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Posts Tagged ‘Milford Point’


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.

Clapper Rail

Saturday, May 26th, 2018

May 26, 2018. Rails are an elusive group of birds. Narrow and hen-shaped, they slide through the tall grasses of coastal, brackish, and freshwater marshes foraging on plant material, invertebrates, and small fish.

Snowy Owls in Connecticut, Winter 2017-2018

Sunday, December 10th, 2017

December 10, 2017. Welcome to the 2017 Snowy Owl season! With over 10 different sightings already reported in Connecticut and perhaps a hundred or more from Virginia to Maine, there is no doubt this is an irruption year.

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).

Clapper Rail

Friday, July 14th, 2017

July 14, 2017. These marsh birds are known for their elusive nature and are more often heard than seen.

Pectoral Sandpiper

Thursday, April 6th, 2017

April 6, 2017. This is an uncommon species in Connecticut, but also a wide-ranging one.


Thursday, July 28th, 2016

Sanderling. It’s late July and that means fall shorebird migration is getting under way, and one of our most ubiquitous shorebirds is the Sanderling.

Caspian Tern: Bird Finder for September 10

Thursday, September 10th, 2015

Caspian Tern
Although uncommon, Caspian Terns may be found in Connecticut from mid-April to early November. Two were seen at the Milford Point Coastal Center on Wednesday, September 9.

Buff-breasted Sandpiper

Thursday, July 9th, 2015

July 9, 2015 – Buff-breasted Sandpiper has occurred annually at Hammonasset Beach State Park and at our Milford Point Coastal Center, where one or two are reported each year.




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