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Eastern Whip-poor-will

May 17, 2018. In Connecticut, and most of New England, Eastern Whip-poor-wills have become much fewer in sightings than earlier accounts indicate. However, since their arrival earlier this month, surveyors for the Connecticut Bird Atlas have already found individuals and potential breeding pairs in the Meshomasic State Forest in Glastonbury, Barn Island Wildlife Management Area in New London, and Naugatuck State Forest in New Haven!

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Long Island Sound and other New England waters get added protection for vital herring fishery

September 26, 2018 – A memo from Executive Director Patrick Comins about a recent decision to protect the Northeast’s herring fishery I am thrilled to report some great and unexpected news. Yesterday the New England Fishery Management Council passed Amendment 8 to the Atlantic Herring Fishery Management Plan. Having corresponded with Connecticut’s representatives on the […]

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Connecticut Audubon’s Education Director named to Senator Murphy’s advisory council

April 30, 2018 – Michelle Eckman, the Connecticut Audubon Society’s director of education and interim director of the Center at Glastonbury, has been selected by U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy for a citizens’ advisory panel on conservation. As a member of the new Land Conservation in Connecticut Council, Eckman will meet with Murphy quarterly in Hartford […]

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New Grant Will Bring Science in Nature to 1,700 Connecticut Elementary School Students

January 8, 2018 – With the help of a generous grant from the SBM Charitable Foundation of Manchester, the Connecticut Audubon Society will expand its Science in Nature outdoor education program to 79 additional classrooms in Hartford and Windham counties, doubling the number of elementary school children who have participated in the program there. SBMCF […]

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The Endangered Species Act must be saved

September 24, 2018 – The Endangered Species Act protects wildlife throughout the United States and its territories, and it has a direct affect on several species of bird in Connecticut. Those birds could suffer population declines if the act is weakened, as the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposes. Here is the letter from Executive […]

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