Acknowledgements & Contacts

Smith College, the Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences, and project investigators Tom Litwin and Trevor Lloyd-Evans extend thanks and appreciation to the Silvio O. Conte National Fish & Wildlife Refuge and the USFWS's Region 5 Migratory Bird Management Program for providing project funding, expertise, and enthusiastic assistance on all levels.

The original concept for a migratory bird habitat survey was developed at a two day meeting held at Smith College in 1995. The project investigators extend special thanks to the participants who generously shared their ideas and helped develop the concept. Planning meeting participants included: Kenneth Able (SUNY, Albany), Robert Askins (Connecticut College), Larry Bandolin (Silvio O. Conte National Wildlife Refuge, USFWS), Richard DeGraaff (Northeast Forest Experiment Station, UMass, Amherst), Beth Goettel (Silvio O. Conte National Wildlife Refuge, USFWS), Curt Griffin (UMass, Amherst), Paul Kerlinger (Cape May Bird Observatory), Trevor Lloyd-Evans (Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences), Thomas Litwin, chair (Smith College), Frank Moore (Univ. of Southern Mississippi), Diane Pence (Reg. 5, USFWS Migratory Bird Management Program), Earl Possardt (Region 5, USFWS), Ted Simons (North Carolina State Univ.), and Charles Smith (Cornell University).

Additional guidance was provided by Jay Hestbeck (UMass Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Unit) and state wildlife biologists/resource planners Chris Fichtel (VT.), John Kanter (NH), Jenny Dickson (CT.), Brad Blodgett (MA), Kenneth Metzler (CT), and Terry Blunt (MA).

The ability of this study to examine migratory bird movements over a landscape the size of the Connecticut River Valley was only possible through the endless cooperation and dedication of our state partners, and their hard-working, committed volunteers. The state-level coordination and data collection were coordinated through the Audubon Society of New Hampshire (Richard Cook and Carol Foss), Connecticut Chapter of The Nature Conservancy (Mark Szantyr), Massachusetts Audubon Society (Wayne Petersen and Geoff LeBaron), and the Vermont Institute of Natural Science (Chris Rimmer, Kent McFarland, and Jim Chase). All those who are concerned with the future of migrant birds in New England are indebted to the dozens of volunteers who returned week after week, year after year to gather data--- Thanks!

Connecticut Volunteers: Jay Kaplan, Jamie Meyers, Tom Harrington, Sue Craig, Greg Hanisek, Bruce Carver, Buzz Devine, Fran D’Amico, Paul Desjardins, Dave Tripp Jr., Jim Moore, Clark Moseley, Indian Rock Nature Center Staff/Jon Guglietta, Chris Wood, John Gaskell, Carl Ekroth, Jenny Dickson, Paul Fusco, DEP Staff, Ron Pelletier, Cathy Pelletier (deceased), Bill Donahue, Paul Cianfaglione, Fran Zygmont, Dave Provencher, Patrick Comins

Massachusetts Volunteers: Kathleen Anderson, Robert Bieda, Nancy Childs, Mark Fairbrother, Jeff Farrington, Jose Garcia, Jonathan Gottchie, John Green, Stacy Grove, Douglas Guyett, Zeke Jakub, Monica Jakuc, Andrea Jones, Seth Kellogg, Bill Lafley, Diane Lahaise, Geff LeBaron, Thomas Litwin, Ron Lockwood, Mark Lynch, Bonnie MacCulloch, Tom Maloney, Marcy Marchello, David McLain, Wayne Petersen, Diane Potter, Charles Quinlan, Ron Rancatti, Allan Richards, Mara Silver, David Small, Erika Thoren, Amy Todd, Nancy Weiss

Vermont Volunteers: J'Amy Allen, Ted Allen, Jayson Benoit, Jim Chace, Mike Choukas, Mark Council, Paul Council, Chip Darmstadt, Chris DiMaio, Courtney Dobyns, Steve Faccio, Matt Garvey, James Goetz, Ed Hack, Terry Hall, Mark Harris, Pam Hunt, Sebastian Lousada, Kent McFarland , Tii McLane, Fred Merril, Larry Metcalf, Cynthia Moulton, Neil Osborne, Alan Quackenbush, Chris Rimmer, Susan Shea, Marriah Sondreal, Peter Stettenheim, Kevin Taft, Tim Thatcher, Tim Traver, Bob Tudek

For information regarding the:

Stopover Habitat Survey Website

Tom Litwin, producer/editor, Clark Science Center, Smith College, Northampton, MA, 01063. (413)- 585-3801,

Tony Caldanaro, webmaster, Clark Science Center, Smith College, Northampton, MA, 01063.

Silvio O. Conte National Fish and Wildlife Refuge

Beth Goettel, Refuge Manager, SOCNFWR, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 52 Avenue A, Turners Falls, MA 01376. (413)-863-0209.

USFWS Region 5, Migratory Birds and State Programs

Diane Pence, Chief, Division of Migratory Birds, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 300 Westgate Center Drive, Hadley, MA, 01035. (413)-253-8424.

Migrant Bird Stopover Habitat Survey:

Thomas S. Litwin, Principal Investigator, Clark Science Center, Smith College, Northampton, MA, 01063. (413)-585-3801.

Trevor Lloyd-Evans, Co-investigator, Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences, Box 1770, Manomet, MA, 02345. (508)-224-6521.

State activities:

Audubon Society of New Hampshire: Richard Cook, 3 Silk Farm Road, Concord, NH.(603)-224-0092.

Connecticut Chapter of The Nature Conservancy: David Gumbart, Assistant Director of Land Management, 55 High Street, Middletown, CT 06457.(860)-344-0716, http:/

Massachusetts Audubon Society: Taber Allison, Ph.D, Vice President for Conservation Science & Ecological Management, 208 South Great Road, Lincoln, MA 01773. 781-259-9500.

Vermont Institute of Natural Science: Chris Rimmer, Director of Conservation Biology, 2723 Church Hill Road, Woodstock, VT 05091. 802-457-2779.

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