Published On: Tue, May 27th, 2014

Volunteers sought for breeding bird survey  

A partnership of organizations is seeking volunteers for the fifth year of a volunteer breeding bird monitoring and education program that will be conducted this spring and summer at two early-successional habitat sites along the Little Tennessee River.

The program is a partnership between the Land Trust for the Little Tennessee (LTLT), Southern Appalachian Raptor Research (SARR), and the Fisheries and Wildlife Management program of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. The program is sponsored by the Cherokee Preservation Foundation’s Revitalization of Traditional Cherokee Artisan Resources (RTCAR) initiative, the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, North Carolina State University, and the Coweeta Long Term Ecological Research program.

During May to August, SARR will conduct eight monitoring samples at both LTLT’s Tessentee Bottomland Preserve and EBCI’s Cowee Mound property. Volunteers are needed to assist in all aspects of the survey work and will receive training and supervision from SARR field biologists and technicians.

For a calendar of sampling dates, visit http://bigbaldbanding.org/calendar/. Info: bigbaldbanding@gmail.com or 736-1217

– LTLT

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