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Great Lakes Piping Plover Recovery with Vince Cavalieri

Join us to learn about the Great Lakes Piping Plover Recovery Plan with a focus on population status, our recovery strategy, and research updates. Attendees will learn about current banding efforts, and be updated on all things Piping Plover related in Michigan.

Vince Cavalieri is originally from Iron Mountain in the Upper Peninsula. A lifelong birder, Vince has worked with numerous research projects focusing on birds of conservation concern including Mountain Plover, Trumpeter Swan, Cerulean Warbler, and Kirtland’s Warbler. Vince majored in Fisheries and Wildlife at Michigan State University and went on to get a master’s degree in Wildlife Ecology from Oklahoma State University. After completing his graduate degree, Vince worked for the Oklahoma Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research unit for two years. He then returned to Michigan to work for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service as an endangered species biologist and lead biologist for the Great Lakes Piping Plover Recovery Program. He has been in his current position since 2010.

This event is part of the Michigan Audubon Seminar Series. Seminars are free and open to the public. Sessions take place on the second Monday of each month from 7 – 8 p.m. at the Michigan Audubon office located at 2310 Science Parkway, Suite 200, Okemos, MI 48864.