News at Deer Pond Farm
April 1, 2020 – Because of concerns about COVID-19, the Center building will be closed and all programs, indoors and out, are cancelled or postponed through May. Connecticut Audubon sanctuaries are open for hiking. Please keep a distance of at least 6 feet from other hikers and birders.
Birds You Can See at Deer Pond Farm
This Month: May
American Crow, American Goldfinch, American Redstart, American Robin, Bald Eagle, Baltimore Oriole, Barn Swallow, Barred Owl, Bay-breasted Warbler, Blackburnian Warbler, Black-and-white Warbler, Black-capped Chickadee, Blackpoll Warbler, Black-throated Green Warbler, Black Vulture, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Blue Grosbeak, Blue-headed Vireo, Blue-winged Warbler, Blue Jay, Broad-winged Hawk, Brown-headed Cowbird, Brown Swallow, Canada Goose, Canada Warbler, Cape May Warbler, Carolina Wren, Chestnut-sided Warbler, Chimney Swift, Chipping Sparrow, Common Grackle, Common Raven, Common Yellowthroat, Cooper’s Hawk, Double-crested Cormorant, Downy Woodpecker, Eastern Bluebird, Eastern Kingbird, Eastern Phoebe, Eastern Towhee, Eastern Wood-Pewee, European Starling, Field Sparrow, Gray Catbird, Great Blue Heron, Great Crested Flycatcher, Green Heron, Hairy Woodpecker, Hermit Thrush, House Finch, House Sparrow, House Wren, Indigo Bunting, Least Flycatcher, Louisiana Waterthrush, Magnolia Warbler, Mallard Duck, Mourning Dove, Northern Cardinal, Northern Flicker, Northern Parula, Northern Waterthrush, Ovenbird, Pileated Woodpecker, Pine Warbler, Prairie Warbler, Purple Finch, Purple Martin, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Red-eyed Vireo, Red-shouldered Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Red-winged Blackbird, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Savannah Sparrow, Scarlet Tanager, Song Sparrow, Swainson’s Thrush, Tree Swallow, Tufted Titmouse, Turkey Vulture, Veery, Warbling Vireo, White-breasted Nuthatch, White-throated Sparrow, Wild Turkey, Wood Duck, Wood Thrush, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Yellow-throated Vireo, and Yellow Warbler
Click on each month to view bird list:
At Deer Pond Farm, we have two hotspots: Deer Pond Farm, CT Audubon, (Fairfield County), Sherman and Deer Pond Farm, CT Audubon (Dutchess Co.). Please enter your observations into these hotspots while you are at Deer Pond Farm.
Connecticut Bird Atlas
Deer Pond Farm is located in block 60D, which we have adopted as the lead for collecting observations and submitting data, although anyone is welcome to submit their own observations. For more information on eBird and Connecticut Bird Atlas at Deer Pond Farm, click here
Bird Habitat Enhancement: Autumn Migrant Songbird Planting
Building on other wildlife habitat enhancement projects at Deer Pond Farm sanctuary, we have dedicated a half-acre area to supporting autumn migrating songbirds. Invasive shrubs will be mechanically removed and replaced with a suite of native shrub species possessing autumn-ripening fruits that have complementary fat, carbohydrate, and energy contents to meet birds’ refueling needs during their autumn migration. In addition, we will expand an existing small patch of Eastern White Pine trees with plantings of Eastern Red Cedars to provide safe overnight cover for roosting birds in all seasons.
The following plants will be installed: nine Arrowwood Viburnums (Viburnum dentatum), six Silky Dogwoods (Swida amomum), six Red-Osier Dogwoods (Swida sericea), six Gray Dogwoods (Swida racemosa), and three Eastern Red Cedars (Juniperus virginiana).
The project site is easily accessible to sanctuary visitors and will serve as a demonstration site for specific habitat enhancement techniques as well as a popular stop for birdwatchers and a point of interest during our guided hikes and nature walk programs. This area will show visitors how they can also enhance their backyard habitats.
This project has been made possible through a Connecticut Ornithological Association grant awarded in 2020.
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