Posts Tagged ‘ birding ’

Rare Birds To Be Punted From Rentschler Field Area

Sep 19th, 2014 | By

It’s a prime habitat for nesting birds, including upland sandpipers, grasshopper sparrows and bobolinks. However, an $84 million, 350,000-square-foot outlet shopping center is planned for the site.

Global warming a threat to Greenwich birds, and birds elsewhere

Sep 15th, 2014 | By

According to a recent report by the National Audubon Society, these birds are just a few of the local species that may disappear from Greenwich and its environs by 2080 because of climate change — read that as global warming. Rising temperatures and tides, the report says, could force the birds to seek cooler climates

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Habitat Change Threatens Connecticut’s Birds; Sound Conservation Management is Crucial to Recovery

Jul 29th, 2014 | By

Connecticut’s wide diversity of bird species is diminishing and is at risk of continued declines as habitats throughout the state suffer from neglect caused by a lack of conservation management. Connecticut Audubon Society has released its annual State of the Birds Report to serve as a guide, a warning, and a call to action.

The declining population of Bobolinks in Connecticut can be addressed with proper land management.

For the Birds: Summertime at the beach | Chris Bozak

Jul 10th, 2014 | By

By CHRIS BOSAK They screech at you, dive bomb you, gang up on you and generally make you feel very unwelcome. One even did its business on my shoulder to show how much it didn’t want me there. It’s all in a day’s work for volunteers with the Audubon Alliance for Coastal Waterbirds. I say

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More spring migrants and breeders (beautiful pictures from Scott Kruitbosch

May 10th, 2012 | By

More spring migrants and breeders I found 76 species of birds including 21 species of warblers at the Trout Brook Valley Conservation Area of the Aspetuck Land Trust on May 8. It was another dark and dreary sort of day, far from a photographers dream amongst a sea of leaves, but here are some shots

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Audubon Greenwich ~ Nature Programs & Special Events: Friday, March 30 – May 26, 2012

Mar 30th, 2012 | By

Friday & Saturday, March 30-31, 2012 The 30th National Pesticide Forum ~ Healthy Communities: Green solutions for safe environments Two days of talks and workshops, hosted by Beyond Pesticides and co-sponsored by Audubon Connecticut. Kroon Hall (on Prospect Street, near Sachem Street), Yale University, New Haven, CT. Friday (daytime): Farm Tours  / Friday (night) Keynote

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Conservation District seeks birding volunteers

Feb 12th, 2012 | By

The Eastern Connecticut Conservation District is seeking volunteers who are interested in documenting the types of birds that utilize the Poquetanuck Cove, a tidal cove of the Thames River in Ledyard and Preston, from Feb. 17 to Feb. 20, coinciding with the Great American Bird Count. For more on this story, visit: The Day –

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Razorbills invade Long Island Sound in Connecticut |

Dec 27th, 2011 | By

Razorbills are showing up on Long Island Sound up and down the Connecticut coast. They were a welcome addition to the coastal Christmas Bird Counts in Connecticut. I was lucky enough to see two of them yesterday off the coast of Stamford.

Connecticut’s Trinity College starts display of rare Audubon book pages

Dec 27th, 2011 | By

Trinity College has started a special project to display every page of its rare edition of “Birds of America,” John James Audubon’s illustrated field guide on identifying and documenting birds. The large book is in a protected display case at Trinity’s Watkinson Library, where its head curator will turn one page each week for viewing

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Volunteers build nesting boxes for terns

Nov 6th, 2011 | By

On Saturday, about 60 people – Coast Guard cadets and staff, students from Connecticut College and the New London Science and Technology Magnet School and volunteers with Audubon Connecticut – built 200 new nesting boxes during a daylong project at the Coast Guard Academy. For more on this story, visit: The Day – Volunteers build

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Lumber Available for Groups to Build Bluebird Boxes

Oct 26th, 2011 | By

The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Wildlife Division is once again offering 50 bundles of rough-cut lumber to groups, free-of-charge, for building bluebird nest boxes. Although lumber is only available for groups, individuals interested in aiding Connecticut’s bluebird population may obtain an eastern bluebird fact sheet by visiting the Wildlife Publications section of the DEEP Web site (

The Register’s Nature Calendar

Dec 29th, 2010 | By

From a New Year’s Day Hike in Hamden to First Wednesday Walks with the New Haven Bird Club, walks in Osbornedale State Park, a talk with Dr. Robert DeCandido at a meeting of the Menunkatuck Audubon Society, the History of New Haven Bird Club with John Triana. The New Haven Register has a nice nature

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2 American Avocets, rare Connecticut wanderers, spotted in Guilford

Aug 25th, 2010 | By

Joan and Jim Clifford of Southbury sent us the following photographs of two American Avocets they spotted in Guilford on Aug. 17, 2010. I first saw the images on Greg Hanisek’s blog on the Waterbury Republican-American website and left a comment that I would love to share the photos with readers of CT Environmental Headlines.

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Nice video of the White-tailed Kite in Stratford

Aug 23rd, 2010 | By

Avocets in Guilford — News-Times

Aug 23rd, 2010 | By

Two American Avocets, rare wanderers to Connecticut, were feeding recently in the shallow water. The birds didn’t stay long, but two birders did what an increasing number of birders are doing — they took some pictures. via Talking Nature with Greg Hanisek » Avocets in Guilford. For a related story with photos of these rare

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Birdwatchers flock to Stratford to catch a glimpse of rare raptor

Aug 10th, 2010 | By

STRATFORD — Legions of bird-watchers throughout the Northeast are all atwitter over the appearance of a white-tailed kite that’s taken up residence in the town’s Lordship section. via Birdwatchers flock to Stratford to catch a glimpse of rare raptor – Connecticut Post.