|Great-crested Flycatcher. Photo by Sandee Harraden|
Released Friday, the report identifies pesticides as a possible cause of the decline: pesticides kill the bugs that aerial insectivores eat, and so it’s likely that a reduction in the use of these poisons will help the aerial insectivores.
We’ll be in Hartford on Monday testifying before the General Assembly’s Environment Committee in support of two bills that would lead to pesticide reductions in Connecticut.
You can read the news release about Connecticut State of the Birds 2013 on our website, here.
You’ll also find a link to the report itself and to excerpts from each of the articles (along with a list of authors).
The news release also includes a link to a video of the news conference, and we’ve provided links to news coverage of the event.
-- Tom Andersen, director of communications and community outreach