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Member profile: Judy Wilkinson

Tuesday, October 16th, 2018

October 2018 – For over 30 years, Judy Wilkinson’s mornings at Birdcraft Sanctuary have started at dawn. That’s when she joins a group of volunteers three times a week in season to practice the time-honored research method of bird banding. After putting up nets, they’ll wait to collect the captured birds, record data from their […]

Worm-eating Warbler

Tuesday, May 29th, 2018

May 30, 2018. Once seen well, Worm-eating Warblers are unlikely to be confused with any other expected species in Connecticut. The trick is, of course, seeing one well. More often Worm-eating Warblers are identified by their song, although this, too, poses a field ID challenge.

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 […]

Connecticut Audubon founder remembered in New York museum show as conservation pioneer

Monday, April 16th, 2018

April 16, 2018 – A fascinating new exhibition at the New-York Historical Society on the passage of a landmark conservation law features items from Connecticut Audubon Society’s Birdcraft Museum collection related to its founder, Mabel Osgood Wright.

Fire Throat: Blackburnian Warbler

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

Blackburnian Warbler: At our Birdcraft Sanctuary we had seven individual Blackburnian Warblers in one day recently! Andy Griswold, director of our EcoTravel program, writes about the species.

Hooded Warbler: Bird Finder for May 12

Wednesday, May 11th, 2016

Hooded Warbler. A very striking bird with a bright yellow face and underparts, black hood and bib, and a greenish back.

159 Years Ago on This Day: The Birth of Our Founder, Mabel Osgood Wright!

Monday, January 26th, 2015

Happy birthday to our founder, Mabel Osgood Wright! She was a true conservation pioneer, not only among women but all people! Wright founded the Audubon Society of Connecticut in 1898 and 16 years later, in 1914, she created Birdcraft Sanctuary, the first private bird sanctuary in the country. It is now a National Historic Landmark. […]




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