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Posts Tagged ‘rare birds’


Cranes and Waterfowl

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019

April 4, 2019 – Connecticut Audubon EcoTravel sent a group to the prairie to find these birds last week. The birding and the landscape were awesome.

Mew Gull

Wednesday, January 16th, 2019

January 16, 2019
Where and When To Find It: Cove Island Park, Stamford. Right now. There’s no guarantee we’ll see another. Alternatively, plan on a very long plane ride.

2018: The Year in Birds – and in Birders! Featuring Our Bird of the Year

Monday, December 17th, 2018

December 2018 – It’s been an exciting, maybe even unprecedented, year in Connecticut for birds and the people who love them. A Little Egret showed up on a breakwater off Stonington in August, single-handedly boosting the marine economy as birders scurried to charter boats to get a good look. Just days later a Black-bellied Whistling […]

King Eider

Tuesday, November 20th, 2018

November 20, 2018 – All birders, and now some non-birders after the arrival of the escaped Mandarin Duck in New York City, know that there are some seriously amazing plumages among duck species, among them the King Eider. One was found in near-shore waters of Long Island Sound off Waterford just a few days ago.

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.”

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.

Black-bellied Whistling-Duck: Another Connecticut First!

Tuesday, August 14th, 2018

August 14, 2018 – You may have heard by now that there is a Black-bellied Whistling-Duck in Essex! It’s quite the buzz in the birding community and if accepted by the birding powers as a wild bird, it will be a first state record.

Little Egret, by land or by sea

Saturday, August 11th, 2018

August 11, 2018 – Nick Bonomo spent a fair amount of time in recent days looking for a Little Egret to make its way into Connecticut. A regular Bird Finder contributor, Nick graciously let us report the account he wrote for his blog.

Endangered Sedge Wrens are Nesting and Drawing a Crowd at our Sanctuary in Pomfret

Wednesday, July 18th, 2018

July 19, 2018. A tiny endangered bird that rarely nests in the state has made a home this year at the Connecticut Audubon Society’s Bafflin Sanctuary in Pomfret.




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