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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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Mountainfilm on Tour Comes to Hartford on March 24: Get Your Tickets Now!

Mountainfilm on Tour returns with a new selection of culturally rich, adventure-packed, and inspiring documentaries from the 2019 Mountainfilm festival in Telluride, Colorado. Tuesday, March 24, 7 p.m. Infinity Hall, 32 Front St, Hartford 06103 Buy tickets here! This year’s bill includes: Cracking Ice Ceilings, directed by Mariano Carranza These women — the cholita climbers […]

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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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Vigilant volunteers on Connecticut beaches result in successful nesting season for threatened shorebirds

November 19, 2019– Thanks to the efforts of almost 100 volunteers on Connecticut’s beaches, two of the state’s most vulnerable shorebirds had highly successful breeding seasons in 2019, reflecting a generally safer shoreline locally for federally and state-threatened birds.

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Governor’s Executive Order #3: “We strongly believe that bold action is required to address the growing threat to our wildlife and habitats from the effects of climate change”

Connecticut Audubon Society’s letter supporting the development of a climate adaptation strategy in the state clearly lays out the threats that climate change poses to the state’s wildlife, and the importance of land protection in the climate change fight. November 8th, 2019 Commissioner Katie Dykes Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection  79 Elm Street  […]

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Connecticut Audubon’s radio telemetry equipment is tracking rare birds as they migrate

November 11, 2019 – Bicknell’s Thrush was among the species detected by Motus antenna in Sherman funded by a FirstLight grant. A second antenna is now up at Shepaug Dam in Southbury.

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2019 Christmas Bird Count

120th Audubon Annual Christmas Bird Count Connecticut 2019-2020 schedule Saturday, December 14, 2019: New Haven, CT (CTNH) Compiler: Chris Loscalzo, 67 Wepawaug Road, Woodbridge, CT 06525 closcalz@optonline.net 203-389-6508 (New Haven Bird Club) Storrs, CT (CTST) Compiler: Steve Morytko, 288 Varga Road, Ashford, CT 06278 smorytko@yahoo.com (M) 860-680-5728 (Natchaug Ornithological Society) Woodbury-Roxbury, CT (CTWR) Compiler: Ken […]

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Climate Change Poses a Huge Risk to Birds

October 10, 2019 — It was less than a month ago that a study in the journal Science reported that North America’s bird population had plummeted by 30 percent since 1970. Now another new study indicates that because of climate change the next 50 years and longer might be even more bleak for birds. The […]

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Tagging Monarchs

September 30, 2019 – Last week Carol Kratzman, the teacher-naturalist at the Coastal Center, told me she would be tagging monarch butterflies in a couple of days and invited me to come along. I thought it would make a good story so I emailed Jill Dion, the editor of Hearst’s Milford Mirror. She responded with […]

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