Hello Cayuga Birders, Just a couple quick updates.
The hay fields near Freese and Hanshaw Roads that have been mowed right at fledging time for Bobolinks, Meadowlarks, and other grassland birds was mowed again this year at that critical time for birds. Some good news is that we continue to discuss the issue with folks at Cornell, and are very happy that staff with the Lab of Ornithology, Cornell Botanic Gardens (which manages lots of grassland throughout the county), and the College of Ag and Life Sciences are meeting fairly frequently to pull together ideas for research and to arrive at practical solutions. Finally, the issue of managing grasslands for birds and agriculture is highlighted in the June issue of Birding magazine (from the American Birding Association). Our work with Cornell University is prominently highlighted in the article ("The Grassland Conundrum"). Jody Jody W. Enck, PhD Conservation Social Scientist, and Founder of the Sister Bird Club Network 607-379-5940 -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http://firstname.lastname@example.org/maillist.html 2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds 3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html Please submit your observations to eBird: http://ebird.org/content/ebird/ --