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Governor’s Executive Order #3: “We strongly believe that bold action is required to address the growing threat to our wildlife and habitats from the effects of climate change”

Connecticut Audubon Society’s letter supporting the development of a climate adaptation strategy in the state clearly lays out the threats that climate change poses to the state’s wildlife, and the importance of land protection in the climate change fight. November 8th, 2019 Commissioner Katie Dykes Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection  79 Elm Street  […]

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Connecticut Audubon’s radio telemetry equipment is tracking rare birds as they migrate

Bicknell’s Thrush is among the species detected by Motus antenna in Sherman funded by a FirstLight grant. A second antenna is now up at Shepaug Dam in Southbury. November 11, 2019 – Kibby Mountain, bristling with balsam fir and owned by a giant timber company, sits near the northern tip of Franklin County, Maine, about […]

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2019 Christmas Bird Count

120th Audubon Annual Christmas Bird Count Connecticut 2019-2020 schedule Saturday, December 14, 2019: New Haven, CT (CTNH) Compiler: Chris Loscalzo, 67 Wepawaug Road, Woodbridge, CT 06525 closcalz@optonline.net 203-389-6508 (New Haven Bird Club) Storrs, CT (CTST) Compiler: Steve Morytko, 288 Varga Road, Ashford, CT 06278 smorytko@yahoo.com (M) 860-680-5728 (Natchaug Ornithological Society) Woodbury-Roxbury, CT (CTWR) Compiler: Ken […]

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2019 Dave Engelman Volunteer Benchmark Awards

Charles N. Watson Chuck is the person who makes sures the sentences make sense, the commas are consistent, and the writers say what they mean and mean what they say. This year’s Connecticut State of the Birds report will be the eighth for which he’s served as an editor. That means he has worked on […]

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Climate Change Poses a Huge Risk to Birds

October 10, 2019 — It was less than a month ago that a study in the journal Science reported that North America’s bird population had plummeted by 30 percent since 1970. Now another new study indicates that because of climate change the next 50 years and longer might be even more bleak for birds. The […]

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Six things you can do here in Connecticut to help declining bird populations

October 2, 2019 – Yes, it’s disturbing to confront the news of another environmental crisis: 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 […]

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Tagging Monarchs

September 30, 2019 – Last week Carol Kratzman, the teacher-naturalist at the Coastal Center, told me she would be tagging monarch butterflies in a couple of days and invited me to come along. I thought it would make a good story so I emailed Jill Dion, the editor of Hearst’s Milford Mirror. She responded with […]

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“Decline of the North American avifauna” – a shocking call to action

September 20, 2019 – Anyone who has been involved in birding or bird conservation for the last several decades has no doubt sensed this, but yesterday’s paper, published in the Journal Science, on declines in bird populations is nonetheless shocking and disturbing. The study was led by the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology, the American Bird […]

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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 […]

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CTAudubon Rare Bird Alert: Don’t Miss Out!

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