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Are You My Mother?

Thursday, July 9th, 2015

What happens when a female Robin loses her babies? The mothering instinct is strong. Here is a situation we heard about this […]


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Black Skimmer: Bird Finder for July 2

Thursday, July 2nd, 2015

Black Skimmer
The sandbars at our Coastal Center at Milford Point in summer are probably the most reliable place in the state to see Black Skimmers, especially in June and in late August and early September.


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Pileated Woodpecker: Bird Finder for June 26

Thursday, June 25th, 2015

Pileated Woodpecker
Dryocopus pileatus
The Pileated Woodpecker is the largest woodpecker found in Connecticut. Crow-sized, it is an inhabitant of the mixed deciduous and coniferous forests of North America.


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Bird Finder for June 10: Glossy Ibis

Tuesday, June 9th, 2015

Glossy Ibis
Ibises are a group of nearly 30 species of distinctive wading birds that occur worldwide. Here in Connecticut we commonly see one species of ibis, the Glossy Ibis, which occurs locally along the coast during the summer season.


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The Whiteness of the Bird

Monday, June 8th, 2015

Albinism is rare in wild animals but a friend named Kay Eyberse took this photo of an albino bird, probably […]


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Eastern Meadowlark — A Sweet Singer: Bird Finder for June 5.

Friday, June 5th, 2015

Eastern Meadowlark
One of our most threatened species, the Eastern Meadowlark has slowly disappeared in Connecticut along with the large and rambling agricultural meadows that once dominated our landscape.


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Big Day 2015: Chasing the State Record in Support of the Coastal Center

Friday, May 29th, 2015

by Frank GalloAssociate DirectorMilford Point Coastal Center It started as it always does, with the five of us standing together […]


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June 6 Birdwalk at H. Smith Richardson Preserve in Westport

Friday, May 29th, 2015

Join Miley Bull and the Friends of the H. Smith Richardson Wildlife Preserve in Westport for a morning birdwalk on […]


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Orchard Oriole — A Song Like the Top 40: Bird Finder for May 28

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

Orchard Oriole

This is a handsome and distinctive species. The males lack the bright orange flash of the more common and widespread Baltimore Oriole but sport a bright chestnut and black plumage unique among North American birds.


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Members Only! East Rock Park Bird Walk with Miley Bull

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

Join us Sunday, June 7, 7:30 a.m., for a bird walk at East Rock Park, New Haven, with Miley Bull, […]


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