[CT Birds] ROUGH GROUSE Sightings

Kathy Van Der Aue kathyvda at gmail.com
Fri Mar 8 10:03:36 EST 2013


Thanks for putting the statistics into an easily understood format, Paul.
I have contacted my legislators.


Kathy Van Der Aue
Southport, Connecticut
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On Fri, Mar 8, 2013 at 12:25 AM, Carrier Graphics <
carriergraphics at sbcglobal.net> wrote:

>
>
> Ntl. Audubon Soc. Christmas Bird Counts for the State of CT.
> Results of  ROUGH GROUSE  Sightings in 10 year increments :
>
>
> 1973 - Grouse counted-252, observers-842
>
> 1983 - Grouse counted-198, observers-755
>
> 1993 - Grouse counted-66, observers-788
>
> 2003 - Grouse counted-8, observers-855
>
> 2012 - Grouse counted-4, observers-694
>
> Only 4 Grouse counted for this years CBC count for the State of CT– and
> they are
> still on the States Hunting list? They need our help! Please call your
> State rep
> and tell them to take this declining bird off the States list of accepted
> hunted
> game birds! 4 birds seen in the entire State covered by 694 people birding
> the
> whole day is just unacceptable!
> 40 years ago – 252 Grouse, this year 4 – Why can't our State see, and do
> something about this???
>
> Paul Carrier - Harwinton
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