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Connecticut Audubon calls for a ban on horseshoe crab fishing

February 17, 2020 — The Connecticut Audubon Society is calling on state officials to ban the harvest of horseshoe crabs in Connecticut and to increase law enforcement efforts to curtail illegal horseshoe crab harvesting.

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Connecticut Audubon’s horseshoe crab testimony, February 2020

Stocks of horseshoe crabs have been determined to be in poor condition. Increasing horseshoe crabs to carrying capacity is critical to the viability of the federally listed Red Knot (Calidris canutus rufa), other migratory shorebirds, sportfish, and forage fish.

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Help Wanted: Coastal Ranger at Milford Point

The Connecticut Audubon Society invites applicants for a seasonal position at 35 hours per week beginning March 1 through October 1, 2020 as Milford Point IBA Coastal Ranger. The successful candidate will perform the following duties: Interact with visitors to the Coastal Center and explain the purpose of the IBA and the need to protect […]

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Help Wanted: Osprey Nation Coordinator

February 5, 2020 – The Connecticut Audubon Society invites applicants for a seasonal position at 35 hours per week beginning March 1 through October 1, 2020 as coordinator for the Osprey Nation Project. The successful candidate is responsible for digital mapping of all CT Osprey nests, coordinating volunteer monitors, and maintaining Osprey population trends and […]

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10 actions you can take to Save Connecticut’s Birds!

February 5, 2020 – Since 1970, bird populations in North America have dropped by 29 percent; there are now approximately 2.9 billion fewer birds in North America than there were 50 years ago. Ignoring the problem won’t solve it. Feeling guilty about it won’t solve it. You can help Connecticut’s birds, and when you do, […]

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Connecticut Audubon supports the new Migratory Bird Protection Act

January 10, 2020 – A new version of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act introduced this week in the U.S. House of Representatives would halt the recent rollback of regulations and standards that have protected birds for a century. Connecticut Audubon is strongly supporting the legislation and is urging Connecticut’s House members to become co-sponsors.

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Join our Climate Change Advocacy Network

January 29, 2020 – Climate change is an overarching issue – the biggest threat to Connecticut’s birds and other wildlife, and their habitats. It’s a global problem with local and regional implications, and local and regional opportunities for meaningful conservation action. New England is in a leadership position on climate change nationally. The state of […]

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Protecting birds through conservation advocacy

December 18, 2019 – Connecticut Audubon members act quickly and decisively when called on to speak out on a conservation issue. Their support and their willingness to be heard empowers and inspires us. Here’s a summary of some of the issues we worked on together in 2019: Land and Water Conservation Fund The U.S. Congress […]

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Connecticut Audubon’s Birds of the Year for 2019

This year’s list includes nine birds. It’s a year-end reminder of how much fun birding can be.

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Connecticut State of the Birds 2019, an Introduction

December 5, 2019 The following are welcoming remarks by Executive Director Patrick Comins at the 2019 State of the Birds release event, on Thursday, December 5, at the Milford Point Coastal Center. In a few paragraphs, the remarks summarize the 14-year history of State of the Birds and what Connecticut Audubon has tried to accomplish […]

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