Sixty people attended the publication event for Connecticut State of the Birds 2018 at the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station in New Haven on November 29. The audience included members of the Connecticut Audubon Society’s Board of Directors, the Connecticut Ornithological Association and the New Haven Bird Club, and members of Connecticut Audubon’s regional center boards, in addition to the media.
Photography by Lesley Roy and Deirdra Wallin, as noted.
The audience of 60 people applauds the presentation. Photo by Lesley Roy.
Executive Director Patrick Comins, left, shares the stage with Milan Bull, senior director of science and conservation. Photo by Lesley Roy.
Three of Connecticut’s most active birders: Kathleen Van Der Aue, chair of Connecticut Audubon’s Board of Directors, flanked by Craig Repasz of the New Haven Bird Club, left, and Frank Mantlik, a member of the board of Connecticut Audubon’s Coastal Center at Milford Point. Photo by Lesley Roy.
Connecticut Audubon staffers Matt Bell, Heather Kordula, and Joe Attwater. Photo by Deirdra Wallin.
Susan Whalen, deputy commissioner of the CT DEEP, represented Commissioner Rob Klee, author of a report article titled “Birds Are Important to People, People Are Important to Birds.” Susan is a member of Connecticut Audubon’s Board of Directors. Photo by Lesley Roy.
Report authors Laura Saucier of the CT DEEP (far left), Shaun Roche of the U.S. F. & W.S., and Chad Seewagen of the Great Hollow Nature Preserve with Katherine Blake of Audubon Connecticut. Photo by Lesley Roy.
Shaun Roche of the U.S. F.&W.S. summarized the article he wrote with his colleague, Chelsi Burns, about bird conservation in New Haven. Photo by Lesley Roy.
Connecticut Audubon’s CFO, Lisa Byrne; Education Director Michelle Eckman; and Anna Gault-Galjan, grants manager, left to right. Photo by Deirdra Wallin.
Connecticut Audubon Board member Michael Aurelia, left, discusses the report with Chad Seewagen of Great Hollow. Photo by Lesley Roy.
Frank Mantlik, left, and Connecticut Audubon EcoTravel Director Andy Griswold. Photo by Lesley Roy.
State Board member Michael Aurelia and Coastal Center Board member Gilles Carter after the presentation. Photo by Deirdra Wallin.
Susan Whalen, left, with Coastal Center Board members Joe Krajci and Cheryl Cappiali. Photo by Deirdra Wallin.
A rapt audience. Photo by Deirdra Wallin.