New Haven Designated an "Urban Bird Treaty City"
New Haven Mayor Toni Harp (above right), U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal and Pam Toschik, chief of Migratory Birds for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Northeast Region, signed a treaty on May 14 to protect international travelers - our continent's migratory birds. The Urban Conservation Treaty for Migratory Birds acknowledges the importance of local efforts and partnerships to achieve migratory bird conservation throughout the greater New Haven metropolitan area. New Haven is the second Urban Bird Treaty city in Connecticut (Hartford was designated in 2012). Joining Harp, Blumenthal and Toschik were Audubon Connecticut and 20 other community partner signatories. Photo by Katie Blake/Connecticut Audubon