|Date: ||Fri, 6 May 2011 16:12:08 -0400|
|Reply-To: ||"Lydia C. Thompson" <lcbirdramlbe7@GMAIL.COM>|
|Sender: ||Georgia Birders Online <GABO-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>|
|From: ||"Lydia C. Thompson" <lcbirdramlbe7@GMAIL.COM>|
|Subject: ||Wilson's Plovers on Jekyll and one solution (long)|
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The Wilson's Plover are nesting on Jekyll. John Galvani is checking
on one Wilson's Plover just north of Glory Boardwalk on Jekyll. There
are at least three pairs at the south end of Jekyll near Jekyll Point.
Will any of these birds succeed in fledging young?
On May 2, I turned in a Together/Green Fellowship Application. It
took me three months to pull it together and consumed much of my time.
One of the requirements of this program is to have a Conservation
Action Project. The project was the easiest part of this application.
It is a volunteer based interpretive program I call "Operation Plover
Patrol." I proposed a long-range twofold strategy to help these
nesting & resting birds especially at the south end of Jekyll. Both
strategies are educationally based:
1. Create an entertaining PowerPoint program for civic organizations
and schools in Glynn and McIntosh Counties. This program will
highlight the birds and the problems they face. It will present easy
solutions we can do to help these birds.
2. Initiate an on-site program at the South end of Jekyll. The area
is known as Jekyll Point. This would be a volunteer group. They
would act as interpreters during critical times for the birds at the
south end of Jekyll.
This fellowship application is a long shot but it is important to try.
As I worked on the application, I became focused. I am attempting to
start this Operation Plover Patrol this year.
But I cannot do it alone. On May 9th the Laughing Gulls (a birding
team) are going to do a "Big Day" in Glynn & McIntosh Counties in
Georgia. Our aim is to break last year’s total of seeing 138
different bird species in one 24-hour period – a “Big Day” of birding.
If you would like to know more about Operation Plover Patrol, please
email me off this list. I will send you an information sheet.
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