Date: 7/30/22 12:32 pm From: GLEN M CUMMINGS via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Subject: [CT Birds] Re: Cockonoe Tern Colony
Thank to both Chris and Bianca for their posts. Growing up on Saugatuck Shores from 1954 till the early 70’s, I remember going out to Cockonoe Island via a small 8 foot pram and also sailing out there doing overnights too. I really don’t remember there ever being a Tern colony there but sure do remember that there was a very active colony out beyond Pecks Light on Goose Island.
Did the colony on Goose Island move over to Cockonoe Island at some point in these later years?
Glen Cummings Hamden CT
From: Bianca Beland via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Sent: Saturday, July 30, 2022 1:12 PM
To: C Wood <cwood022...>
Cc: CT Bird Report <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Re: Cockonoe Tern Colony
I’ve mentioned the loss of island habitat situation to folks at work (DEEP Land and Water Resources Division). I had thoughts that perhaps dredging projects in the area (with suitable sediment chemistry and size) could supplement the areas losing material to rising tides and erosion. There
*may* be funding to conduct such restoration work on the island. However the project would need a managing authority. Please contact me at <mailto:<bianca.beland...> <bianca.beland...> if this is something you have the capacity and interest to manage as a project through a non profit like Audubon or municipal type position.
Thanks to Chris Wood and others for bringing to light the history and current status of the colony at Cockonoe!