[CT Birds] Volunteers needed for point count surveys in Litchfield

COMINS, Patrick PCOMINS at audubon.org
Thu May 28 15:10:38 EDT 2009

Audubon is working with the Yale School of Forestry, The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, UCONN and the Connecticut DEP Division of Forestry on a project to assess forest ecosystem health in the Bantam and Shepaug River Watersheds in Litchfield and surrounding towns.

As part of the project we need to gather information on the breeding birds at 40 standardized forest plots in June to correlate with other environmental data that are being collected.  This part of the state has some very high diversity of nesting birds because it is located at the terminus of three different avian ecoregions (Appalachian, Northern New England and Southern New England), so you never know what surprises you will uncover.  If you might be interested in exploring this part of the state and helping out with an important research project, please get in touch with Donna Rose Smith and Ben Oko at: drsmith006 at sbcglobal.net benoko at comcast.net

Thank you very much for your consideration!



Patrick M. Comins
Director of Bird Conservation
Audubon Connecticut
pcomins at audubon.org


Audubon Center at Bent of the River
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Southbury,  CT 06488
Phone:  (203)264-5098 x305
or 203-267-6732 x305
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