Waterfowl of Riverlands (Ducks, Geese and Swans)
This presentation will cover the identification, life history and interesting facts about the various species of waterfowl that visit the Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary. Many of the species that will be discussed spend the winter months at the Sanctuary and will be in the area at the time of the presentation. After the indoor presentation, an outdoor field trip to see some waterfowl in the Sanctuary will be offered for those that are interested.
Charlie Deutsch Bio:
Charlie is a supervisory wildlife biologist and manager of the Environmental Stewardship Program at the US Army Corps of Engineers Rivers Project Office in West Alton, Missouri. He oversees the management of 155,000 acres of public lands and waters on the Mississippi and Illinois Rivers, including the Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary. He has been at the Rivers Project since the early 1990's where he focuses most of his management efforts on migratory bird habitat, floodplain forest sustainability and habitat restoration. Additionally, he serves on The Audubon Center at Riverlands Board and has served in the past as a board member for the St. Louis Audubon Society. He has an M.S. in Biology and a B.S. in Biology/Ecology from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.