*Tomorrow, Tuesday, September 20th, 7:00 P.M.*

*Great Gull Island*


*Presenters: Helen Hays and Joe DiCostanzo*


*Location: Brooklyn Public Library Central Branch
<http://www.bklynlibrary.org/locations/central> at Grand Army Plaza*

Helen Hays and Joe DiCostanzo, researchers at the Museum of Natural
History, will present highlights from more than 40 years of research,
monitoring and habitat support of the nesting Roseate and Common terns on
Great Gull Island in Eastern Long Island Sound. Currently a record 9,500
Common tern pairs and 1300 Roseate tern pairs nest there. Discovery of
abnormal nestlings sounded the early warnings on toxic levels of PCBs in
the Sound in the 1970’s. A large number of volunteers assist during the
breeding season, and the project has partners in South America where they
discovered the first concentration of Roseate terns in the non-breeding
season.

http://www.brooklynbirdclub.org/meetings.htm

Dennis Hrehowsik
Brooklyn

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