June program: Merlins of the Pacific Northwest
Coastal Forest Merlins of the Pacific Northwest
Thursday June 7, 7 p.m. Free – Open to the public
For thousands of years, Merlins have lived in temperate rainforests of the
Pacific Northwest almost unnoticed, “phantoms among the cedars.”
Over the past three decades, wildlife biologist David Drummond has been studying and documenting the breeding habitats, prey and behavioral ecology of this versatile falcon. Join David for an evening of discovery in the Merlin’s little-known realm, from Washington’s and British Columbia’s ancient forests to urban environs of our backyards.
David has studied coastal forest Merlins in the field since 1983. In 2003 he launched the Coastal Forest Merlin Project. “Through the metaphoric Merlin’s eye we can see our shared ecology and survival needs,” David says.