[CT Birds] Sandpiper at renchler field

jaybrd49 at aol.com jaybrd49 at aol.com
Wed Dec 16 10:50:17 EST 2015

Short grass prairie is the habitat of choice for Upland Sandpiper.  Thus, airports provide them what they need and they are quite capable of staying away from the airplanes taking off and landing.  

To answer the other part of this question, everyone should understand that Connecticut's Endangered Species law applies only to public (as in state-owned) property.  Private land, like Rentschler Field, does not come under the act as it now stands.  The act was passed by the legislature with the understanding that it would be only public land.  If private property had been included, the act would not have passed.  Sad story, but true.

Jay Kaplan




-----Original Message-----
From: Craig Minor via CTBirds <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
To: ctbirds <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
Sent: Tue, Dec 15, 2015 5:04 pm
Subject: [CT Birds] Sandpiper at renchler field

I have a question if the sandpipers breed here how come this area wasn't
protected ? And Also have they always bred here or Is this a new thing
since the airport was deactivated ? ( it was a,very active airport in the
80s and the grass was trimmed very short all the time ).   Craig .. vernon
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