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Dubuque Audubon Society to host program on Bird Conservation

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The Dubuque Audubon Society is hosting a program on Bird Conservation of the Mississippi River.

The program will be presented by Jon Stravers. Jon has been involved with bird Conservation on the Upper Mississippi River for over 25 years.

The program will be held at the E. B. Lyons Interpretive Center on October 8, 2015 at 7:00 pm.

Jon Stravers currently serves as the director of Driftless Area Bird Conservation, an organization dedication to bird research and conservation in the Driftless area of northeast Iowa.

For the past 34 years Jon has specialized in monitoring and inventory projects on Red-shouldered Hawks, Bald Eagles and other birds along the Mississippi River, including raptor migration along the Upper Mississippi River.

In recent years Jon and Dr. Paul Skrade, from Upper Iowa University, have been involved in Cerulean Warbler surveys in northeast Iowa.

These surveys are co-sponsored by Iowa DNR Yellow River State Forest, the McGregor District of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Natural Resources Division, Effigy Mounds National Monument, the Iowa Ornithologists Union, and various Audubon Chapters in the region.

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