[CT Birds] Birdwatchers No Featherweights in Contributions to Economy

Zagorski, Sara szagorski at daypitney.com
Thu Jul 23 10:33:27 EDT 2009

Here is a link to a recent U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service news release
on birdwatching in the U.S. entitled "Birdwatchers No Featherweights in
Contributions to Economy".

Interesting statistics: The top five states with the most birding
participation are Montana, Maine, Vermont, Minnesota, and Iowa.
Connecticut came in at number 12. Total estimated number of birders in
the U.S. in  2006: 48 million. Equipment expenditures in 2006: $24

Sara Zagorski

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