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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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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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Connecticut State of the Birds 2019: An Improved Long Island Sound Faces Unpredictable Change

December 5, 2019—Water quality in Long Island Sound is as good as it’s been since before the height of the industrial age. And yet the Sound’s most important habitats and its wildlife, including birds, are on the edge of major, hard-to-predict changes.

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