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Western Sandpiper 2019

Thursday, July 18th, 2019

July 18, 2019 Revised from the original September 16, 2014, post. Western Sandpiper Calidris mauri by Andy Griswold, EcoTravel Director Where to find it: The Coastal Center at Milford Point has produced five Western Sandpipers this week (the week of July 15, 2019). Numerous in its range, Western Sandpiper is considered a vagrant in Connecticut, […]

The Wood Warblers

Friday, April 26th, 2019

April 26, 2019 – The next few weeks will be warbler weeks in Connecticut. True, vireos and thrushes and sandpipers and lots of others birds will be arriving too, but it seems almost beyond debate that warbler migration excites the spring birder more than those others.

King Eider

Tuesday, November 20th, 2018

November 20, 2018 – All birders, and now some non-birders after the arrival of the escaped Mandarin Duck in New York City, know that there are some seriously amazing plumages among duck species, among them the King Eider. One was found in near-shore waters of Long Island Sound off Waterford just a few days ago.

Member profile: Rob Taylor

Tuesday, October 16th, 2018

October 2018 – A violinist, lyricist, and librettist by profession, Rob Taylor is also a seasoned traveler whose birding trips have brought him around the world. He joined a Connecticut Audubon tour of Cuba as a guest seven years ago and returned to lead the tour as an EcoTravel volunteer the following year. Since then, […]

Black-bellied Whistling-Duck: Another Connecticut First!

Tuesday, August 14th, 2018

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.

Our Experts Recommend These Places as Part of Your 2019 Birdathon Strategy

Friday, May 11th, 2018

We hope you’re planning to participate in our Migration Madness Bird-a-thon. Our Centers and their surrounding sanctuaries are all great places to go. We asked the experts on our staff and Board to outline what you might look for. Each of the Centers or areas below have bird walks scheduled for May 17, 18 or […]

Pink-footed Goose

Friday, March 9th, 2018

March 9, 2018. Pink-footed Goose is becoming a more regular visitor to the United States east coast, with recent sightings in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Jersey, Maryland, and out on Long Island.

Snowy Owls in Connecticut, Winter 2017-2018

Sunday, December 10th, 2017

December 10, 2017. Welcome to the 2017 Snowy Owl season! With over 10 different sightings already reported in Connecticut and perhaps a hundred or more from Virginia to Maine, there is no doubt this is an irruption year.

Thanksgiving Treats

Tuesday, November 21st, 2017

November 22, 2017. Our Bird Finder authors are taking the week off so I’ve compiled a selection of their work from last fall and winter, and the previous fall and winter, as a guide to birds you might want to look for over the Thanksgiving weekend.

Baird’s Sandpiper

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

August 17, 2017. Baird’s Sandpiper is a long-distance Central Flyway migrant from its high Arctic breeding grounds to South America, straying east to Connecticut in late summer and autumn. When here, they’re found on mudflats, the edges of grassy ponds and marshes, and beaches above the wrack line.




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