[CT Birds] Monk Parakeet Nest Survey

Mona Cavallero mcavallero1 at comcast.net
Mon Nov 19 16:04:07 EST 2012


I totally agree with mike on his response post and the reasons why
Mona Cavallero

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On Nov 19, 2012, at 3:06 PM, Michael Richardson <michael_s_richardson at hotmail.com> wrote:

> 
> 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.
> 
> -Mike
> 
> 
>> 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
>> ___________________________________
>> Kevin Burgio (CV)<http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/eebedia/images/b/bb/Burgio_CV2.pdf>
>> Ph.D. Student
>> NSF Graduate Research Fellow
>> University of Connecticut
>> Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Dept
>> U-3043 75 No. Eagleville Road
>> Storrs, CT  06269-3043
>> kevin.burgio at uconn.edu
>> (860) 486-3839
>> Monk Parakeet Research Website <http://www.eeb.uconn.edu/people/burgio>
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