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Posts Tagged ‘Milford Point Coastal Center’


Western Sandpiper 2019

Thursday, July 18th, 2019

July 18, 2019 Revised from the original September 16, 2014, post. Western Sandpiper Calidris mauri by Andy Griswold, EcoTravel Director Where to find it: The Coastal Center at Milford Point has produced five Western Sandpipers this week (the week of July 15, 2019). Numerous in its range, Western Sandpiper is considered a vagrant in Connecticut, […]

“Sharp-tailed” Sparrows

Tuesday, October 16th, 2018

October 15, 2018 – Although late September through October is the prime time-frame for migratory sharp-tailed sparrows, both species may be seen well into November in Connecticut. One of the best places to look is Connecticut Audubon’s Coastal Center at Milford Point.

Roseate Spoonbill again: for your eyes only

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018

October 3, 2018 – “I kept watching and was rewarded when it untucked its head to preen. There was the spoon-shaped bill, clearly outlined against the leaves for several seconds before the bird tucked it away again.”

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 compilation

Tuesday, August 28th, 2018

August 28, 2018 – Because there’s so much shorebird activity, and because it’s hot and muggy and a good week to visit the shore of Long Island Sound, we thought we’d compile five posts from previous years about birds that have been seen on the state’s beaches in the last day or two.

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.

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.

Milford Point’s Coastal Ranger: Finding Rare Birds while Protecting the Vulnerable Ones

Friday, May 25th, 2018

“Basically nobody birding in Connecticut today had ever seen the bird in the state. It was one of the best finds in the 25 years I’ve lived in Connecticut.” Milford, May 25, 2018 – Let’s face it – in an age of self-promotion and personal branding, being the IBA Coastal Ranger at Milford Point is not […]

Audubon Alliance for Coastal Waterbirds, 2017

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017

The scores of volunteers and staff who protected the nests of federally threatened Piping Plovers on Connecticut’s beaches did such a good job during the 2017 season that we broke the record for number of breeding pairs since monitoring began in 1996. Nine of those nests were at our Milford Point Coastal Center and nearby […]

Press Release – Fairfield Resident Joins Connecticut Audubon Society as Director in Milford Point and Fairfield

Thursday, November 8th, 2018

October 1, 2018 – The Connecticut Audubon Society has named Shari Greenblatt as its new Southwest Regional Director, responsible for leading two of its busiest centers in Fairfield and Milford, as well as the historic Birdcraft Museum and Sanctuary in Fairfield. For each center, Greenblatt will oversee operations and year-round staff, as well as seasonal […]




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