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Smith Richardson: a paradise for bugs and birds

August 15, 2018 – We planned the restoration of the H. Smith Richardson Wildlife Preserve in Westport to be great for birds and pollinators but even we are surprised by what has happened. With the help and generosity of Charles Stebbins, a member of our Board of Directors and one of the motivating forces behind […]

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Black-bellied Whistling-Duck: Another Connecticut First!

August 14, 2018 – You may have heard by now that there is a Black-bellied Whistling-Duck in Essex! It’s quite the buzz in the birding community and if accepted by the birding powers as a wild bird, it will be a first state record.

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Little Egret, by land or by sea

August 11, 2018 – Nick Bonomo spent a fair amount of time in recent days looking for a Little Egret to make its way into Connecticut. A regular Bird Finder contributor, Nick graciously let us report the account he wrote for his blog.

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Birds from Here and There: A Fundraiser for Puerto Rican Birds

August 8, 2018 – Please join us at Real Art Ways in Hartford on Thursday, September 27, for “Birds from Here and There,” a great evening of photographs, birds, conversation, and food to help raise funds for Puerto Rican bird conservation. Bird habitat in Puerto Rico was devastated by Hurricane Maria last September. As the […]

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Student scientists from Mount Holyoke uncover important habitat changes in the Connecticut River estuary

August 7, 2018 — The coves, inlets and backwaters of the Connecticut River estuary are among the region’s most important refuges for waterfowl during migration and through the winter. Dabbling ducks – Northern Pintail, Northern Shoveler, Mallard, Black Duck, Gadwall – gather there to find safe cover among the vegetation and to feast on the […]

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