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Posts Tagged ‘Long Island Sound’


In Time for Summer, Fishing Line Recycling Bins Installed in Bridgeport and Fairfield to Protect Wildlife

Friday, May 24th, 2019

This map shows the location of the new monofilament line recycling bins: June 3, 2019 – Fishing in parts of Fairfield County might be safer this summer, for birds and other wildlife. A community-wide effort to build fishing line disposal bins and install them in the places in Fairfield and Bridgeport where people like to […]

Blue-winged Teal

Wednesday, March 13th, 2019

March 13, 2019 – A male Blue-winged Teal is truly unmistakable. Its dark blue-gray face and black bill stand in strong contrast with the large white crescent that extends vertically between the bird’s bill and eye. That huge white slash on the front if its otherwise dark face can be seen from a great distance.

A time to plant: Smith Richardson volunteer work day: 1,105 trees and shrubs planted!

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018

Our volunteer day at the Smith Richardson sanctuary in Westport on Saturday, November 3, was a huge success. Thank you to all the hard workers! Charles Stebbins, a member of our Board, who along with fellow Board member Jerid O’Connell is spearheading the project, reported: “Not only did the weather clear and provide a glorious […]

Long Island Sound and other New England waters get added protection for vital herring fishery

Wednesday, September 26th, 2018

September 26, 2018 – A memo from Executive Director Patrick Comins about a recent decision to protect the Northeast’s herring fishery I am thrilled to report some great and unexpected news. Yesterday the New England Fishery Management Council passed Amendment 8 to the Atlantic Herring Fishery Management Plan. Having corresponded with Connecticut’s representatives on the […]

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.

Northern Gannet

Tuesday, April 9th, 2019

April 10, 2019 – Seeing Northern Gannet in person is something we highly recommend. It’s a sight you won’t soon forget.

Greater Scaup, Lesser Scaup & how to tell the difference

Saturday, December 10th, 2016

Greater Scaup, Lesser Scaup & how to tell the difference

Northern Gannet: Bird Finder for December 2, 2016

Thursday, December 1st, 2016

Northern Gannet. When winds howl, storms brew, or winter sets in, the Northern Gannet can be found in Long Island Sound without too much effort.

Bird Finder for June 10: Glossy Ibis

Tuesday, June 9th, 2015

June 10, 2015 – Ibises are a group of nearly 30 species of distinctive wading birds that occur worldwide. Here in Connecticut we commonly see one species of ibis, the Glossy Ibis, which occurs locally along the coast during the summer season.

Bonaparte’s Gull

Thursday, April 2nd, 2015

April 2, 2015 – Gulls are far less likely to spark a birder’s excitement than the ever-popular warblers or raptors, but Bonaparte’s Gulls are very different than their familiar beach-loafing, French fry-loving relatives. Bonaparte’s Gulls are small, spunky, sharply-plumaged gulls that may remind you more of terns than the typical “seagulls” you’re used to seeing.




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