[CT Birds] Interesting Lecture at Birdcraft, free to CAS members

Kathy Van Der Aue kvda at optonline.net
Wed Sep 28 15:01:26 EDT 2011

Birdcraft Museum

Birds are declining at impressive rates.  Habitat loss, climate change,
development, fragmentation, and invasive species both here and abroad have
significantly challenged the conservation of migrant and resident birds.
Data collected from continental bird banding efforts can provide critical
information to help improve bird conservation at home and internationally.

Join Chespi Elizondo on October 6th at 6:00 pm at the Birdcraft Museum as he 
shares his knowledge of bird banding in Costa Rica.   Elizondo is Chair of 
the Western Hemisphere Bird Banding network, and National Coordinator for 
'Partners in Flight' in Costa Rica.

Elizondo will discuss how data can be used for establishing links between
the breeding and wintering grounds.  He will address the importance of a
continental, and ultimately hemispheric perspective and a commitment to
international cooperation for understanding resident and migratory species.
These efforts will continue to improve our understanding of the biology and 
life histories of species, leading to their improved conservation.  Elizondo 
will describe the integration of initiatives that include the Avian
Monitoring Project of the San Vito Bird Club, the Costa Rica Bird
Observatories, the Costa Rica Bird Banding Network and the Landbird
Monitoring Network of the Americas.

Advance registration is required.  Free for Connecticut Audubon Society
members. $5 for non members.  For reservations or more information call
203-259-6305 ext.109

Kathy Van Der Aue, Southport, CT
kvda at optonline.net

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