Join us for a presentation by Dr. Susan Heath, Avian Conservation Biologist, Gulf Coast Birding Observatory, on the American Oystercatcher. We attended her presentation at the Spring TOS Conference and knew that our members would enjoy hearing of her multi-year study of the American Oystercatcher.
Dr. Heath is a native Texan who returned to the state in 2007 after being transplanted to Virginia for 24 years. She received a master's in biology from George Mason University for herwork on wintering waterfowl on the Northern Virginia Piedmont and a Ph.D. from the same institution in the spring of 2008. Her dissertation involved the effects of pesticides on birds that nest in agriculture in the north central states. At GCBO, Susan coordinates the Site Partner Network and assists with various research efforts.
Dr. Susan Heath and her student/volunteer team are working to restore American Oystercatcher populations by 10% within 10 years.