Just one more quick reminder of the lecture tomorrow night in Montpelier:
*Grassland Bird Conservation in Vermont *
***Friday, January 14, 7pm @ the Unitarian Church of Montpelier (130 Main
**Fee: by donation*
Vermont is home to a suite of 9 species of birds that nest in our hayfields,
pastures, and recently abandoned agricultural land. These species have
shown steep, long-term population declines as a result of changes in land
use practices. Partially a response to the decrease in agricultural land in
Vermont and partially a response to more intensive agricultural management,
many of these species are rare, threatened, or endangered in Vermont. In
2002, *Allan Strong* and *Noah Perlut* began a study to examine the effects
of agricultural management practices on grassland birds. Their research
into the breeding biology of these species has led to a suite of management
practices that are designed to simultaneously maintain grassland bird
populations without affecting the farmer's bottom line.
Thanks, and good birding,
p.s. The Hawk Owl wasn't seen this morning, however some Snow Buntings were
seen in the same area!
Youth Birding Coordinator
North Branch Nature Center
713 Elm St.
Montpelier, VT 05602
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