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Posts Tagged "Audubon Alliance for Coastal Waterbirds"

Piping Plovers in Connecticut Post

Posted by on Jan 3, 2017

Piping Plovers in Connecticut Post

Thanks to the Connecticut Post for talking about our work in the Audubon Alliance for Coastal Waterbirds with Audubon Connecticut! The Connecticut nesting populations have done wonderfully during our work in the past five seasons, setting numerous records, but this year will be difficult after Hurricane Matthew hammered their wintering grounds in the...

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RTPI 2016 Highlights

Posted by on Dec 30, 2016

RTPI 2016 Highlights

The Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History wishes you a very Happy New Year! Here are some of our most popular blog posts and memorable highlights of 2016 at RTPI… This Snowy Owl blog entry from last January claimed the #1 spot in 2016, and considering our logo, we feel this is very appropriate! Check out those eyes: http://rtpi.org/snowy-owl-eyes/   One of the more touching days of our year was a celebration of Noble Proctor’s life at a BioBlitz Challenge at Hammonasset Beach State Park in Madison, Connecticut on May 14. Noble Proctor was one of Roger Tory Peterson’s...

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2016 AAfCW Totals

Posted by on Dec 28, 2016

2016 AAfCW Totals

I thought it would be a terrific time to update everyone on our Piping Plover and American Oystercatcher numbers for 2016 as we near the end of our year. RTPI is proud to be a partner with Audubon Connecticut for the Audubon Alliance for Coastal Waterbirds‘ (AAfCW) sixth season in 2017, an active conservation, education and outreach project that provides stewardship and survey efforts by volunteers and staff working to help the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) and Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (CT DEEP) in an innovative joint initiative on...

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Summer Sunset

Posted by on Aug 10, 2016

Summer Sunset

This has been one nonstop summer for the Roger Tory Peterson Institute’s art, education and conservation work in Connecticut. It feels like just the other day I was enjoying the peak of spring bird migration, and here we are entering mid-August. In reality we have been going full speed ahead since mid-March and the beginning of the Audubon Alliance for Coastal Waterbirds season which continues even now with birds still yet to fledge in the next couple of weeks. The Bridgeport WildLife Guards are still on duty at Pleasure Beach for another week and a half. The below photos were taken at...

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Pleasure Beach Teaching

Posted by on Aug 7, 2016

Pleasure Beach Teaching

Pleasure Beach teaching continues as the Bridgeport WildLife Guards are really reaching the people heading to the shore these hot summer days during the height of vacation season. A varied audience of fishermen, beachgoers and sunbathers, families and children, and naturalists are all interacting with our crew by taking brochures about birds like the American Oystercatcher or Piping Plover, signing the Be A Good Egg pledge to help protect waterbirds on our beaches, or enjoying some of the hands-on activities the Guards have to offer. Let’s take a look… Amazingly there are only a...

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