With the change in season, many birds that headed south over the winter are coming back to the northeast. This hour, we sit down with Connecticut’s state ornithologist.
It’s the time of year birds are finding mates and raising chicks. What behaviors should we be on the lookout for?
We also learn about a citizen science project happening in the state: the Connecticut Bird Atlas.
And we take your calls, tweets, and emails. What birds are you on the lookout for this spring?
- Dr. Margaret Rubega - Connecticut State Ornithologist and professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at UConn (@ProfRubega)
- Dr. Min Huang – Wildlife biologist with CT DEEP and the head of the Migratory Bird Program; lead on the Connecticut Bird Atlas
- Frank Gallo - Author of Birding in Connecticut; he is also a birding guide with Sunrise Birding Tours
Chion Wolf contributed to this show.