Milford Point 2020 Nesting Season: Piping Plovers and American Oystercatchers

Tuesday, Apr 13, 2021 at 7:00pm

West Hartford, CT 06127

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Speaker: Katerina “Kat” Gillis   

The Milford Point shoreline is home to many nesting shorebird species including the American Oystercatcher,  Least and Common Terns, and Piping Plover. The birds arrive in late March and spend the duration of the summer nesting and raising their young. The Connecticut Audubon Society and the Audubon Alliance, help by taking necessary precautions to protect these birds. This presentation highlights the 2020 nesting season for these shorebirds and how these birds were able to overcome the challenges to successfully raise their young. Katerina Gillis is currently working on the last semester of her Master’s thesis program in Wildlife Conservation and Biology at Central Connecticut State University (CCSU). She has worked as the Coastal Ranger at Milford Point Audubon assisting in preparations for Piping Plovers’ nesting and engaging with the public. In winters, Kat is a wildlife technician with CCSU, installing game cameras throughout the state in hopes to detect Fishers for her thesis. Currently, she has installed over 200+ cameras and hiking over 1800 hours during the last three winter seasons.  

Please contact Annette Pasek or Fran D’Amico if you have any questions regarding this program:

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