Updates on BBI's current projects and news that relates to BBI's goals and interests.

Field season 2017 - SHWA banding

We have done a lot this field season at BBI, working throughout southern California with a variety of species on a multitude of projects.  Below is some wonderful footage of a typical day in the field.  The view from a cherry picker after returning some recently banded Swainson's hawks to their nest. Thanks to Mike Kuehn for the video. Greg Tully and Pete Bloom pictured in photo

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At BBI we receive a lot of pictures of birds we have banded making appearances all over California.  This year we have some turkey vultures and a Red-tailed Hawk.  Thanks to Kat Avila, Joe Valley, and Devon Lang Pryor for the shots

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June 16 - Peter Bloom raptor presentation at Torrance Audubon chapter.

PV/SB Audubon Chapter

Madrona Marsh Nature Center

3201 Plaza del Amo

Torrance, CA, 90503

7- 9 pm.


Title:  Unusual Movements of Raptors Banded in Southern California

Description:    Peter will speak about some of the results from his dissertation research that includes a hitherto undescribed migration of fledgling and young adult Red-tailed Hawks from southwestern California to northerly latitudes at least as far a Yellowstone NP in Montana, and another component that looks at vagrancy (basically lost) in Red-shouldered Hawks also banded in southwestern California.

Open to the public. Light refreshments are provided. Free! Donations are greatly appreciated. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.