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Boat-tailed Grackle

Wednesday, June 13th, 2018

June 14, 2018. In Connecticut, hearing the rolling metallic song of the Boat-tailed Grackle is a welcome surprise. Unlike its very similar and more abundant cousin, the Common Grackle, the Boat-tailed prefers coastal habitats (specifically, tidal marshes) and is an extremely localized breeder, with only a handful of confirmed colonies statewide in the past decade or so.

Clapper Rail

Saturday, May 26th, 2018

May 26, 2018. Rails are an elusive group of birds. Narrow and hen-shaped, they slide through the tall grasses of coastal, brackish, and freshwater marshes foraging on plant material, invertebrates, and small fish.

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!

Purple Martin

Saturday, April 28th, 2018

April 28, 2018. As spring unfolds, Purple Martin landlords anxiously await the arrival of their tenants. Purple Martins are beautiful, much-admired songbirds, and these popular swallows are sought after as backyard birds all across the U.S., particularly in the south and east.

Blue-winged Teal

Thursday, April 19th, 2018

April 19, 2018. One of our most familiar and easily-observed groups of birds, the ducks, are in peak migration and can be seen readily in most wetlands. Keep an eye out for this dapper migrant species among the flocks of familiar waterfowl.




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