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Annual Banquet – Chris S. Elphick: “Canaries” in the Saltmarsh: The Conservation of Saltmarsh Sparrows and Other Tidal Marsh Birds

May 12, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Don’t miss this festive event—always great company, great food, and a great program. Reservations required; watch the spring newsletter, Club emails, and the Club website for details and reservation forms. Early reservations are greatly appreciated!

Please remember to bring cash to the banquet to pay for your drinks at the cash bar and to buy tickets for the always-fun raffle of interesting, exciting, and worthwhile prizes!

Banquet speaker and program

Chris, a professor in UConn’s Dept. of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, is well known for his research on aquatic species that occur in wetland or agricultural habitats. Tonight he discusses tidal marsh birds, with a special focus on the Saltmarsh Sparrow. With increased coastal development and rising sea levels, tidal marsh birds face many threats. Among the saltmarsh specialists that nest in Connecticut, Saltmarsh Sparrow is most vulnerable. We’ll learn about the status of tidal marsh birds not just in Connecticut but throughout the Northeast, and we’ll hear about the specific threats faced by Saltmarsh Sparrows. Chris will also talk about ongoing research on how to conserve these birds and on the effects of Hurricane Sandy and habitat restoration.



May 12, 2016
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Amarante's Restaurant
62 Cove St, New Haven, CT 06512 United States
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