Fred Elser First Sunday Science: Connecticut’s American Oystercatchers, the Success Story and their Uncertain Future
Sold Out - Sunday, February 5, 2:00 - 3:00 pm
Each spring many species of shorebirds migrate north and land on the shores of Connecticut. Some stay to nest and raise their young, while others rest before continuing their journeys north. One of these is the American Oystercatcher. This large striking shorebird stands out in the seascape with its long red-orange bill and black, white and brown plumage. Its story is one of success and hope; however, because of the increasing threat from climate change and habitat loss, its future is uncertain. Join me, Elizabeth Amendola, Audubon Connecticut’s Coastal Program Coordinator to learn more about American Oystercatchers in Connecticut and what you can do to ensure that this amazing species is thriving on our shores for many more generations to come. This program is free of charge, but reservations are required. Held at the Floren Family Environmental Center at Innis Arden Cottage, Greenwich Point Park, Old Greenwich, CT.