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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.

Press Release – New Estuary Reserve in Old Lyme and Groton Will Help Expand Scientific Research and Conservation Education

Thursday, November 1st, 2018

November 1, 2018 – Some of the best wildlife habitat on the Connecticut River estuary and in southeastern Connecticut, including coves, islands, and marshes in Old Lyme, are included in a new national reserve created to bring in funding for scientific research and conservation education. The National Estuarine Research Reserve encompasses the Lord Cove and […]

Press Release – A study of Old Lyme’s Tree Swallow roost by Cornell, UMass and others could revolutionize scientific understanding of the species

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018

October 3, 2018 – As natural spectacles go, there might be nothing in Connecticut to match the roosting at dusk in late summer of Tree Swallows in Old Lyme. Each evening on Goose Island, tens of thousands of birds convene. Or is it hundreds of thousands? A million? Nobody knows for sure. But now a […]

Black-bellied Whistling-Duck: Another Connecticut First!

Tuesday, August 14th, 2018

August 14, 2018 – You may have heard by now that there is a Black-bellied Whistling-Duck in Essex! It’s quite the buzz in the birding community and if accepted by the birding powers as a wild bird, it will be a first state record.

Press Release – Student scientists from Mount Holyoke uncover important habitat changes in the Connecticut River estuary

Monday, August 6th, 2018

August 7, 2018 — The coves, inlets and backwaters of the Connecticut River estuary are among the region’s most important refuges for waterfowl during migration and through the winter. Dabbling ducks – Northern Pintail, Northern Shoveler, Mallard, Black Duck, Gadwall – gather there to find safe cover among the vegetation and to feast on the […]

Cruise the Connecticut in Search of Bald Eagles

Saturday, January 24th, 2015

Our EcoTravel team is leading guided cruises on the lower Connecticut River in search of Bald Eagles and other wintering birds and wildlife. These 2 1/4-hour cruises depart from Eagle Landing State Park in Haddam and take place aboard RiverQuest, a 64-foot vessel with a heated cabin and open decks on the bow and stern […]




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