Regular Meeting, 7:00 p.m. / Social Hour, 6:30 p.m.
Mass Audubon Broad Meadow Brook Conservation Center, 414 Massasoit Road, Worcester
Speaker: Randy Dettmers
Program: Monitoring and Conservation of Bicknell’s Thrush: From Mountain Birdwatch to Sierra de Bahoruco
Randy Dettmers is a Senior Biologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Northeast Region migratory bird program in Hadley, MA. His work focuses on reviewing the status of nongame bird populations, identifying the species most in need of conservation attention, and developing and implementing conservation partnerships that can address issues impacting bird populations in decline, including species such as Cerulean Warbler, Bicknell’s Thrush, Golden-winged Warbler, and Saltmarsh Sparrow. Randy grew up on a family farm in Wisconsin and earned a B.S in zoology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He went on to graduate school at Ohio State University where he received M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in the Zoology Department. Randy moved to Massachusetts to join the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in 1999 and he worked in his current position since then.