4/2/2016 - Birds of Western CT

Saturday, April 2, 2016

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

We’ll take you on a virtual bird walk of our favorite birds found in Western CT with beautiful photographs and even their sounds!  Most of these photographs come from The Bent of the River sanctuary which was recognized as an Important Bird Area for its unique habitats, and the birds of High Conservation Priority nesting on the sanctuary.  

Presented By: Ken Elkins - Education Program Manager, Audubon Center at Bent of the River. 
Ken's interest in birds started when he was 10 years old, while watching the birds at his grandmother's feeders in Vermont, and he has been obsessed ever since. After earning a degree in Environmental Biology, he started his career in conservation education at Westmoor Park and quickly moved onto Connecticut Audubon Society. There he honed his natural history knowledge leading many EcoTravel trips, competing in the World Series of Birding and directing their education programs for all 5 centers. In 2008, Ken moved onto National Audubon, where he's the Education Program Manager at the Audubon Center at Bent of the River in Southbury. Most recently, Ken was recognized as a Toyota TogetherGreen Fellow and created a nationally recognized therapeutic program using birds to engage people with dementia, called Bird Tales.