Guest speaker Mary Ann McGarry, Associate Professor of Environmental Science and Policy at Plymouth State University, will present “The Bicknell’s Thrush and Sustainable Development.”
A rare native songbird — the Bicknell’s Thrush — has failed to be listed as a threatened species; however, data collected will inform ongoing conservation efforts.
This bird serves as a catalyst for considering how NH is linked to sustainable development in our home state as well as on the island of Hispaniola where Haiti and the Dominican Republic are co-located. The Bicknell’s Thrush breeds in the high peaks of NH and winters in the forests on Hispaniola. Saving this species means protecting its habitat in two regions and solving complex issues related to race, poverty, deforestation and natural resource management. Although the challenges are great, learn what is being done to raise awareness at both ends of the birds’ migratory route.
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