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Bird Conservation in Western Massachusetts: from Cranes to Sparrows

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May 8, 2017

6:45 pm - 9:30 pm

Immanuel Lutheran Church

with Andrew Vitz, Massachusetts State Ornithologist

Andrew will discuss the various programs being conducted at the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife that are related to bird conservation in Western Massachusetts.  Topics that will be addressed include the status of Sandhill Cranes, American Kestrel conservation, managing for grassland and shrubland birds, and various other topics.

Bio:  Andrew received a B.S. degree from the University of Wisconsin and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the Ohio State University where he studied the effects of forest management on migratory songbirds.  Following graduate school, he was an avian ecologist at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History in Pennsylvania, where he managed the Powdermill Avian Research Center.  Andrew is currently the State Ornithologist for the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife where his focus is on bird conservation throughout the state.

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