[CT Birds] Audubon Greenwich Raptor Conference

streatham2003 at aol.com streatham2003 at aol.com
Tue May 4 21:02:46 EDT 2010

Hi All,

Just thought I'd send on the following message I received about the Audubon Raptor Conference taking place this weekend at Audubon Greenwich. It looks like being an amazing event with lots of great speakers from Hawk Mountain and Veracruz 'River of Raptors' amongst a star studded line up. A great chance to meet up with other like minded individuals from across the Tri-state area and beyond and find out practical ways to support and get involved in important state, national and international conservation efforts. 

More details about the various happenings over the weekend below.

Luke Tiller, Greenwich


On International Migratory Bird Day Weekend
Friday & Saturday, May 7 - 8, 2010

"Monitoring and Managing Raptor Populations: Forging a Collaboration of Professional & Volunteer Conservationists"
Join people from across the hemisphere for a collaborative conferenceto identify raptor management priorities and opportunities to engageCitizen Scientists in these strategies. Events start on Friday nightand continue all day on Saturday.  This raptor conservation conferenceis open to the public. Event details follow. Registration can becompleted online or by phone. To register online, please use the linkbelow. To register by phone, please contact Audubon's Events andCommunications Manager, Jeff Cordulack at 203-869-5272 x239 to sign up.https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/105389. The $30 registration fee includes Friday night's reception, Saturday's conference, and lunch on Saturday.


Friday, May 7
6:00 - 9:00 pm: Special Reception & Presentation:
Join Audubon's guests and Dr. Chris Farmer, Senior Research Biologistfor the Acopian Center for Conservation at Hawk Mountain Sanctuary,when he discusses the status of the American Kestrel and highlights thestruggles of this iconic species. Friday's event is included withconference registration or $15 suggested donation is welcome at thedoor. If you do not plan on attending the conference on Saturday butwould like to join the Friday reception, do so and RSVP by May 6. RSVPscan be left with Jeff at 203-869-5272 x239.

Saturday, May 8
6:30-8:00 am: Early Morning Bird Walk - Meet in the main parking lot atAudubon Greenwich. RSVP appreciated, leave a message at 203-869-5272x221.
8:00-9:00 am: Annual Birders Breakfast - Join the annual tradition of ahearty breakfast in the Ketay-Asnes Barn at Audubon Greenwich. Park inmain lot and follow the paved driveway and pathway to the red barn.RSVP required. Leave a message at 203-869-5272 x221 by May 6.
9:00 am - 5:00 pm: Raptor Science Conference
A full day of panel discussions, exhibits, and special presentationswill feature Keynote Speaker, Laurie J. Goodrich, the Senior MonitoringBiologist, Acopian Center Hawk Mountain Sanctuary. She will present"From Counts to Conservation: Geography and Conservation of MigratoryRaptors in the Americas".
This special day will also feature international guests, Elisa PeresBarbosa & Eduardo Martinez from ProNatura in Veracruz, Mexico. Theywill present on "The River of Raptors Project in Veracruz, Mexico".RSVP required by May 6. Follow the links below to sign up online.
6:00 - 9:00 pm: Post-Conference Dinner in the Ketay-Asnes Barn
Audubon Greenwich will also host a special dinner on Saturday nightwith many of the visiting scientists, Audubon supporters and otherspecial guests in the Ketay-Asnes Barn. To sign up for this additionalevent and the conference at the same time, use the online registrationsite and select the 'May 8' option from the tickets menu whenregistering for the raptor conservation conference.  Dinner: $30 perperson. Space is limited. If you will only attend this dinner and notthe conference events, please RSVP to Jeff by May 6 at 203-869-5272x239.

More conference information and the list of speakers and co-sponsors, visit: http://greenwich.audubon.org/News.html.
FOR DIRECT ACCESS TO THE ONLINE REGISTRATION WEBSITE, CLICK HERE: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/105389.

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