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State of the Birds 2020: The first in-depth look at how the pandemic is affecting conservation

December 3, 2020 — Bird conservation and research didn’t stop when the COVID-19 pandemic struck in March. But they were affected in ways big and small, usually for the worse but in some cases creating opportunities for conservationists to adapt and make the best of a bad situation. That’s the main finding of Connecticut Audubon’s 2020 State of the Birds report, released today.

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Young, Gifted, and Wild About Birds

November 21, 2020 — Join us for this great series of presentations featuring younger-generation conservationists, scientists and ornithologists doing newsworthy or innovative work. Topics include #BlackBirdersWeek, E.O. Wilson’s Half-Earth movement, urban and suburban birds and bees, #BirdsNamesforBirds, and more.

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News Release: Connecticut Audubon Agrees to Buy a Former Inn in Old Lyme as Headquarters for its Roger Tory Peterson Estuary Center

November 2, 2020 — The Connecticut Audubon Society and its Roger Tory Peterson Estuary Center will soon have a great new facility in Old Lyme to continue to carry out the regional conservation, science research and education work that began five years when the RTPEC was established.

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Land Donation Adds Important Bird Habitat to Connecticut Audubon Preserve in Montville

September 3, 2020 — Thirty-three acres of prime oak forest has been added to Connecticut Audubon’s 233-acre Morgan R. Chaney Sanctuary in Montville, increasing the amount of habitat protected by the preserve by almost 15 percent.

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The mixed legacy of John James Audubon

August 27, 2020 — For the past several weeks there has been an important and renewed focus on issues of inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility in our society and institutions. Accordingly, the Connecticut Audubon Society and other Audubon societies across the country have been involved in discussions about the mixed legacy of John James Audubon.

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Permanent Conservation Fund Passes in Congress

July 23, 2020 — Conservationists throughout the country are celebrating yesterday’s passage by the U.S. House of Representatives of the Great American Outdoors Act, which creates a permanent annual fund of $900 million for land protection and outdoor recreation. The House vote followed passage in the Senate last month. The bill is expected to be signed into law.

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Nosotros, la Sociedad Audubon de Connecticut, sumamos nuestras voces a los recientes llamados al cambio de nuestro país

Nosotros, la Sociedad Audubon de Connecticut, sumamos nuestras voces a los recientes llamados al cambio de nuestro país. La naturaleza no conoce fronteras raciales. Es nuestra visión que la diversas poblaciones aprecien el valor del mundo natural y tengan acceso a él. Cualquier posibilidad que la comunidad de observadores de aves, se sientan al margen […]

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We at the Connecticut Audubon Society add our voices to the rising calls for change in our country.

June 5, 2020 — We at the Connecticut Audubon Society add our voices to the rising calls for change in our country. Nature knows no racial boundaries. It is our vision that everyone in our diverse population appreciate the value of the natural world and have access to it. Any possibility that the birding community could feel isolated from racism was shattered last week when Christian Cooper, a birder who happened to be black, was subjected to overt racism while searching for a Mourning Warbler in Central Park.

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“Farming” a Rich Source of Food for Migrating Birds

June 4, 2020 — Where do your donations go? Some go right into the ground. Your support is being invested in new places to keep migrating birds well-supplied with high-energy seeds to fuel them on their long flights.

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2020 Birdathon Photo Contest Winners

June 1, 2020 — We are thrilled to announce the winners of the 2020 Birdathon Photo contest. Birders from across the state submitted approximately 100 photos, all taken in Connecticut from May 22 to 24. They included geese, ducks, herons, hawks, owls, warblers — even a box turtle. The winners were chosen by Julian Hough, an experienced bird photographer and graphic designer.

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