Date: 6/6/18 4:46 pm
From: Joan Collins <joan.collins...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Adirondack Birding Festival Keynote Speaker: Chris Rimmer
Hi Everyone,



This year's Adirondack Birding Festival Keynote Speaker is Chris Rimmer,
Executive Director of the Vermont Center for Ecostudies. The talk will take
place at 4 p.m. on Friday, June 8, 2018 at the Adirondack Experience, The
Museum on Blue Mountain Lake. It is sponsored by Northern New York Audubon.
Here is a short description:



Bicknell's Thrush: Conserving a Bird of Two Worlds



The Bicknell's Thrush is one of North America's most rare and vulnerable
songbirds. Nesting only in mountaintop forests of northern New England and
New York, and wintering primarily on the island of Hispaniola (Dominican
Republic and Haiti), Bicknell's Thrush faces numerous threats to its
long-term survival. On its breeding grounds, these include atmospheric
pollution, ski area development, communications tower construction, wind
power development, mercury contamination, and climate change. The species'
limited winter habitats are under siege from deforestation, caused by human
population pressures. Since 1992, Vermont Center for Ecostudies (VCE)
Executive Director Chris Rimmer has led efforts to conserve the species and
these habitats on which it depends. Rimmer will discuss this fascinating and
rare songbird, VCE's efforts to study it in New England and the Caribbean,
and how Bicknell's Thrush represents a vital conservation link across
international boundaries.



I hope you can attend!



Joan Collins

Editor, New York Birders

Long Lake, NY

(315) 244-7127 cell

(518) 624-5528 home

http://www.adirondackavianexpeditions.com/

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