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Posts Tagged ‘Bird Finder’


Eastern Whip-poor-will

Thursday, May 17th, 2018

May 17, 2018. In Connecticut, and most of New England, Eastern Whip-poor-wills have become much fewer in sightings than earlier accounts indicate. However, since their arrival earlier this month, surveyors for the Connecticut Bird Atlas have already found individuals and potential breeding pairs in the Meshomasic State Forest in Glastonbury, Barn Island Wildlife Management Area in New London, and Naugatuck State Forest in New Haven!

Black Skimmer

Friday, July 12th, 2019

July 12, 2019 – Black Skimmers are uncommon enough to be worth looking for, but you have to pick the right spot at the right time.


Friday, June 28th, 2019

June 28, 2019 Ovenbird Seiurus aurocapilla by Chris Wood Walking along my regular birding/hiking route at Whittemore Sanctuary in Woodbury in late spring, two ubiquitous birds demand my attention: Red-eyed Vireo and Ovenbird. Red-eyed Vireos may be the most common woodland songbird in the Northeast, but looking over my eBird data for Whittemore (a 680 […]


Friday, June 21st, 2019

June 21, 2019 – Many large fields in the state have Bobolink using them, but only the few that get cut late, after July 15th, actually have any success in raising young.

June Birds

Thursday, June 13th, 2019

June 13, 2019 – Connecticut is filled with birds this month, many of them raising families (or being raised), many resting and feeding. Here’s a list of eight chosen at random from among our summer Bird Finder entries over the past five years.


Friday, June 7th, 2019

June 7, 2019 – On a recent bird walk I was leading, my group stumbled upon our first cuckoo of the season in a less-traveled portion of Goodwin State Forest, near one of the park’s three wetlands. Though we never got to lay eyes on the conspicuous Yellow-billed Cuckoo that we heard, its distinctive, guttural-sounding call was enough to confirm the ID and welcome them back to our forest.

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.

April Birds

Friday, April 19th, 2019

April 19, 2019 – There are so many birds to find in April, we thought we’d post a quick compilation of a handful to be alert for over the next few days.

Wintering Golden Eagles in Connecticut

Wednesday, February 20th, 2019

February 20, 2019 – Recently I’ve spent a few hours scanning ridge lines, farm lands, and waterways between Salisbury and Kent for Golden Eagles. I had my first bird on Thursday, February 14, in Kent, some 10 miles as the crow flies north of where Stefan Martin had two Goldens a couple days before (at Deer Pond Farm, in Sherman).

The Barred Owl Boom of 2019

Tuesday, January 29th, 2019

January 30, 2019 – We all know that owls are secretive and stealthy and, most of all, active in the dark, when you might hear them but rarely see them. But this winter seems different. Barred Owls have been making brazen, daylight appearances throughout Connecticut over the last few weeks.




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