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Connecticut Audubon Strongly Supports the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act

July 12, 2019 The Recovering America’s Wildlife Act, introduced in the House of Representatives today, would be a game-changer for wildlife in Connecticut, bringing an estimated $12.6 million a year to be used to help at-risk birds and other animals. Nationwide, it would send $1.3 billion in existing federal revenues to the states to implement […]


At the Coastal Center, the Purple Martins are thriving thanks to diligent management

July 10, 2019 – Five years after they were removed from the state’s list of threatened species, Purple Martins continue to thrive at Connecticut Audubon’s Coastal Center at Milford Point, with the number of hatchlings having essentially doubled since 2016. Purple Martins – North America’s largest swallow – continue to be listed as a “special […]


Connecticut Audubon earns 4 stars from Charity Navigator again!

July 8, 2019 – For the second year in a row, the Connecticut Audubon Society has earned the highest rating from Charity Navigator, the nation’s largest evaluator of charities, for its strong financial health and for conserving Connecticut’s environment in a financially efficient way. “This exceptional designation from Charity Navigator sets Connecticut Audubon Society apart […]


Migration Madness: 2019 Birdathon Winners and Prizes

June 4, 2019 – Almost 700 people participated in Migration Madness weekend (May 17-19)! They helped raise $30,000 for conservation in Connecticut, more than triple the amount raised last year during our first Migration Madness. 79 people participated in the Birdathon and saw more than 200 species. Individual winners and totals are below. We send […]


Connecticut Audubon Advocacy 2019

June 14, 2019 – There were important environmental achievements in Hartford during the recently-concluded 2019 session, including the establishment of a fund to help communities protect themselves against climate change; authorization of the purchase of a significant amount off wind energy; a phased-in ban on plastic bags, among others bills. Thank you to all the […]


News Release: Connecticut Audubon celebrates the state’s birds with Migration Madness, May 17-19

May 1, 2019 – The state’s biggest birding event is coming to Connecticut the weekend of May 17, when the Connecticut Audubon Society hosts its second annual Migration Madness Big Weekend, a statewide celebration of the state’s birds and the people who love them. Over the weekend, Connecticut Audubon will offer dozens of activities around […]


Press Release – The Kitchings Family Foundation Funds Science Education and Outreach Throughout Southeastern Connecticut

June 2, 2019 – The Kitchings Family Foundation has awarded The Connecticut Audubon Society’s Roger Tory Peterson Estuary Center with two grants, totaling $30,000, to support educational activities throughout southeastern Connecticut. The funding will support educational programs for students in Essex area schools and educational activities outside of school programming, including the Roger Tory Peterson […]


2019 Birdathon Photo Contest Winners

June 4, 2019 – Here are the winning photos from our 2019 Birdathon photo contest, which was open to participants in the May 17-19 Birdathon. Thank you, Paul Fusco, first-rate bird photographer and co-designer of our Connecticut State of the Birds report, for judging the contest. Paul viewed all the photos without knowing who took […]


Cox Communications Brings New Science Field Equipment to Thousands of Students

June 3, 2019 – A $10,000 grant by Cox Communications–Northeast Region will fund scientific equipment through a Tech Boost Grant to support Connecticut Audubon Society’s educational programming throughout the state. The new equipment will improve hands-on learning for 15,000 students a year through Connecticut Audubon’s award-winning Science in Nature Education Program. Science in Nature is […]


Press Release – Fairfield Resident Joins Connecticut Audubon Society as Director in Milford Point and Fairfield

October 1, 2018 – The Connecticut Audubon Society has named Shari Greenblatt as its new Southwest Regional Director, responsible for leading two of its busiest centers in Fairfield and Milford, as well as the historic Birdcraft Museum and Sanctuary in Fairfield. For each center, Greenblatt will oversee operations and year-round staff, as well as seasonal […]





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