Our 2010 Connecticut State of the Birds report (download a copy here) describes in great detail the importance of citizen science in providing the data needed to make smart and educated conservation decisions in the state. Historically, Connecticut birders have made a huge impact on bird conservation, but now and in future years there is a growing need for people trained to systematically collect the information necessary to best protect our birds and their habitats. You can become involved too by joining CAS staff Frank Gallo, Scott Kruitbosch and Twan Leenders on a breeding bird survey on CAS' 155-acre Roy and Margot Larsen Wildlife Sanctuary adjacent to our Fairfield center located on 2325 Burr Street, Fairfield, on Saturday June 19 from 9-12AM.
observations during breeding bird surveys are not always this clear-cut.
Come join Frank, Scott and Twan on this survey and learn as you enjoy an exciting morning of birding during the peak of the songbird breeding season! Anyone who completes this training session and enrolls in future CAS citizen science training courses will receive credit toward the practical component of such classes. Contact Frank Gallo at the CAS Coastal Center (203-878 7440) for more information. Fee: $45 CAS members, $75 non-members.