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Posts Tagged ‘Coastal Center’

 

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.

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.

Roseate Spoonbill: autumn 2018 birding excitement in Connecticut

Wednesday, September 19th, 2018

September 19, 2018 – Connecticut birders are in a tizzy over a Roseate Spoonbill that showed up near the mouth of the Housatonic River this week. It’s the third time this summer that a species new to the state has been seen.

Shorebird guided tour

Thursday, August 23rd, 2018

August 23, 2018 – Summer on Long Island Sound’s coast is a drawn-out carnival of shorebirds. Here’s a straightforward guided tour of what we saw at the Milford Point Coastal Center on Wednesday morning, August 22.

Whimbrel

Thursday, August 2nd, 2018

August 3, 2018 — All of Connecticut’s coastal shorebird habitat attracts Whimbrels, but the Coastal Center at Milford Point is an especially favorable place to look for them because of the way high tides concentrate shorebirds in a relatively small open area.

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 […]

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.

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.

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.

Snow Bunting

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

December 6, 2017. A bleak winter day can be brightened by the sight of the small, graceful songbird called the Snow Bunting (Plectrophenax nivalis).

 

 

 

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