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Peregrine Falcon

Thursday, December 6th, 2018

December 6, 2018 – Look for a darkly-colored raptor zipping through the air or perched high on a ledge. They have a grayish-blue back and black barring on the white underside. Their eyes are pronounced, outlined by a bright yellow ring, and the highly curved bill helps them tear at their food.

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, […]

Endangered Sedge Wrens are Nesting and Drawing a Crowd at our Sanctuary in Pomfret

Wednesday, July 18th, 2018

July 19, 2018. A tiny endangered bird that rarely nests in the state has made a home this year at the Connecticut Audubon Society’s Bafflin Sanctuary in Pomfret.

Blue-winged Warbler

Thursday, June 28th, 2018

June 28, 2018. Blue-winged Warblers prove that you don’t have to stop looking at vibrant warblers just because spring migration is over!

Chimney Swift

Thursday, June 21st, 2018

June 21, 2018. To find Chimney Swifts in Connecticut this summer, look up to the sky! There is a good chance you will see them flying high in the air around densely populated areas. In the evening, you may notice large groups of these birds coming to a chimney to roost.

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.

Rough-legged Hawk

Friday, January 12th, 2018

January 12, 2018. They are most easily found along the coast at places such as Connecticut Audubon’s Coastal Center at Milford Point and Hammonasset Beach State Park in Madison, where birders found a Rough-legged on Monday and Tuesday. Another was seen at Long Beach in Stratford on Tuesday.

Ipswich Sparrow

Friday, January 5th, 2018

January 5, 2018. For those birders who relish long walks in biting cold winds, coastal sparrow searches in winter can turn up one of the rarer subspecies of the common Savannah Sparrow, the “Ipswich” Savannah Sparrow.

Black-headed Gull

Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018

January 3, 2018. A great find at any time of the year, but more likely in the late winter and early spring, this small, hooded gull is normally found associating with large flocks of Bonaparte’s Gulls but often consorts with larger gull species such as Laughing and Ring-billed Gulls.

Red-breasted Merganser

Wednesday, December 20th, 2017

December 20, 2017. Red-breasted Mergansers can be found in large groups, as big as 50 to 60 individuals at times.

 

 

 

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