Science Sunday—Nest Watchers: Citizen Scientists Reveal New Information about Peregrine Falcons

The peregrine falcon was successfully removed from the endangered species list in 1999. Following this conservation achievement, the Santa Cruz Predatory Bird Research Group (SCPBRG) has continued to monitor breeding peregrine falcons in our region, with critical support from citizen scientists scattered throughout the San Francisco and Monterey Bay areas. These highly specialized avian predators may symbolize wild open spaces, but they have increasingly found a foothold in our urban areas providing falcon viewing opportunities in the cities where we live.

Join newly appointed SCPBRG Director, Zeka Glucs, to learn about noteworthy discoveries and accomplishments from long-time volunteers over the past two decades, and future research directions and conservation priorities for the Santa Cruz Predatory Bird Research Group.


Join the Seymour Marine Discovery Center on the third Sunday of every month (except December) for a public lecture from a marine scientist, who presents current research and topics in an entertaining and easy-to-understand format, with up-to-date photos, video, and discussion. Science Sunday is for everyone interested in the world around them.

  • Lectures are one hour long and take place at the Seymour Marine Discovery Center at 1:30 PM.
  • Doors open to the lecture hall at 1:00 PM.
  • Lecture passes are available at the admissions counter at 12:30 PM.
  • Seating is limited and first-come, first-served. No late seating.
  • Lectures include time for a few questions at the end.
  • Recommended for ages 10 and older.

Science Sunday is free with membership or admission to the Seymour Center. UC Santa Cruz undergraduate students receive free admission with valid student ID.

Sunday, July 21, 2019 at 1:30pm to 2:30pm

Seymour Marine Discovery Center, La Feliz Room
100 McAllister Way, Santa Cruz, California 95060

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