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Press Release – A study of Old Lyme’s Tree Swallow roost by Cornell, UMass and others could revolutionize scientific understanding of the species

October 3, 2018 – As natural spectacles go, there might be nothing in Connecticut to match the roosting at dusk in late summer of Tree Swallows in Old Lyme. Each evening on Goose Island, tens of thousands of birds convene. Or is it hundreds of thousands? A million? Nobody knows for sure. But now a […]


Roseate Spoonbill again: for your eyes only

October 3, 2018 – “I kept watching and was rewarded when it untucked its head to preen. There was the spoon-shaped bill, clearly outlined against the leaves for several seconds before the bird tucked it away again.”


Our view: Congress must act on two pain-free proposals to provide funding for land and wildlife protection

The following essay was published on the Op-Ed page of the Hartford Courant on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 by Patrick Comins and Tom Andersen Among the wisest decisions ever made in Connecticut were those that led to the creation and expansion of Hammonasset Beach, Rocky Neck, Bluff Point, and Sherwood Island state parks. Those decisions […]


Long Island Sound and other New England waters get added protection for vital herring fishery

September 26, 2018 – A memo from Executive Director Patrick Comins about a recent decision to protect the Northeast’s herring fishery I am thrilled to report some great and unexpected news. Yesterday the New England Fishery Management Council passed Amendment 8 to the Atlantic Herring Fishery Management Plan. Having corresponded with Connecticut’s representatives on the […]


The Endangered Species Act must be saved

September 24, 2018 – The Endangered Species Act protects wildlife throughout the United States and its territories, and it has a direct affect on several species of bird in Connecticut. Those birds could suffer population declines if the act is weakened, as the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposes. Here is the letter from Executive […]





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