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News: Osprey Nation 2019 Season Report

April 2, 2020 — The sixth season of the Osprey Nation citizen science project saw increases in the total number of Osprey nests in Connecticut.

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Spring 2020: The Daily Bird

We’re revising our large archive of Bird Finder features, bringing them up to date for this spring and re-posting them as our Spring 2020 Bird of the Day. We hope it provides a few moments of enjoyable distraction during this difficult time.

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Spring 2020 videos: vernal pools, Eastern Bluebirds, live owl

March 24, 2020 — Our staff experts are on video talking about vernal pools, Eastern Bluebirds, and Barred Owls (which a special appearance by Cookie).

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Mobile App

Explore our centers and sanctuaries on your mobile device Soar through our centers and sanctuaries with this free app, which highlights unique and interesting features at each stop. Take one of our tours while you’re onsite or plan ahead with detailed directions and maps to your nearest Connecticut Audubon location. Features include: Tours of our […]

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In support of the Blue Plan, environmental justice, and restrictions on polystyrene

Testimony of The Connecticut Audubon Society in support of HJ 1 to adopt the Blue Plan, HB 5103 An Act Requiring an Evaluation of the State’s Environmental Justice Law and SB 99 To Restrict the use And Distribution Of Polystyrene Products Across the State.  February 21st, 2020 The Connecticut Audubon Society thanks the Committee and […]

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2020 Audubon Alliance training sessions

March 3, 2020 — You’re invited to make a difference for threatened birds at the beach as an official  summer volunteer of the Audubon Alliance for Coastal Waterbirds. Training sessions are scheduled for Old Lyme and Stratford next week.

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Postponed til March 23, 2021. Author Scott Weidensaul to Speak in Ridgefield

February 26, 2020 – Author Scott Weidensaul, whose book Living on the Wind: Across the Hemisphere with Migratory Birds was nominated for a Pultizer Prize, will be giving a lecture on bird migration and habitats at the Ridgefield Library at 1 p.m. Tuesday March 24. The talk, part of the annual Conservation Meeting of the Ridgefield Garden Club, is co-sponsored by the Connecticut Audubon Society. It is free and open to the public but seating is limited. Register on the library website.

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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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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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