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Program Meeting

Tuesday, May 21st @ 7pm ET

In Person and via Zoom

Reuter Center, Room 206 (upstairs)

University of North Carolina - Asheville

300 Campus View Rd.

Asheville, NC 28804

The Secret Lives of High Elevation Birds in the Southern Appalachians
with Anthony Squitieri


Join Blue Ridge Audubon Chapter for a talk by Anthony Squitieri of the Wild Bird Research Group (WBRG). Anthony will share information about WBRG and highlight their exciting research goals to study the regional movement and behavior of high elevation bird populations like the Northern Saw-whet Owl in the Southern Appalachians of North Carolina.  Northern Saw-whet Owls still maintain a small breeding population in the Black Mountain Range near Asheville and in other local montane spruce-fir forests. Their breeding behavior, habitat utilization and movements are still poorly understood. Using nanotag transmitters, these owls can be tracked through their habitat year-round which will enable researchers to optimize habitat protection of these tiny, threatened owls.  


Photo by Kameron Perensovich, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

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Anthony Squitieri is an avian ecologist and environmental educator with twenty years of field research and bird banding experience. He is a co-founder of the Wild Bird Research Group (WBRG), a non-profit organization whose mission is to conduct and support research that benefits birds and their habitats. Anthony works with regional institutions including UNCAsheville, where he assists with field labs and sources technicians, The North Carolina Arboretum, where he manages a MAPS banding station and conducts educational programing, and the North Carolina Wildlife and Resources Commission where he collaborates with building Motus infrastructure for research in Western NC.

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