The North Fork Audubon Society is hosting a talk by Mike Scheibel about bald eagles repopulating Long Island. Once again, after nearly 100 years of extirpation, Bald eagles are nesting on Long Island. Learn about this amazing bird and how they staged one of the most remarkable conservation success stories of our time.
Learn about this amazing bird and how they staged one of the most remarkable conservation success stories of our time.The presentation will cover various aspects of natural history, the former abundance of Bald eagles in N.Y. State, and how our national symbol was restored to grandeur.
Scheibel has been the Natural Resources Manager at The Nature Conservancy, Mashomack Preserve on Shelter Island since 1996. Prior to working for TNC, Scheibel was a Senior Wildlife Biologist for the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. During the nearly two decades he worked at the Bureau of Wildlife, in addition to working in traditional game species management with white-tailed deer and waterfowl, he initiated the local endangered species program, surveying and managing a diverse group of non-game species including osprey, bald eagle, piping plover and tiger salamander. He served as the New York State representative on the federal Roseate Tern Recovery Team and was one of the original authors of the Roseate Tern Recovery Plan, 1989.
The talk will take place at the Peconic Lane Community Center, 1170 Peconic Lane in Peconic. It starts at 7:30 p.m. on April 21.