BCR 134: Frank Gallo, Birding in Connecticut



FRANK GALLO is a leading expert on where to find birds in Connecticut and has led birding expeditions all over the world. Frank is a member of the Connecticut Avian Rare Records Committee, and a federally licensed master bird bander.  Frank’s new book, Birding in Connecticut, a guide to where, when, and how to find birds in the state. Published date of May 2018. 

Birding in Connecticut is the definitive guide to where, when and, how to find birds in the state. Packed with information valuable to birders of all skill levels, from species accounts and a first-of-a kind cumulative list of rare bird sightings to a host of tips and tricks to finding and identifying birds. It is an invaluable resource on the habits and habitats of Connecticut’s birdlife, with clear and up-to-date bar graphs showing seasonal occurrence and abundance for every Connecticut bird species. It is the first guide of its kind to offer QR code links to continually updated information on the occurrence and abundance of birds at each location. Beautifully illustrated with color photographs and maps, Birding in Connecticut is the perfect companion for experts and novices alike.

Book Giveaway Contest: BCR will be giving away a copy of his newly released book at the end of this episode. You must answer both the two questions to win a copy of the book at the end of this show. Please contact Mardi Dickinson by sending your contact information with your two answers. First one to guess correctly will be contacted, posted and announced on BirdCallsRadio. 

Show Notes:

  • Your relationship with the Late Dr. Noble Proctor
  • Interest in the natural world and birds?
  • What inspired you to write Birding in Connecticut?
  • Key elements of the book.
  • anything tht surprised you about Connecticut’s birdlife and birding locations?
  • Favorite birding site
  • What criteria were used to evaluate the sites for inclusion?
  • Which Connecticut sites have the highest recorded number of species

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