Bird Finder

American Kestrel

September 21, 2017. You may spot an American Kestrel in Connecticut this fall either on its southward migration route or in its year-round home.

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Philadelphia Vireo

September 15, 2017. Philadelphia Vireo. Early to mid September is the best time to find Philadelphia Vireo in Connecticut.

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Broad-winged Hawk

September 3, 2017. Broad-winged Hawk. During fall migration, if you’re in the right place, it’s almost impossible not to see them.

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Forster’s Tern

August 23, 2017. Forster’s Tern. We’re just entering prime time for Forster’s Terns.

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Baird’s Sandpiper

August 17, 2017. Baird’s Sandpiper is a long-distance Central Flyway migrant from its high Arctic breeding grounds to South America, straying east to Connecticut in late summer and autumn. When here, they’re found on mudflats, the edges of grassy ponds and marshes, and beaches above the wrack line.

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Black Vulture

August 11, 2017. Black Vulture. Not all that long ago, Connecticut birders would form a posse to go chasing reports of Black Vultures in the state. These days the species is pretty common.

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Tree Swallow

August 4, 2017. In a few short weeks Tree Swallows will begin their southward migration, gathering near the mouth of the Connecticut River.

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Fox Sparrow

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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Semipalmated Plover

July 25, 2017. Semipalmated Plovers have recently reappeared on Connecticut beaches, right on time at the beginning of their fall migration.

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Roseate Tern

July 20, 2017. July and August is a good time to look for this endangered bird from the shores of Long Island Sound.

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