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Posts Tagged ‘piping plovers’


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 […]

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 […]

Volunteers needed for shorebird monitoring

Tuesday, January 31st, 2017

January 31, 2017 – Piping Plovers and other coastal birds will be arriving in Connecticut in March. The Audubon Alliance for Coastal Waterbirds is recruiting volunteer monitors and stewards who are interested in spending their days at the beach protecting this federally-threatened species. Monitoring and stewardship starts in early April and last until late August. […]

Caution: Plovers, Terns & Oystercatchers Nest Here

Friday, May 26th, 2017

May 26, 2017 – You’ve been hearing from us lately about the substantial risks that Piping Plovers face, not just in Connecticut but on the beaches in the Bahamas where they spend the winter. “The Piping Plover,” Peter Marra, director of the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center, said recently, “is really just hanging on by a […]




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