Snowy Owl Irruption of 2013: A Great Year for These Arctic Visitors, and Milford Point is a Great Place to View One
Snowy Owls have irrupted in the northeast this winter, invading in good numbers and providing a rare spectacle that is delighting birders and underscoring the region’s connectedness to events above the Arctic Circle.
In Connecticut, one of the best places to see Snowy Owls locally is Connecticut Audubon Society’s Milford Point Coastal Center, where one and sometimes two birds have been feeding and roosting for about a week. Snowy Owls have also been seen in Old Lyme, West Haven, Hammonassett State Park, Falkners Island, Stratford, Bridgeport and Westport. In nearby New York they have been seen around Jamaica Bay, on Jones Beach, Robert Moses State Park and on Fire Island.
One has even been seen as far south as Bermuda. Click here to read more…
Connecticut Audubon’s List of Top 10 Turkey Towns Shows that Wild Turkeys, Once Nearly Wiped Out, Are Now Widespread and Common
Three centuries after they were extirpated in the state, Connecticut’s population of Wild Turkeys is large, stable and widespread – a reason to give thanks in an era when many of our local birds are declining. The Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo) is literally everywhere in Connecticut, occurring in all 169 of the state’s municipalities. But […]>> read more >>
Introducing ‘Connecticut Audubon Bird Finder,’ A Weekly Guide to the State’s Birds and its Great Outdoor Places
November 15, 2013 – Connecticut Audubon Society is launching a new weekly guide today, called Connecticut Audubon Bird Finder, to help birders plan weekend trips to great outdoor settings throughout the state. Connecticut Audubon Bird Finder is a carefully curated guide to an unusual or interesting bird that has been sighted that week in a […]>> read more >>
November 7, 2013 – Connecticut Audubon Society and Sacred Heart University of Fairfield have been awarded a $59,000 Long Island Sound Futures Fund grant to construct an innovative “living shoreline” project at Stratford Point to both improve critical bird and wildlife habitat and protect the state’s coastline from storms like Hurricane Sandy. The living shoreline […]>> read more >>
Connecticut Audubon Society President Alex Brash, along with Angela Bhushan, science director of the Bridgeport public school district, spent Tuesday morning in the field with a group of 35 Bridgeport 8th graders, conducting conservation science experiments to mark the second full year of our Science in Nature education program. The students, from the Curiale School, […]>> read more >>
May 2013 – Like good parents, we don’t make judgments about which of our 19 sanctuaries are better than the others. We love them all. But that doesn’t mean others can’t render a judgment. The editors of Yankee Magazine have done just that, choosing Trail Wood and the Bafflin Sanctuary, in northeast Connecticut, as the […]>> read more >>
Since 2010 students from Housatonic Community College, along with their professor, Dr. Tony Pappantoniou, have been engaged in studying the fish species of the Larsen Sanctuary, at Connecticut Audubon Society’s Center at Fairfield. Dr. Pappantoniou recently sent us an account of their work….
Connecticut Audubon Society helped to monitor a Chimney Swift nest and roost site in summer 2013 in Hartford. Anthony Zemba, our director of conservation science, along Jack and Maggie Peretto from the Hartford Audubon Society, monitored the chimney at the Governor’s Foot Guard Armory from the last week of April until late September. They were volunteers […]
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