[CT Birds] Talk at Yale Thursday by Mike Burger from Audubon New York

COMINS, Patrick PCOMINS at audubon.org
Tue Nov 27 07:39:35 EST 2007

I found out that my colleague Mike Burger from Audubon NY will be giving a talk at the Yale School of Forestry this Thursday night.  Below is the information:

Lecture by Michael Burger from National Audubon’s New York Program at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies

Date: Thursday, November 29, 2007
Time: 5:30pm
Location: Marsh Hall, 360 Prospect Street, New Haven, CT
(Yale University parking lots are generally open to the public after 4:30pm)
Free and open to the public

Title: From Global Priorities to Local Action: Bird conservation from an NGO Perspective.

Michael Burger will talk about how Audubon approaches its mission of conserving and restoring natural ecosystems (focused on birds, other wildlife and their habitats), from species assessment/prioritization through identifying Audubon's niche, conducting research, and conceiving and implementing programs/projects.

Michael Burger is the Director of Conservation and Science for Audubon's New York State program and is based at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology in Ithaca, NY.  He began his career at Audubon in 1999 researching the effects of logging on birds and other non-game wildlife in the Adirondack Mountains. Since then, he has been a leader on several conservation efforts in the state, including an education and outreach project for forest landowners and foresters, a grassland bird research and conservation planning project, and the Important Bird Areas program.  His more recent efforts have included conservation of Neotropical migrant birds where they winter, including Bicknell's Thrush in the Dominican Republic and numerous species in Belize.

Prior to working for Audubon, Michael earned a doctoral degree in Natural Resources and Environment from the University of Michigan, where he researched winter ecology of birds with support from a Department of Energy Global Change Fellowship, and also taught natural history, mammalogy, and introductory environmental studies.

For additional information contact: Andrew Mackie, andrew.mackie at yale.edu<mailto:andrew.mackie at yale.edu> or 845-702-3118.

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