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Vigilant volunteers on Connecticut beaches result in successful nesting season for threatened shorebirds.

Posted by on Nov 19, 2019

Vigilant volunteers on Connecticut beaches result in successful nesting season for threatened shorebirds.

Season recap reveals new details about where American Oystercatchers migrate, and historically low numbers for Least Terns. November 19, 2019– Thanks to the efforts of almost 100 volunteers on Connecticut’s beaches, two of the state’s most vulnerable shorebirds had highly successful breeding seasons in 2019, reflecting a generally safer shoreline locally for federally and state-threatened birds. The Audubon Alliance for Coastal Waterbirds announced that the 57 pairs of Piping Plovers that nested in the state fledged 1.72 chicks per pair, higher than the regional goal of 1.5 fledglings...

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Farewell to Bill Thompson III, a Great Friend of RTPI

Posted by on Mar 27, 2019

Farewell to Bill Thompson III, a Great Friend of RTPI

March 2019     #35stories     #rtpi35 Stories come in all shapes and sizes, and this one is beautiful and poignant, a story of life and loss. Our great friend Bill Thompson, III has passed away at his home in southeastern Ohio after a brief battle with pancreatic cancer. Bill was the publisher and editor of Bird Watcher’s Digest, the magazine launched by his parents Elsa and Bill, Jr. in 1978 “from our living room in Marietta, Ohio”, and was the author of numerous books on birds and nature. He created the “Bill of the Birds” blog and podcasts for bird watchers called...

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WildLife Guards Crew Leader Job Opening

Posted by on Jun 5, 2018

WildLife Guards Crew Leader Job Opening

Related to RTPI’s work with Audubon Connecticut in the Audubon Alliance for Coastal Waterbirds is our partnership on the Bridgeport WildLife Guards project: http://rtpi.org/education/wildlife-guards/ RTPI is once again teaming up with Audubon Connecticut to run the 2018 WildLife Guards program, which trains, mentors, and employs 16 local high schools students and four crew leaders who monitor nesting birds and engage visitors, families, and friends about two of Connecticut’s most important beaches and their wildlife. The WildLife Guards offer unique activities for children like...

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RTPI to Host Peterson Field Guide Party on June 6th

Posted by on May 29, 2018

RTPI to Host Peterson Field Guide Party on June 6th

RTPI will host a ‘Peterson Field Guide Party’ on Wednesday, June 6th from 5:00 – 7:00pm. Peterson field guides have been best sellers since the first edition of A Field Guide to the Birds was created by Roger Tory Peterson in 1934. RTPI’s current exhibit, “Roger Tory Peterson: The Life, The Work, The Legacy,” features stories about Peterson’s life and work, as well as original paintings, artifacts, memorabilia and personal effects from the Peterson Collection. This educational exhibition teaches visitors about Peterson’s dedication and contributions to art, conservation, and preservation of...

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ROGER TORY PETERSON’S WILD AMERICA NATURE FESTIVAL AT PANAMA ROCKS JULY 28 & 29

Posted by on Apr 27, 2018

ROGER TORY PETERSON’S WILD AMERICA NATURE FESTIVAL AT PANAMA ROCKS JULY 28 & 29

Roger Tory Peterson’s Wild America Nature Festival is returning for its second year on July 28 & 29. Headlining the event are Roger Tory Peterson’s son, Lee Peterson, nationally best-selling author Jennifer Ackerman, and famous animal expert Jeff Musial (with his animals). Lee Peterson, the younger of two sons of Roger Tory Peterson, has worked in the world of natural history his entire life and is the author/illustrator of A Field Guide to Edible Wild Plants of Eastern and Central North America. As a gastronomic botanist, he has lectured throughout the United States and Canada and, as a...

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