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Whimbrel

August 3, 2018 — All of Connecticut’s coastal shorebird habitat attracts Whimbrels, but the Coastal Center at Milford Point is an especially favorable place to look for them because of the way high tides concentrate shorebirds in a relatively small open area.

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Student scientists from Mount Holyoke uncover important habitat changes in the Connecticut River estuary

August 7, 2018 — The coves, inlets and backwaters of the Connecticut River estuary are among the region’s most important refuges for waterfowl during migration and through the winter. Dabbling ducks – Northern Pintail, Northern Shoveler, Mallard, Black Duck, Gadwall – gather there to find safe cover among the vegetation and to feast on the […]

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A Successful Summer for Purple Martins at the Coastal Center

August 2, 2018 – The population of Purple Martins continues to rise at the Milford Point Coastal Center. This summer, 128 nestlings were fitted with identifying leg bands by a team of staff and volunteers from the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection and the Connecticut Audubon Society. Last year there were 107, in […]

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Recycling Fishing Line to Save Birds

August 1, 2018 – Parts of the waterfront in Fairfield and Bridgeport will soon be getting new recycling tubes for the safe disposal of the monofilament fishing line that can strangle or disable birds who get caught in it. A team of volunteers is building and installing the tubes. Madeline Dennis Raleigh of Black Rock […]

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Endangered Sedge Wrens are Nesting and Drawing a Crowd at our Sanctuary in Pomfret

July 19, 2018. A tiny endangered bird that rarely nests in the state has made a home this year at the Connecticut Audubon Society’s Bafflin Sanctuary in Pomfret.

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