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Posts Tagged ‘shorebirds’


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, […]

Connecticut Birds in the Tropics

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019

January 24, 2019
Leaving for a few weeks in warmer climes? You can still enjoy Connecticut’s birds. Look for Northern Waterthrush among mangroves and Western Sandpiper exploring the salt flats on Tortola, for example, and foraging flocks of Ovenbird, Blue-winged Warbler, and American Redstart in moist tropical forest along the Reef Bay Trail on St. John.

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.


Thursday, August 2nd, 2018

August 3, 2018 — All of Connecticut’s coastal shorebird habitat attracts Whimbrels, but the Coastal Center at Milford Point is an especially favorable place to look for them because of the way high tides concentrate shorebirds in a relatively small open area.

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.

Baird’s Sandpiper

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

August 17, 2017. Baird’s Sandpiper is a long-distance Central Flyway migrant from its high Arctic breeding grounds to South America, straying east to Connecticut in late summer and autumn. When here, they’re found on mudflats, the edges of grassy ponds and marshes, and beaches above the wrack line.

Semipalmated Plover

Monday, July 24th, 2017

July 25, 2017. Semipalmated Plovers have recently reappeared on Connecticut beaches, right on time at the beginning of their fall migration.


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.

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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