A special evening event featuring UCONN Professor, Morgan Tingley with the department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Connecticut joined by CT Bird Atlas Volunteer Coordinator, Craig Repasz. They will share details of the upcoming CT Bird Atlas Project.
The Connecticut Bird Atlas will map all species found in the state during both nesting and non-nesting seasons. Starting next year, we will be seeking the help of birdwatchers to document the distribution, abundance, and breeding activities of birds at sites throughout the entire state. The resulting data will be used to document changes since the last comprehensive survey of the state’s birds, which happened in the early 1980s; to inform the State Wildlife Action Plan; and to determine priority areas for bird conservation and land protection.
Following their presentation, Quaker Ridge Hawk Watch Counter Ryan MacLean will give our annual summary of the hawk watch season results and acknowledge our dedicated team of hawk watch volunteers.