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Press Release – State of the Birds 2018: cities and suburbs are essential to the survival of Connecticut’s birds

Wednesday, November 28th, 2018

November 29, 2018 — For the scores of migratory and nesting bird species in Connecticut to survive and thrive, the state’s cities and suburbs must create, maintain, and improve their local habitats in everything from small neighborhood parks to larger nature preserves. A PDF of the report is here. That’s the key finding of the […]

Migratory songbirds in abundance at Smith Richardson in Westport

Friday, October 19th, 2018

October 19, 2018 – Amazing morning at Connecticut Audubon Society’s lower Smith Richardson Sanctuary in Westport today.

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 […]

The Endangered Species Act must be saved

Tuesday, September 25th, 2018

September 24, 2018 – The Endangered Species Act protects wildlife throughout the United States and its territories, and it has a direct affect on several species of bird in Connecticut. Those birds could suffer population declines if the act is weakened, as the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposes. Here is the letter from Executive […]

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.

Connecticut Audubon Joins Senator Blumenthal in Opposing Changes to the Endangered Species Act

Friday, July 27th, 2018

July 27, 2018 – Executive Director Patrick Comins joined U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal and other conservationists at a press conference in New Haven today to advocate against changes being proposed for the federal Endangered Species Act. Read the New Haven Register’s coverage here. Listen to Patrick being interviewed on the subject by WFUV radio here. […]

Our Experts Recommend These Places as Part of Your 2019 Birdathon Strategy

Friday, May 11th, 2018

We hope you’re planning to participate in our Migration Madness Bird-a-thon. Our Centers and their surrounding sanctuaries are all great places to go. We asked the experts on our staff and Board to outline what you might look for. Each of the Centers or areas below have bird walks scheduled for May 17, 18 or […]

Patrick Comins’s guide to a great 2019 Birdathon

Thursday, May 10th, 2018

March 10, 2018. Here’s a special edition of Bird Finder to cover some birds that will be possible to find during our May 18th-20th Bird-a-thon, but can easily be missed even with fairly intensive efforts (widespread birds and real rarities not included). It is likely that more than 200 species will be in Connecticut that weekend, but any one person getting to 200 is quite a challenge.

Mew Gull

Thursday, March 1st, 2018

March 1, 2018. Mew Gulls are a rare visitor to Connecticut, but late winter and early spring (March into April) are a great time of year to look over gatherings of gulls along the coast or even inland to try to find a needle in the haystack.

Press Release – Motus Operandi: Connecticut Audubon is participating in state of the art migratory bird tracking technology

Tuesday, December 4th, 2018

December 5, 2018 – Is it big news that a bird flew past our Deer Pond Farm preserve in Sherman? In the case of the Rusty Blackbird at 2:15 a.m. on November 8, the answer is yes. That lone fly over – of Euphagus carolinus, to be precise – was the first bird detected by […]




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