[CT Birds] looking for voluteers to conduct migratory bird abundance surveys.

Folsom-O'Keefe, Corrie cfolsom-okeefe at audubon.org
Mon Apr 9 15:06:47 EDT 2012

Dear CT birding Community,

      Are you looking forward to spring migration?  Are you planning on visiting local hotspots in search of warblers, vireos, orioles and other neotropical migrants? Audubon CT is seeking additional citizen scientists (volunteer birdwatchers) to participate in surveys of Neotropical migrant songbird abundance during spring migration.  Volunteers should have moderate - strong bird identification skills.

      We are asking participants to conduct simple 10-min. bird surveys (what bird species are present and how many of each species) at Greater New Haven Parks on at least four of the following Saturdays: April 21, 28th, May 5th, 12th and 19th.  The surveys will take a maximum of two hours to complete.

      There will be training sessions (not mandatory) on Friday April 13th at 10am and 7pm at the Quinnipiac River Watershed Association building on Oregon Rd. in Meriden that will focus on tips for identifying migrants by sight and sound. To volunteer or for more information, contact Corrie Folsom-O'Keefe (cfolsom-okeefe at audubon.org, 203-264-5098).

These songbird surveys are part of Audubon's Habitat Oases for Migrating Songbirds program, which seeks to identify, improve and conserve important stop-over habitat for migrating songbirds all along the Atlantic migratory flyway, focusing on urban areas and other landscapes where there is limited quality habitat.


Corrie Folsom-O'Keefe

Important Bird Areas Program Coordinator

Audubon Connecticut

185 East Flat Hill Road

Southbury, CT 06488

203-264-5098 (office)

cfolsom-okeefe at audubon.org

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