Each year since 2006 the Connecticut Audubon Society has helped set the conservation agenda for the state by publishing its annual Connecticut State of the Birds report.
We officially released the 2020 report on Thursday, December 3. Titled “Pandemic: Conservationists scramble in the field, the lab, and the legislature,” it is the first look at how COVID-19 and the lockdown affected conservation in Connecticut.
Its roster of authors continues Connecticut Audubon’s commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility. Authors of articles in the report are UConn Ph.D. candidates Sam Apgar and Eliza Grames; Tykee James of the National Audubon Society; Amy Blaymore Paterson of the Connecticut Land Conservation Council; Scott Kruitbosch of the Roger Tory Peterson Institute; Professor Chris S. Elphick of UConn; and Jim Arrigoni of the Connecticut Audubon Society.
Read the press release and get a copy of the report here.
Every member of the Connecticut Audubon Society receives a copy of the report each year. If you’re a member, look for yours in the mail.
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Praise for the 2019 edition
“The 2019 Connecticut State of the Birds, titled “An Improved Long Island Sound Faces Unpredictable Change”, is a powerful review of the Long Island Sound situation focused on the Waters, Wild Shores, Birds, Wishes and Key Rivers and Waterways. Congratulations.” – John L. Forbis, Old Lyme
“As always, I am so impressed by the quality this report.” – Liz Acas, New Haven
Articles in Connecticut State of the Birds are written by the best ornithologists and conservationist in the state and the region. The report is edited by Tom Andersen, Connecticut Audubon’s communications director.
Throughout the years authors have included:
2019 “An Improved Long Island Sound Faces Unpredictable Change. Can Birds, Fish, Conservationists, & Government Adapt?”
2018 In Cities and Suburbs: A Fresh Look at How Birds Are Surviving in Connecticut