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All Things Avian Virtual Field Day at Medlock Ames Vineyard

03/10/21, 8:30 am - 10:30 am

Join farmers, avian ecologists, researchers and conservationists virtually for a discussion on practices that support beneficial birds and manage pest birds.

Speakers Include:

  • Ames Morison, co-founder and winemaker, discusses Medlock Ames' approach to farming with nature and specifically how they enlist the help of beneficial birds and wildlife in the care of the vineyard.
  • Breanna Martinico, PhD Student, UC Davis, discusses Barn Owl and Kestrel prey, rodenticide impacts, habitat influences, and the best types and locations of nest boxes and perches.
  • Sara Kross, PhD, Columbia University, shares her Falcon research on vineyards in New Zealand, how to co-exist with pest birds in vineyards and information about Western Bluebirds and their beneficial role in vineyards for pest management.
  • Adina Merenlender, PhD, UC Berkeley, describes the conservation of habitat corridors critical to climate resilience, watershed integrity, and health of birds and other wildlife.
  • Thomas Moore, California Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS), provides examples of how NRCS has helped birds and the growers who support them and discusses NRCS's technical and financial assistance programs.


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