[CT Birds] New Haven Bird Club Banquet

Larry Bausher LPBausher at comcast.net
Mon Apr 11 13:39:55 EDT 2016


Please note that the New Haven Bird Club’s Annual Banquet is only one month from now.    

Thursday, May 12, at Amarante's Restaurant, 62 Cove St, New Haven.  The banquet is open to the public, so bring your friends.  Social hour at 6 PM, dinner at 7 PM.  Reservations with payment ($35.00 per person, cash bar) and choice of entrée (Chicken, Vegetarian, or Filet Mignon with Shrimp) can be made online and are required by May 1.  No tickets are sold at the door.   Early reservations are appreciated.  For reservation details go to www.newhavenbirdclub.org <http://www.newhavenbirdclub.org/> and follow links to Events, Annual Banquet.  Bring cash to participate in raffle.

Guest Speaker: Chris S. Elphick.  Canaries in the Saltmarsh:  The Conservation of Saltmarsh Sparrows and Other Tidal Marsh Birds.  Chris, a professor in UConn’s Dept. of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, is well known for his research on aquatic species that occur in wetland or agricultural habitats. Tonight he discusses tidal marsh birds, with a special focus on the Saltmarsh Sparrow. With increased coastal development and rising sea levels, tidal marsh birds face many threats. Among the saltmarsh specialists that nest in Connecticut, Saltmarsh Sparrow is most vulnerable.  We’ll learn about the status of tidal marsh birds not just in Connecticut but throughout the Northeast, and we’ll hear about the specific threats faced by Saltmarsh Sparrows. Chris will also talk about ongoing research on how to conserve these birds and on the effects of Hurricane Sandy and habitat restoration.


Larry Bausher

West Haven

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