Celebrate Cerulean Warblers with Author Katie Fallon
A Virtual Presentation
Thursday, February 11, 7:00 pm
Cerulean Warblers are one of the fastest-declining Neotropical Migratory songbirds with populations declining significantly, down 70 percent since 1966. They are listed as “Near Threatened” on the International Union for Conservation of Nature Red List (IUCN) and as a species of “Special Concern” in Connecticut. Population threats include deforestation on their wintering grounds in South America and in the northeast, fragmentation of habitat, and habitat loss.
Marvelwood School, the Kent Land Trust, and the University of Connecticut Natural Resources Conservation Academy (NRCA) invite you to a virtual presentation by Katie Fallon, author of Cerulean Blues: A Personal Search for a Vanishing Songbird. Ms. Fallon will describe the plight of the Cerulean Warbler, a tiny migratory songbird, and its struggle to survive in ever-shrinking bands of suitable habitat. This program will also touch upon local, regional, and global conservation efforts to help protect this vulnerable species.
Prior to Ms. Fallon’s talk, Marvelwood and the Kent Land Trust will briefly introduce their experience managing habitat for Ceruleans on land trust property, and the Natural Resources Conservation Academy will touch upon their programs and potential projects students might undertake to help study Ceruleans Warblers and/or other wildlife in the state. There will be a brief question and answer session following the presentation. Free and open to the public.
For questions or more information about the event, contact Marvelwood Science Department Chair Laurie Doss: 860-927-0047 / firstname.lastname@example.org