Joe Liebezit of the Portland Audubon Society, will present “Oregon’s Black Oystercatchers.” Black Oystercatchers are surrounded in mystery and have become a species of conservation concern in the northwest.
Joe has worked for the Audubon Society of Portland since 2013, managing their community science projects and a number of state-wide conservation efforts, including the Coastal Conservation Program. Joe also spent twelve years with the Wildlife Conservation Society, leveraging on-the-ground science efforts to help protect shorebird and other wildlife from oil development and climate change impacts in Alaska.
Joe received his Bachelor’s degree in Zoology from the University of New Hampshire and a Master’s Degree in Wildlife Management from Humboldt State University. Joe has lived in the northwest for nearly 20 years and in Portland since 2005. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife, two daughters, and their pets. Joe also enjoys playing and listening to music, exploring natural areas, and, of course, bird watching.
This is a free event at the library and open to the public.