Bird Observer - The New England Birding Journal

Bird Observer

The Birding Journal for New England

April 2016

Vol. 44, No. 2

The Bobolink Project 2016

Jonathan L. Atwood

Bobolink. Photograph © Shawn P. Carey.

In February 2015, Dr. Allan Strong of the University of Vermont introduced to Bird Observer readers an innovative approach to conservation of grassland birds on private farms (Strong 2015). In his article “How Much is a Bobolink Worth?” Dr. Strong outlined the basic concept and structure of The Bobolink Project, and he summarized work on the project that he had done in collaboration with Dr. Stephen Swallow of the University of Connecticut. In brief, the project matches conservation-minded donors with conservation-minded farmers to protect nesting Bobolinks and other grassland birds. The Bobolink Project will continue in 2016, and we ask you to help make the project succeed by enrolling as a farmer or becoming a conservation donor.

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