Vermont's very own Vermont Center for Ecostudies (VCE) will be featured
this Sunday on National Geographic's Wild Chronicles television show.
Filmed this past February, the Wild Chronicles segment highlights VCE's
long-term studies of Bicknell's Thrush and other migrant and resident
species on Hispaniola. The feature includes vivid footage of several of
Hispaniola's 31 endemic species, some of which are among the most rare
and threatened of Caribbean birds.
"The tropical environment of the Dominican Republic is a long way from
home for National Geographic grantee Chris Rimmer," according to
National Geographic, which has helped to fund VCE's work on Hispaniola.
"Like the birds he studies, Rimmer migrates to this biologically rich
island to conduct his research. The goal of Rimmer's pioneering research
on the island is to compile a comprehensive database of both migrant and
resident bird species that will lead to sound conservation practices."
On Vermont Public Television, the segment is scheduled to run on Sunday,
April 20, at 1:00 pm. For broadcast times in other areas check local
listings at http://www.nationalgeographic.com/donate/wildchronicles/.
I know it will be tempting to be out birding on Sunday, but be sure to
come home for lunch and check out what should be a great piece!