Safari West Presents! California Bluebird Recovery Project

Friday June 2, 2023 | 8:00pm – 8:30pm


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Conservation Dinner Series: Mike Azevedo of California Bluebird Recovery Project joins us in the elephant room after dinner to give a talk about butterflies and native wildflowers. The conservation dinner series is complimentary to all dinner guests.

If you would like to just go to this presentation, please reserve dinner by selecting the date of the lecture on the booking page. Dinner starts at 7:00 PM.

Mike Azevedo California Blue Bird Recovery ProgramAbout the Speaker:

Mike Azevedo is the County Coordinator for Santa Clara County for the California Bluebird Recovery Program, and has been so since 2009. Mike has a Bachelor of Science degree in Wildlife Management and has been a wildlife enthusiast for four decades, serving as a naturalist, park ranger, and even a BSA merit badge counselor for seven nature related merit badges. Mike is compiler of the San Jose Audubon Christmas Bird Count and works with Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society and their nest box monitors. Mike also works with Sequoia Audubon Society on a project to save the Western Purple Martin, a bird species of special concern that is battling habitat loss, deadly competition with the introduced European starling and food source crash due to the rampant use of neonicotinoid pesticides. Mike is also involved with the California Native Plant Society, and gives presentations on birds and nest boxes, habitat gardening in your backyard and the importance of native plants to a variety of groups and organizations. Together with Georgette Howington, Mike is an editor of the CBRP Facebook Page and is currently working on books and videos with Georgette to encourage the use of native plants, nest boxes and habitat improvement in general.

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