BCR 148: Chris Rimmer, Bicknell’s Thrush

Chris Rimmer is the Founding Executive Director of the Vermont Center for Ecostudies, a non-profit wildlife conservation group based in Norwich, Vermont.He completed undergraduate studies inWildlife Biology at the University of Vermont and graduate work in Ecology and Behavioral Biology at the University of Minnesota, where he studied Yellow Warblers on the James Bay coast of Ontario. Prior to his graduate studies, Chris was an itinerant field biologist, with stints in Peru, Ellesmere Island, James Bay, coastal Massachusetts (Manomet Bird Observatory), and Antarctica. Much of his recent work has focused on conservation research of Bicknell’s Thrush at both ends of its migratory range, from New York and New England to the Dominican Republic and Cuba.

Show Notes:

  • You have studied the Bicknell’s Thrush in Vermont for over a quarter of a Century, what is the current status of the Bicknell’s Thrush in New England?
  • What is the biggest threat to the continuing survival of the Bicknell’s thrush?
  • Is the Bicknell’s Thrush a legitimate species?
  • 90% of the migratory Bicknell’s Thrushes winter in Hispaniola.
  • International Bicknell’s Thrush Conservation Group?
  • How have tracking devices on migratory birds helped modern scientific efforts to understand songbirds?
  • Effects of Mercury in the environment.

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Vermont Center for Ecostudies




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