[CT Birds] Monk Parakeet Nest Survey

Michael Richardson michael_s_richardson at hotmail.com
Mon Nov 19 15:06:43 EST 2012

Hello Kevin,

I think it would be helpful for you to perhaps explain the intent of your research, and if, for example, you intend to make this information publicly available.  A number of people in this state want to see them eradicated due to the problems of their nest and their noisy callings.  Personally, I wouldn't want to contribute towards that goal.  Even if that isn't the intent of your research, such information posted online could easily make their eradication a reality.


> Date: Mon, 19 Nov 2012 14:59:48 -0500
> From: kevin.burgio at gmail.com
> To: ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org
> Subject: [CT Birds] Monk Parakeet Nest Survey
> CT Birders,
> As you may (or may not) know, I am a UConn Ph.D. student in the in the
> ornithology lab where I study Monk Parakeets.  Currently, I am working on a
> project that aims to categorize the distribution of Monk Parakeets within
> Connecticut.  To do this, I need to find as many of their active nests as
> possible this winter and I am hoping the birding community can help point
> me in the right direction.
> The reason I am writing is that it would be extremely helpful if anyone
> with knowledge of the location of any active Monk Parakeet nests could
> share it with me, either through email (kevin.burgio at gmail.com) or through
> my website: http://www.eeb.uconn.edu/people/burgio/report-sighting.htm .
> While any information you could share with me would be much appreciated, if
> you could let me know the following about each nest (to the best of your
> knowledge): precise location (street address, GPS, or a detailed
> description), approximate age (if known), if currently active (presence of
> Monks, active building, etc.), and nesting substrate (tree, utility pole,
> etc.).  I am interested in historic nests, however, I am focused primarily
> on nests you've seen in the past few months or ones you know still exist.
> Thank you all in advance!
> Kevin - Hamden
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