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Birds and Their Habitat Gala Preview & Party

birds and their habitat logoDon’t miss the annual Gala Preview Party for Birds and Their Habitat, Friday, September 26, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. at the Center at Fairfield.

Featuring paintings, sculpture, photographs and carvings by 24 artists, including Artist of the Year Katie Lee.

Tickets are $75. Proceeds support our conservation and education programs.

The Birds and Their Habitat Art Exhibition and Sale continues from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, September 27 and 28. Admission is $5.

 

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

375px-Purple_Martin_(Audubon)Please plan to attend 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.

Two Roads Brewing Donates Shore 2 the Pour Proceeds to Support Conservation

2RdsAudubon-9-18Brad Hittle, left, chief executive of Two Roads Brewing in Stratford, presents a check for $4,000 to Kaylee Weil, director of our Milford Point Coastal Center, and Connecticut Audubon President Alexander Brash. Two Roads generously made Connecticut Audubon Society the beneficiary of its Shore 2 the Pour Road Race in Stratford, on August 24, in which 466 people participated.

We will use the donation to support our habitat restoration work at Stratford Point and our Osprey Nation stewardhip program in that area. We send our sincere thanks to Two Roads Brewing for its generosity! Photo courtesy of the Stratford Star.

 

Birding This Week at Connecticut Audubon Society

Milford Point Coastal CenterHidden Gems Series: Bird Walks in Milford parks 7:45 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.Saturday, September 20:  Walker Pond – Migrant songbirds Milford is blessed with many wonderful parks. Expert birder Frank Gallo, has handpicked the best sites to explore in spring, from hidden gems, such as Wilcox Park, to more well-known sites, such […]

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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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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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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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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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