September 21 – Eider program!

Join the ABC Club on September 21, 2015, at the University Place Library at 6:45 PM.

Researcher, Tasha Di Marzio, who will present her talk, “Steller’s Eiders: The Road to Recovery.” She will discuss the Steller’s Eiders’ natural history and the coordinated teamwork of researchers from government agencies and the Alaska SeaLife Center over the last 13 years. She oversees the Eider Husbandry Program and manages an Alcid collection that is on public display. For the past eight summers her passion has been spending time collecting nesting and habitat data on the Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge. She has traveled to many remote Alaskan field sites from Barrow to Kodiak and the Aleutian Islands to study Steller’s Eiders. She will discuss past and present research and future efforts of the Eider Recovery Team to bring this threatened species back to stable numbers in the wild.

Tasha DiMarzio is currently the Avian Curator for the Alaska SeaLife Center based in Seward, Alaska. She is also employed by the Alaska Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Tasha DiMarzio grew up in Lake Tapps, WA, and went to college at Minot State University in North Dakota where she got her degree in Fish and Wildlife Management. She has worked with many different species of birds from Eastern Bluebirds to Bald Eagles. She is an avid birder and is hoping to reach her goal of 600 U.S. birds with only 12 to go.

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