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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.


Friday, June 7th, 2019

June 7, 2019 – On a recent bird walk I was leading, my group stumbled upon our first cuckoo of the season in a less-traveled portion of Goodwin State Forest, near one of the park’s three wetlands. Though we never got to lay eyes on the conspicuous Yellow-billed Cuckoo that we heard, its distinctive, guttural-sounding call was enough to confirm the ID and welcome them back to our forest.

American Tree Sparrow

Thursday, January 10th, 2019

January 10, 2019 – They prefer areas that are open and have low vegetation, like field and marshes, but also take advantage of backyard bird feeders. American Tree Sparrows have been frequenting the open grassy fields of the Connecticut Audubon’s Bafflin Sanctuary in Pomfret and of Goodwin State Forest.

Wood Duck

Wednesday, November 7th, 2018

November 8, 2018 – Once the temperatures begin to drop, the fall migration is just about over, and the bird diversity in woods drops significantly, there’s nothing quite like catching a glimpse of a beautifully marked Wood Duck passively floating on an otherwise vacant pond.

American Oystercatcher

Thursday, July 26th, 2018

July 26, 2018. American Oystercatchers are finishing their breeding season now and are preparing to migrate to southern coastal areas. This is a good time of year to look for them.

Golden-crowned Kinglet

Thursday, March 15th, 2018

March 15, 2018. Within a forested area, Golden-crowned Kinglets flit from tree to tree gleaning insects but also search for seeds in piles of leaves and pine needles during the winter.

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.

Pine Warbler

Friday, October 6th, 2017

October 6, 2017. Still hanging around in pine trees, the Pine Warbler is usually one of the last songbirds to migrate south.

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!




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