[CT Birds] Talk re Chimon Island Bird Colony

Angela Dimmitt angeladimmitt at aol.com
Fri Feb 3 10:41:48 EST 2017


On Thursday Feb.16, the history of the Chimon Island restoration project is the topic of the Western CT Bird Club's meeting, presented by Kris Vagos, Wildlife Biologist, and Shaun Roche, Visitor Services Manager, both working at Stewart B. McKinney National Wildlife Refuge. The meeting is at 7 PM (refreshments at 6:30) at The Heath, 655 Main Street South in Southbury.  No charge.













"Chimon Island Bird Colony: Past, Present and Future
In the 1970s and 80s Chimon Island in Norwalk was home to one of the largest colonies of great egrets, black-crowned night herons and other charismatic wading birds in New England. There were more than 1,000 nests of eight different species at its high point in 1988. The island was so important ecologically that groups like Connecticut Audubon and The Nature Conservancy partnered with Connecticut Congressman Stewart B. McKinney to see that it would be protected as a national wildlife refuge.
 
"In the early 1990s, the bird colony began to disappear. But recently the US Fish and Wildlife Service has begun efforts to restore this once vibrant colony. Join wildlife biologist Kris Vagos and Ranger Shaun Roche as they look at the Chimon Island bird colony: Past, Present and Future."



For more information, contact:
Angela Dimmitt
New Milford
angeladimmitt at aol.com






  
 
  





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