Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Connecticut State of the Birds 2011

In this entry I told you about the Connecticut State of the Birds 2011 press conference. It took place last Thursday at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford. Milan Bull, Senior Director of Science and Conservation and editor of the report delivered critical information on "Conserving our Forest Birds." The report includes strategies and solutions to curb forest fragmentation and end the negative trend of declining bird populations. CAS recommends revamping the state's strategies for acquiring land for conservation purposes to make the process more targeted and maximize bird, wildlife and natural resource conservation. Now that the report has been issued we can offer you a copy for viewing online, which you can read in full right here. If you become a member you will receive a copy among your many benefits. Additionally, if you wish to read past versions you can see them here.

As you can see, a Blackburnian Warbler is featured on the cover of the report. I shot this HD video of one last year during spring migration survey work in the Stratford Great Meadows Important Bird Area. This report hopes to aid the future of species such as this in Connecticut.

Blackburnian Warbler from Connecticut Audubon Society.

Video © Scott Kruitbosch

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