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Join Us at Our Annual Meeting, October 2, at the Yale Peabody Museum

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Connecticut Audubon Society’s 2014 Annual Meeting

Thursday, October 2

Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History
170 Whitney Avenue, New Haven

Keynote Speaker
Pete Marra, Research Scientist, Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center, Washington D.C.

Our program begins at 7:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

Seating is limited.

To RSVP or for more information, please contact Jennifer Prat, Connecticut Audubon Society’s manager of development and membership, jprat@ctaudubon.org or 203 259-0416 x404.

 

Your Annual Gift Supports Osprey Nation

Dear Friends, I write you today on behalf of our state’s Osprey population. Over the years, residents of Connecticut have been awestruck by the grace of these majestic raptors. The beautiful black and white Ospreys, which nest along our shorelines and catch fish in our waterways, are one of the state’s most iconic birds. This […]

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Connecticut State of the Birds 2014: Habitat Change Threatens State Birds; Sound Conservation Management is Crucial to Recovery

Bobolinks are among the grassland birds that would benefit from better conservation management. Connecticut Audubon Society photo by Frank Gallo

Connecticut’s wide diversity of bird species is diminishing and is at risk of continued declines as habitats throughout the state suffer from neglect caused by a lack of conservation management. That’s the key finding of Connecticut Audubon Society’s annual Connecticut State of the Birds report, released today at a news conference in Easton, at Aspetuck […]

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Swallow Cruises on the Connecticut River

Run Wednesday and Sunday evenings, Late August through September! Remember to save a date for one of our most popular events! The Swallow Cruises sell out quickly, so reserve a space well in advance by calling our office or signing up online. We are lucky enough to be able to witness two spectacular avian happenings […]

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Volunteer for Osprey Nation

Osprey Nation is Connecticut Audubon Society’s new citizen science partnership to monitor the health of Connecticut’s Ospreys. We need your help and expertise! If you live near an active Osprey nest and can volunteer about an hour a month to be part of our network of stewards, email us at Osprey@Ctaudubon.org. The goal of Osprey […]

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We’ve Upgraded Our Osprey Cam

The Ospreys are nesting at the Milford Point Coastal Center, and you can watch them now directly from our website. We changed providers because previously only 20 people could watch the streaming video at one time. Now we have virtually unlimited room for views. We hope you enjoy it! Thanks to Sherri Delaney for the […]

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News Release: SBM Charitable Foundation Supports Outdoor Science Education for 1,500 Students at Connecticut Audubon’s Center at Glastonbury

June 6, 2014 –Fifteen hundred elementary school students from Manchester and East Hartford participated in hands-on curriculum-based conservation science instruction at Connecticut Audubon Society’s Center at Glastonbury this spring, thanks to a grant from the SBM Charitable Foundation of Manchester. Through Connecticut Audubon’s flagship Science in Nature program, the students delved into conservation subjects such […]

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Our Pledge and Our Vision for Connecticut

We at Connecticut Audubon Society want to share with you our pledge and our vision for the state. Through the charismatic nature of birds, we will work to maintain and improve our state’s natural habitats for the betterment of Connecticut’s residents, birds and other wildlife, and to make our state a model of sustainability and […]

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An Innovative “Living Shoreline” Reef is in Place at Stratford Point

Workers installed 64 concrete reef balls in the intertidal zone at the Stratford Point coastal habitat restoration area on Monday and Tuesday, May 5 and 6 – a technology never before used in Long Island Sound. This pilot project is designed to improve wildlife habitat and protect the shoreline from erosion caused by storms like […]

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The Winners of the Great Snowy Owl Observation Contest of 2014

The last Snowy Owls from the winter’s historic influx have migrated north, leaving bird lovers throughout Connecticut with months of great birding memories. Connecticut Audubon Society is marking the end of this memorable season by announcing the winners of its Great Snowy Owl Observation Contest of 2014. The winners are Donna Johnson Buckley, of Clinton, […]

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Summer Camp & Special Events!

Registration for Connecticut Audubon Society’s summer camps is underway! This page has everything you need to register for camp at the Center at Fairfield, Birdcraft Sanctuary, the Center at Pomfret and the Milford Point Coastal Center, as well as for summer programs at the Center at Glastonbury. To register online for camp at the Center […]

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Innovative “Living Shoreline” Will Help Improve Bird Habitat at Stratford Point

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 […]

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Bridgeport 8th Graders Mark the Second Year of Science in Nature

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, […]

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Connecticut’s Best Nature Sanctuaries, Chosen by Yankee Magazine: Bafflin & Trail Wood

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 […]

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CONSERVATION SCIENCE

Fish at the Larsen Sanctuary

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….  

Chimney Swift Monitoring

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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