[CT Birds] Piping Plover Record Setting Success

Anthony Zemba ajzemba at gmail.com
Thu Jan 29 20:42:02 EST 2015

Way to go AudubonCT and Roger Tory Peterson Institute!!!
Congrats on a successful 2014!

Anthony Zemba
North Haven, CT

On Thu, Jan 29, 2015 at 7:52 PM, Scott Kruitbosch via CTBirds <
ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org> wrote:

> As we at the Audubon Alliance for Coastal Waterbirds (AAfCW - Audubon
> Connecticut and the Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History) gear
> up for spring and summer 2015 please save the date on Saturday, March 14th
> for 2015 shorebird stewardship volunteer training with the U.S. Fish &
> Wildlife Service, the Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental
> Protection, and AAfCW. Location and time TBD. Stay tuned for more details.
> Thanks to you in 2014 we helped the Connecticut population of Piping
> Plovers set an all-time record for the number of successfully fledged
> chicks at 116! Born from 51 pairs across Connecticut these young birds
> shattered the old state record of 101 fledged young in 2008. This is an
> astonishing success due to the efforts of over 400 volunteers across
> Connecticut and multiple partners including USFWS, CT DEEP, and AAfCW. We
> can also thank other partners including The Nature Conservancy and the
> Bridgeport WildLife Guards. Assistance from municipalities along the
> shoreline and via private landowners also contributed to the cause.
> Please share this accomplishment so that we can continue to spread the
> word on our waterbirds, retain volunteers and gain new stewards, and ensure
> funding for this critical conservation, education and outreach program.
> Only with your help both on the beaches and behind the scenes can we strive
> to make 2015 another banner year for AAfCW. Thank you again because none of
> this could happen without you! Please email ctwaterbirds at gmail.com to
> sign up as a volunteer.
> You can find more information about AAfCW in our blog:
> http://ctwaterbirds.blogspot.com/
> And on the RTPI website: http://rtpi.org/conservation/
> audubon-alliance-for-coastal-waterbirds/
> Scott Kruitbosch
> AAfCW Volunteer Coordinator
> --
> Scott Kruitbosch
> Conservation & Outreach Coordinator
> Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History
> 311 Curtis Street
> Jamestown, NY 14701
> 716-665-2473 x224
> skruitbosch at rtpi.org
> rtpi.org <http://www.rtpi.org>
> Celebrating Wild America 2015
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