Tuesday, February 1, 2011

New Connecticut State of the Birds report presented by Milan Bull

Milan Bull to address Connecticut Audubon Society’s Connecticut State of the Birds 2011 Report

When: Saturday, February 5, 2011 at 10:00 a.m.

Where: Birdcraft Museum, 314 Unquowa Road, Fairfield, CT 06824

Who: Milan Bull, CAS Senior Director of Science and Conservation & report co-editor

Event: Release of Connecticut State of the Birds 2011 report.

Connecticut Audubon Society’s Connecticut State of the Birds Report, 2011 reveals new and startling information about our forests and the birds that depend on them. Did you know that for the first time in over 200 years our forest resources are declining permanently? Fragmentation and parcelization are reducing our forests into smaller and smaller blocks that can no longer support productive populations of forest-dependent birds. Wood Thrushes, for example, require over 400 contiguous acres of unfragmented forest in order to reproduce productively.

Unlike the past changes in our forests, when they have been converted to agricultural and wood product use, then regrown when abandoned, our forests are now disappearing due to “hard development”, highways, residential and commercial development that permanently destroy forests that may never return.

Find out what Connecticut Audubon Society is doing to help plan a vision that will conserve and protect our important forest resources while maintaining and expanding the economic and natural resources our forests can provide now and into the future.

Free to Connecticut Audubon Society Members and $5 for non-members. To register or for more information call 203-259-6305 ext. 109.

Visit Connecticut Audubon Society’s website at www.ctaudubon.org for a complete listing of programs and special events.

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