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The 5th Annual Migration Madness Birdathon, May 13-15, 2022

The Connecticut Audubon Society invites you to a weekend of great birding and bird-related programs: the 5th annual Migration Madness Birdathon, set for May 13, 14 and 15, 2022. It’s a friendly competition to see as many species as possible in Connecticut over the weekend of May 13, 14 and 15. It’s also a way for you to contribute directly to bird conservation in Connecticut.

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Action Alert: Help protect the natural resources of the Salmon River State Forest

February 11, 2022 — A proposal to create mountain biking trails in Salmon River State Forest could end up being a win-win for conservation and for responsible outdoor recreation. But for that to happen, we need you to please write to the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection and ask that provisions be made to protect the site’s natural resources.

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52,000 acres in Connecticut designated as Nation’s 30th National Estuarine Research Reserve

January 14, 2022—A large section of Connecticut’s southeastern coast, encompassing ecologically rich tidal marshes, and shallow coves, bays and rivers, has been designated as the country’s 30th National Estuarine Research Reserve. The new reserve is the first in Connecticut. It covers about 52,000 acres in and around the lower Connecticut and Thames Rivers.

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Brooke Bateman, Ph.D.: “Birds Are Telling Us It’s Time to Act on Climate Change”

January 13, 2022 — This might be the most important presentation you see all year: Dr. Brooke Bateman, lead climate scientist for the National Audubon Society, will explain how Connecticut can protect bird habitat while also making huge strides toward its climate change goals. Dr. Bateman’s presentation — “Birds Are Telling Us It’s Time to Act on Climate Change” — will expand upon her article in the recent Connecticut State of the Birds Report, “Three Million Birds Are Gone. How Do We Bring Them Back?”

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Young, Gifted & Wild About Birds 2022: The next generation has arrived, and you can catch them on Zoom

January 6, 2022 — Connecticut Audubon’s online series, Young, Gifted, and Wild About Birds, starts this month with the first of five Zoom presentations — combining conservation science with the joy and fun of getting to know the bird world. Young, Gifted, and Wild About Birds 2022 presents compelling, cutting edge ideas and voices.

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Action Alert: Speak out today to protect horseshoe crabs and shorebirds

December 15, 2021 — Connecticut Audubon needs you to speak out in favor of a proposed change to state regulations that are likely to benefit shorebirds. The change, proposed by Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, would lower the number of horseshoe crabs that can be caught in the state. That is likely to help species such as Red Knot and Semipalmated Sandpiper, which rely on horseshoe crab eggs for food during their migration through Connecticut.

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CT State of the Birds 2021: To recoup the loss of 3 billion birds, what is the most important thing to do now?

December 6, 2021 — Restoring a bird population that has fallen by 30 percent over 50 years will require a slate of conservation activities. There’s no time like the present. But which activities are paramount? For the 2021 Connecticut State of the Birds report, we asked experts around the country: What do you think is the most important thing to do now to stabilize and restore the bird population?

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A bird-lover’s guide to the 2021 CT State of the Birds report

December 1, 2021 — The starting point for the report is a study published in Science in September 2019. Written by 11 top ornithologists from the U.S. and Canada, it shows that over the last 50 years, North America has lost about 30% of its birds. In other words, there are three billion fewer birds in North America today than there were in 1970.

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Young, Gifted, and Wild About Birds 2022

January 6, 2022 — The next generation has arrived with great hopes and plans for the future, and you can see and hear about their work in Young, Gifted, and Wild About Birds 2022.

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Osprey Nation 2021 Report: Reasons to celebrate, including lots of Ospreys

November 22, 2021 — We’re releasing the Osprey Nation report for the 2021 season today. It shows that this year, 342 volunteer stewards submitted data on 814 nests. Of those nests, 558 were active. The 558 pairs of Ospreys that occupied those nests produced 858 fledglings. Both numbers are by far the highest since the project began.

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