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The Most Overlooked Birds in North America. RSVP for Joanna Wu’s presentation, Young, Gifted & Wild About Birds

Anyone who has been on a group bird walk knows that it’s the male Scarlet Tanager, the male Indigo Bunting, the male Blackburnian Warbler that draw the attention. But are there conservation implications if females, whose plumage is as beautiful in subtler ways, are ignored? “The Most Overlooked Birds in North America: Females” is the topic of the next Young, Gifted and Wild About Birds, with Joanna Wu, an ornithologist and ecologist at UCLA. Joanna’s presentation is set for 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 2, via Zoom.


Nature on Display in New Exhibitions Celebrating Pulitzer Prize-Winning Writer and Photographer

January 21, 2023 – More than half a century ago, naturalist writer and photographer Edwin Way Teale bought a rustic retreat in the heart of northeastern Connecticut. His work at Trail Wood, a 168-acre farmstead in Hampton, inspired a new generation of environmental conservationists to honor the land and continue his legacy. Two public exhibitions that mark Teale’s legacy are opening this month.


Connecticut Audubon’s newest preserve: Stratford Point, a conservation centerpiece in a rich ecological region

January 9, 2023 — Connecticut Audubon is kicking off its 125th anniversary year by announcing the acquisition of the Stratford Point preserve, a 28-acre coastal habitat in the heart of one of the state’s most important environmental regions.


Young, Gifted & Wild About Birds 2023

Help celebrate Connecticut Audubon’s 125th anniversary by delving into the future of bird conservation with the 2023 edition of Young, Gifted and Wild About Birds! The series features five interesting, smart and energetic younger-generation conservationists talking about both big-picture and fine-grained topics, all via Zoom. First up: Corina Newsome of the National Wildlife Federation, on Thursday, January 19.


December 2022: Winterberry

  Homegrown Habitat provides advice on what and where to plant, one per month, written by Sarah W. Middeleer, a landscape designer whose work focuses on ecology and designing for wildlife. Sarah serves as vice chair of the Connecticut Audubon Board of Directors. Write to her at Winterberry Ilex verticillata December 15, 2022 — […]


Keep up with how the media covered Connecticut State of the Birds and the Osprey Nation 2022 report

December 6, 2022 — Connecticut Audubon’s two recent, important reports captured the attention of the news media in the state and beyond. Both the Osprey Nation 2022 report (and the project itself) and the annual Connecticut State of the Birds report broke important news and explained trends in Connecticut bird conservation. Connecticut Audubon members and donors are responsible for the support needed to complete this important work.


Connecticut State of the Birds 2022: These Species Tell the Story of Conservation Over 125 Years, and Point to the Issues of the Future

December 1, 2022 — Connecticut Audubon’s 2022 State of the Birds report, released today, looks at the health and future of five groups of birds, in Connecticut and beyond, whose conservation history is tied closely to the history of environmental conservation in the United States. Titled “125 Years of Bird Conservation Through Local Action,” the report marks the 125th anniversary of the Connecticut Audubon Society, which was founded in January 1898. (Bald Eagle photo by Julian Hough.)


Join us on Dec. 1 for “125 Years of Bird Conservation Through Local Action” — the official release of the Connecticut State of the Birds 2022 report

November 27, 2022 — Join us on Thursday, December 1, 11 a.m., on Zoom for the official release of the 2022 Connecticut State of the Birds report. The authors of the report’s articles will join Connecticut Audubon staff to discuss the report and the history and future of conservation. It’s free but you must RSVP to get the link.


A Look Back: 125 Years and More of Assaults on Birds, and Solutions by Conservationists — Connecticut State of the Birds 2022

November 29, 2022 — To provide context for the 2022 Connecticut State of the Birds report, we are posting the report’s introduction and a conservation timeline. You’re invited to join the senior conservation staff of Connecticut Audubon and the report’s authors for a release-day presentation on Zoom, 11 a.m., Thursday, December 1.


385 Osprey Nation volunteers mapped 606 active nests in 2022, more than ever

November 21, 2022 — The number of Osprey nests in Connecticut continued to grow in 2022, and the Osprey Nation volunteer monitoring project grew with it, allowing conservationists to keep a close eye on the species and its recovery from near extinction.





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