Nashaway Chapter Program Contact: Richard Maloon, 424-5621, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
June 19, 2013 Rusty Blackbird Project: Dr. Carol Foss, Director of Conservation (NH Audubon): Nashua Public library 7-9 pm
This species has experienced a significant decline over the last four decades, and is the focus of research efforts in both the United States and Canada. The New Hampshire Rusty Blackbird Project is focused in northeastern Coos County, where surveys have documented more than 20 pairs. Field research includes documenting breeding sites, nesting success and productivity, habitat characteristics, site fidelity of color-banded birds, and radio telemetry of adults and fledglings. Collaborative research with the University of Georgia and several other institutions includes tissue sampling to investigate diet, genetics, blood parasites, and mercury levels. Join New Hampshire native Carol Foss as she gives us the latest scoop on over forty years of observations on the bird we usually associate with spring. Join Audubon Nashaway chapter at the Nashua Public library at 7pm for this program. All programs are open to the public.