, State Ornithologist with the West Virginia Department of Natural Resources.

He will review his agency’s efforts to work with other agencies, universities, nonprofit organizations and volunteers to conserve and protect birds and their habitats.

Specific topics will include the ongoing West Virginia Breeding Bird Atlas, the current status of priority species like golden-winged warbler and cerulean warbler and developing efforts to address declines of grassland bird species.