As regular CFZ-watchers will know, for some time Corinna has been doing a column for Animals & Men and a regular segment on On The Track... particularly about out-of-place birds and rare vagrants. There seem to be more and more bird stories from all over the world hitting the news these days so, to make room for them all - and to give them all equal and worthy coverage - she has set up this new blog to cover all things feathery and Fortean.

Friday, 18 December 2015

State's 2nd bird breeding atlas to begin, span 5 years

Published 1:23 pm, Friday, December 11, 2015

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — State and federal officials have partnered with the University of Rhode Island over five years to map how birds are distributed in the state.

Rhode Island Public Radio reports (http://bit.ly/1Y83RX3 ) the data will be part of the state's second bird breeding atlas. The first was produced in the late 1980s.

Project manager Charles Clarkson says the project, spanning from 2016 to 2020, will show how bird populations have since changed. Data will indicate how the climate has either helped or hindered breeding.

Clarkson says the bird atlas will build on the first one by tracking migrating winter birds. He hopes to recruit more than 100 volunteers who will record their observations of breeding in numerous habitats.
A kickoff meeting to introduce the project is scheduled for Saturday.


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