Title: Julie Victoria: The Status of Raptors in Connecticut
Date: Thursday September 16, 2010
Time: 7:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Location: Jones Auditorium, CT Agricultural Experiment Station
Street: 123 Huntington Street
City State Zip: New Haven
Notes: Please Note: The September meeting will be held on the third Thursday of the month, Sept. 16, rather than the usual second Thursday to accommodate Rosh Hashanah on September 9.
As autumn arrives and birders begin to follow hawk migrations throughout the state, we welcome Julie Victoria, a wildlife bio- logist with 32 years of experience at the Connecticut DEP. She’ll discuss the efforts of the DEP’s Wildlife Diversity Program in tracking the American Bald Eagle, Peregrine Falcon, Osprey, and American Kestrel. Julie will give a brief life history of these birds in CT, using a colorful PowerPoint presentation of bird photographs. The history of these species will show their rise from near extinction, and in the case of the eagle and peregrine will demonstrate the current boom in successful breeding that has allowed the two species to be taken off the federal list of endangered species. Similarly, successful breeding has allowed the Osprey to be removed from the CT state list.