50 years ago the Point Reyes Bird Observatory was founded to study migratory birds. In the decades since, the organization, now called Point Blue Conservation Science and headquartered in Petaluma, has expanded to include wide-ranging ecosystem conservation, working to reduce the effects of habitat loss and climate change on birds and other wildlife. In its 50th anniversary year, Forum talks with Point Blue about changes in California's bird populations, the health of bird habitats and threatened birds of the Bay Area.
Point Blue Celebrating 50 Years of Protecting and Studying California's Birds
Grant Ballard, chief science officer, Point Blue Conservation Science
Ellie Cohen, president and CEO, Point Blue Conservation Science
Ryan Burnett, Sierra Nevada group director, Point Blue Conservation Science