Shelburne Farms hosts presentation on bird conservation strategies

Bobolink
Bobolink

Community members are encouraged to attend a free presentation by University of New England’s Assistant Professor Noah Perlut on Monday, Aug. 25 from 6-8pm at Shelburne Farms in Shelburne. With expertise in Ornithology, grassland birds, ecology, breeding systems, survival, mating systems, conservation biology, animal behavior, and dispersal, Perlut’s stories of individual grassland birds and their young will inspire Vermont landowners and communities to help halt the declining populations of these birds in the northeastern United States.
Many Bobolinks and other birds born in and around Shelburne Farms return to breed within 1,500 miles of where they were born, generation to generation. This allows Shelburne Farms to uniquely tell the stories of bird families: where each was born, who its parents, siblings, and cousins were, where it migrated, where it returned, and its breeding success. Perlut will also discuss how the timing and intensity of haying and grazing affect these birds, and how management opportunities among Vermont’s farming and landowning community can balance bird and farmer needs.
Pre-registration is encouraged but not required. Visit registration@shelburnefarms.org with any questions.