Daniel Poleschook, Jr. and Ginger Poleschook
Berkeley: Thursday, February 15
6:30 p.m. refreshments, 7 p.m. program
Common Loon and chick, by Daniel Poleschook Jr. and Ginger Poleschook
Common Loons are a charismatic species that faces many reproductive challenges. While 50 years ago they bred in northern California, today northern Washington is the southwestern edge of their North American breeding range. The Poleschooks started out photographing Washington state loons in 1996, and their work turned into a large-scale conservation effort. Cooperation between government agencies, Audubon groups, and individuals has led to successful outcomes there.
Daniel Poleschook, Jr. and Ginger Poleschook have been studying Common Loons in Washington for more than two decades. They also photograph other waterbird species and provide their images to scientific journals and other publications.