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Snowy Owls in Connecticut, Winter 2017

December 10, 2017. Welcome to the 2017 Snowy Owl season! With over 10 different sightings already reported in Connecticut and perhaps a hundred or more from Virginia to Maine, there is no doubt this is an irruption year.

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Snow Bunting

December 6, 2017. A bleak winter day can be brightened by the sight of the small, graceful songbird called the Snow Bunting (Plectrophenax nivalis).

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Thanksgiving Treats

November 22, 2017. Our Bird Finder authors are taking the week off so I’ve compiled a selection of their work from last fall and winter, and the previous fall and winter, as a guide to birds you might want to look for over the Thanksgiving weekend.

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Red Crossbill

November 18, 2017. Although there have been only a few sightings in Connecticut so far, you may have a good opportunity to see Red Crossbills this fall and winter. Look for the trademark bill that crosses at the tip.

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Franklin’s Gull

November 2, 2017. Franklin’s Gulls are extremely rare visitors to Connecticut.

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