BBI was invited out to Big Bear lake to band the Bald eagle chicks this year before they fledged. Check out the video!Read More
Updates on BBI's current projects and news that relates to BBI's goals and interests.
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 photoRead More
Here are photos of Turkey vulture trapping this past week with Jackie Catino and Peter Bloom.Read More
Swainson's hawk banding and other pictures from the field June 2016Read More
This Great Horned owl was photographed out in Kern County this week near the Cattani Ranch by BBI biologist Michael Kuehn. Spring is a busy time of year at BBI and we are currently in the field all over California and parts of Nevada.
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 shotsRead More
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.
Dr. Peter Bloom along with Dr. Robert Fisher and Dr. Jeff Tracy of the U.S. Geological Survey, seen here placing radio telemetry units on Golden Eagles in southwestern California. Dr. Robert Fisher releases an adult female.Read More