[CT Birds] Rusty Blackbird Spring Migration Blitz: Get Ready!

Scott Kruitbosch skruitbosch at rtpi.org
Tue Mar 15 12:44:06 EDT 2016

The Rusties are coming! Rusty Blackbirds are moving northward from their 
southeastern U.S. wintering grounds, and they are headed towards 
Connecticut, so get ready to go out and start searching! The Rusty 
Blackbird Spring Migration Blitz is now officially open in Connecticut, 
and we encourage all birders to participate.

Helping out is easy - bird as you normally do and search especially 
carefully for Rusty Blackbirds, and report your results to eBird under 
the “Rusty Blackbird Spring Migration Blitz” survey type. Or, visit one 
of our Rusty Blackbird Areas of Interest (visit our interactive map at 
to help us assess consistency of migratory timing and habitat use during 
spring migration.

For more information on Blitz objectives, along with Rusty Blackbird 
identification tips, data collection instructions, and data reporting 
information, you can find additional resources at 
http://rustyblackbird.org/outreach/migration-blitz/. We hope you’ll “get 
Rusty” with us to help conserve this elusive and vulnerable songbird!

Thank you!

Scott Kruitbosch
Conservation & Outreach Coordinator
Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History
311 Curtis Street
Jamestown, NY 14701-9620
skruitbosch at rtpi.org
www.rtpi.org <http://www.rtpi.org>
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