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Citizen Science Training: Sparrow Swap Project

 

Description: This program will train you how to properly collect house sparrow eggs and send them to Sparrow Swap for analysis. Data collected will help find the most effective ways to minimize damage by house sparrows.  
Date: 3/18/2018
Time:1:00 pm-3:00 pm 
Location:James L. Goodwin Conservation Center
 23 Potter Road
 Hampton
Accessibility:Handicapped parking available, wheelchair accessible, for additional needs contact Beth Bernard at (860)455-9534.
Directions:http://www.ct.gov/deep/directions/goodwin
Contact:Jasper Sha at (860)455-9534
Contact Email:jasper.sha@ct.gov
Details:Nest boxes are being increasingly erected in hopes of attracting beautiful bluebirds, tree swallows, chickadees, and other birds. While it is great to see new birdhouses in our neighborhoods, many of these bird boxes are being used by the invasive house sparrow. The Sparrow Swap Project is a citizen scientist program with two objectives: test the effectiveness of house sparrow management strategies and determine whether house sparrow eggs might be a useful indicator of human exposure to environmental contaminants. Learn more about Sparrow Swap at https://scistarter.com/project/1380-Sparrow-Swap.
More Info on web:http://www.friendsofgoodwinforest.org


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