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What’s Buzzing in Vermont: Golden-winged Warblers in the Champlain Valley

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October 15, 2018

7:15 pm - 9:15 pm

Immanuel Lutheran Church

with Mark LaBarr, Audubon Vermont

This talk will focus on Audubon Vermont’s work with Golden-winged Warblers, from our early surveys in the Champlain Valley to our geolocator work on both Golden-winged and Blue-winged warblers. Also discussed will be current conservation efforts to create and maintain Golden-winged Warbler habitat in the Valley.

Mark LaBarr is Conservation Biologist and Program Manager at Audubon Vermont, the state program of the National Audubon Society. He oversees conservation projects, project staff and volunteers including the Champlain Valley Bird Initiative and the Endangered Species Recovery Project. As a biologist Mark’s focus is on the Common Tern Recovery Project as well as efforts to better understand breeding populations of Golden-winged Warblers and other shrubland obligates in the Champlain Valley. Mark is Master bird bander and runs the bird banding station at the Green Mountain Audubon Center. Mark is the Chair of the Scientific Advisory Group on Birds for the VT Endangered and Threatened Species Committee, and served on the Bird Technical Committee for the State’s Wildlife Action Plan. He obtained his undergraduate degree in Wildlife Biology from the University of Vermont and a master’s degree in Education from St. Michael’s College.

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