Bird Finder

Fox Sparrow: Bird Finder for March 16, 2017

Fox Sparrows have been reported under snowy feeders in Glastonbury, Ellington, West Hartford, Wethersfield, Bethel, and Harwinton. In other words, pretty much everywhere.

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Bird Finder for March 10, 2017: Timberdoodle (aka American Woodcock)

Few of the mating performances of our birds are more remarkable than the sky dance of the American Woodcock in early spring.

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Barnacle Goose: Bird Finder for February 18, 2017

Barnacle Goose. Vagrant Barnacle Geese can be found in Connecticut, with the most reliable location today being along the Connecticut River in Enfield

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Eared Grebe: Bird Finder for February 1, 2017

Eared Grebe s a rare species in Connecticut, but during the past few weeks one (or maybe two different ones) have been seen at Stratford Point and Fort Nathan Hale in New Haven harbor.

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Bird Finder for January 27, 2017: Harlequin Duck

Harlequin Duck: Taking its name from a colorfully dressed character in Commedia dell’arte and long touted to be the “fashion plate of the winter seas,” Harlequin Duck is a rare sight in Connecticut.

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Bird Finder for January 13, 2017: Saw-whet Owl

The Northern Saw-whet Owl is widely distributed throughout Connecticut wherever large tracts of forested land are present

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Northern Shoveler: Bird Finder for January 6, 2017

Northern Shoveler: One of the most distinctive of our dabbling ducks, small numbers of Northern Shovelers are most frequently seen in our area in late winter and early spring.

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Bird Finder for December 21: Red-headed Woodpecker

An adult Red-headed Woodpecker is unmistakable.

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Bird Finder for December 10: Greater Scaup, Lesser Scaup & how to tell the difference

Greater Scaup, Lesser Scaup & how to tell the difference

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Northern Gannet: Bird Finder for December 2, 2016

Northern Gannet. When winds howl, storms brew, or winter sets in, the Northern Gannet can be found in Long Island Sound without too much effort.

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