[CT Birds] CTYBC Trip - Birdcraft Sanctuary

Alex Burdo aburdo10 at gmail.com
Fri Apr 20 17:12:12 EDT 2012

Hi All,

This info taken from the CTYBC site. More info and updates and more
upcoming trips can be found here: http://connecticutybc.wordpress.com/.

Sunday, May 6, 2012
Birdcraft Sanctuary, Fairfield

The Birdcraft Sancuary in Fairfield is one of the premier migrant traps in
all of Fairfield county. At just six acres, this spot is tiny compared to
most, but packs a list of over 120 species in addition to being a haven for
migrants. On the morning of May 6th, the members of the CTYBC are in for a
special treat in which they will get to witness and participate in the
banding of birds on the property of the sanctuary by the Birdcraft banding
crew. In addition to being able to document and study migrants, banding
allows very close views of wild birds and is a unique opportunity for study
of plumages and molts. Furthermore, the experience of getting to hold and
release a captive bird is something one soon won’t forget!

The sanctuary should be crawling with migrants and we should encounter many
species in addition to the ones we’re able to catch in the nets. The trip
begins at 7:00am in the banding room at Birdcraft with the first check of
the nets scheduled for around 8. We’ll likely spend around three to four
hours at the Birdcraft before either moving to another spot in the area

Anyone interested in coming should contact Alex Burdo at
aburdo10 at gmail.comwith your address, phone number, age and
transportation plans.

Directions to the Birdcraft and some general information can be found at
the Connecticut Audubon Society’s web site:
Also, check out Alex Burdo’s blog (http://floridascrubjay.wordpress.com)
and the Connecticut Society Blog (http://ctaudubon.blogspot.com/) to see
what previous trips to the Birdcraft have produced.

We hope you can join us! New members are ALWAYS welcome!

Alex Burdo

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