We have two quick announcements today:
1) We are seeking 3 seasonal waterbird technicians for shorebird conservation work in the Audubon Alliance for Coastal Waterbirds. Spend the summer outdoors with shorebirds and help to conserve them and get paid for it! Please see the details here: https://careers-audubon.icims.com/jobs/1743/coastal-waterbird-technician/job?mode=view
2) The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service asked us to pass along that they are closing off the tip of Smith's Point (at Milford Point) to public access due to the nesting birds out that way. You can monitor as usual in the Francis St. area and on the spit, but please try to remain out of the area of the Refuge beyond the private homes to the west of the Coastal Center on Smith's Point Road that goes towards the mouth of the Housatonic River and the salt marsh. The areas on the Long Island Sound side of the Coastal Center accessible from the platform, including the spit, are still open as always. Please bear in mind that this area is one of the only places for shorebirds to rest and very important for Piping Plovers and American Oystercatchers - visiting near low tide and keeping your distance whenever possible is best. Thanks!
Audubon Alliance for Coastal Waterbirds, Audubon Connecticut and the
Connecticut Audubon Society partnering to improve conditions for coastal
waterbirds in Connecticut.