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Shorebird Monitor Training Completed

Posted on Mar 18, 2015

On Saturday, March 14, the Audubon Alliance for Coastal Waterbirds (Audubon Connecticut and the Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History), U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, and the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection completed successful training sessions for many of our fantastic past and new volunteer monitors.

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Biologist Laura Saucier from the Connecticut DEEP Wildlife Division talks about threats facing the Piping Plover during a refresher for past volunteers

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RTPI Conservation & Outreach Coordinator Scott Kruitbosch discusses the logistics of the season

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Shaun Roche from the Stewart B. McKinney National Wildlife Refuge goes over volunteer responsibilities

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We had a great turnout of new volunteers!

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Officer Stone from the State Environmental Conservation Police talks about important contacts to have if you see illegal activity

These citizen scientists and educators will hit the beaches come April, monitoring Piping Plovers and American Oystercatchers with other species like the Least and Common Terns soon to come. If you would like to join us on the Connecticut shore this spring and summer please email us at ctwaterbirds@gmail.com to sign-up.

Scott Kruitbosch
Conservation & Outreach Coordinator