Hi VTBirders,

Judith Scarl, of Vermont Center for Ecostudies, will be presenting *Mountain
Birdwatch 2.0: Revolutionizing Monitoring for Conservation ***this Friday as
part of the Naturalist Journeys Lecture Series.  Please see below for event

*Mountain Birdwatch 2.0
**Friday, February 25, 7:00 pm *at the Unitarian Church of Montpelier
High elevation conifer forests of the Northeast support a distinctive bird
assemblage and are threatened by airborne pollutants and human-related
development.  In addition, mountain forests of the Northeast are under
pressure from recreational development, cell tower construction, windfarm
development, acid rain, and climate change.  Mountain Birdwatch(MBW) was
launched in the spring of 2000 in order to establish a long-term monitoring
program for Bicknell's Thrush and other montane forest birds.  Jude Scarl,
who runs MBW with Vermont Center for Ecostudies, will discuss why montane
ecosystems are important, how climate change might affect these ecosystems
(and why they're so vulnerable), the MBW program, and the birds.

See other lectures at the Naturalist Journeys

Thanks and good birding,

p.s.  A large flock of Goldfinches (30+) continues at the North Branch
Nature Center, joined today by Pine Siskins (and seen by our winter camp

Larry Clarfeld
Environmental Educator
Youth Birding Coordinator

North Branch Nature Center
713 Elm St.
Montpelier, VT 05602
(802) 229-6206
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