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Rusty Blackbird Blitz 2016 Update

Posted on May 2, 2016

Thank you to everyone who has submitted Rusty Blackbird sightings to eBird this spring! Although today marks the close of the target Blitz dates in Connecticut, the Blitz isn’t over! In 2015, Rusty migration was later than usual through many states, and birders were reporting Rusty Blackbirds in some southern states in early April, and in northern states through early May. Even outside of our official Blitz window for Connecticut, we still need all of your Rusty Blackbird observations to help understand Rusty Blackbird migratory timing and habitat use. The international Blitz runs through June 15, so please continue to submit your observations to the “Rusty Blackbird Spring Migration Blitz” protocol on eBird until then. Thanks for supporting this international initiative to learn more about Rusty Blackbirds!

Rusty Blackbirds Akeley Swamp 10-17-13

Scott Kruitbosch
Conservation & Outreach Coordinator