BCR 179: Nick Bonomo, Shorebirder

Nick Bonomo has been birding his home state of Connecticut since the age of thirteen. He works as an Orthopedic Physician Assistant and spends much of his free time in the field. Nick leads international tours for the Connecticut Audubon Society’s Eco Travel department, sits on the Avian Records Committee of Connecticut, and writes for the Connecticut Ornithological Association’s quarterly journal.

Show Notes: 

  • Shorebirder is informative and well documented with pithy sightings.
  • Weekly contributor to Connecticut Audubon Society Bird Finder
  • January 2019 you began a Self-Found Big Year in your home state of Connecticut.
  • You often report birds from boats seen while fishing. Tell us more about the fishing.
  • Shorebirds, Gull’s And You!
  • Involved with the Connecticut Ornithological Association, articles for Connecticut Warbler.
  • A trip to Alaska in 2019.
  • Walk us through the seasons in Connecticut.
  • Winter is an interesting season and brings a host of new birds in.
  • Spring is the time of neo-tropical migrants and other birds passing through.
  • Summer is the quiet post breeding time.
  • Connecticut Breeding Bird Survey, CT Bird Atlas. why such studies are so important.

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CT Bird Altas

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  1. Tony Belejack on September 20, 2019 at 3:34 pm

    Great podcast!

    • BirdCallsRadio on January 13, 2020 at 9:52 pm

      Thanks Tony and so glad you are enjoying our podcast. It was a joy to have Nick on to speak to his knowledge of gulls and pelagic seabirds. One of CT’s finest birders. Cheers, MardiWD

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