BCR 119: Corrie Folsom-O’Keefe, Bird Conservation Manager

Corrie Folsom-O’Keefe is the Bird Conservation Program Manager for Audubon Connecticut, the state office of the National Audubon Society. In this position she leads the Audubon Alliance for Coastal Waterbirds and also manages Stratford Point in Connecticut. Corrie is also a pilot and is involved with the Civil Air Patrol. Corrie has conducted field work involving birds in Belize, the Bahamas, Nova Scotia, the Farallon Islands, and CT.

Show Notes:

  • The effects of surrounding landscape on the abundance and breeding success of shrub land birds in power line corridors.
  • Duties as a Bird Conservation Program Manager.
  • Stratford Point, what are the short terms plans for this wonderful site.
  • Audubon Alliance for Coastal Waterbirds.
  • What is your involvement with the Piping Plovers?
  • Volunteers can be very valuable to any conservation mission.
  • IBA – Important Bird Areas – Tell us about IBA’s and their importance in Connecticut.
  • Wild Life Guards program.
  • Civil Air Patrol
  • Does being a pilot help you with your job?
  • Where are your favorite places to go birding in CT?

Mentioned In Episode:

Audubon Alliance for Coastal Waterbirds – ctwaterbirds@gmail.com

Corrie Folsom-O’Keefe – cfolsom-okeefe@audubon.org

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