Posts Tagged ‘ Connecticut Audubon Society ’

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.

Why Osprey Nest Sightings in Connecticut Matter

Jun 24th, 2014 | By
An osprey flying over a marsh in Branford, Conn. (photo: cjzurcher, Environmental Headlines)

The Connecticut Audubon Society wants to get a better handle on osprey populations in the state. To do so, the group is launching a new citizen science program called “Osprey Nation.”

Can you volunteer an hour a month to help osprey population?

Jun 18th, 2014 | By
An osprey lands in its nest in Branford. (photo: cjzurcher, Environmental Headlines)

The goal of Osprey Nation is to create a long-term record of data that will give the conservation community a better understanding of the health of Connecticut’s Osprey population.

CT Audubon seeks artists for Birds and Their Habitat art exhibition

Apr 17th, 2014 | By

Connecticut Audubon Society announces a call to artists for the 5th annual Birds and Their Habitat Art Exhibition and Sale, Sept. 26-28. Works must feature birds and/or the beauty of nature, from bird life and their habitats to the diversity of natural landscapes specific to Connecticut and the Northeast. Works must be original and current.

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10 Reasons 2013 Was a Good Year for Conservation

Dec 28th, 2013 | By

The Connecticut Audubon Society isn’t letting 2013 pass without pointing out some of the highlights. An email alert and a page on their website outlines them nicely. “In 2013 we welcomed tens of thousands of hikers, improved hundreds of acres of key habitat, and provided outdoor science education to thousands of school children. We also found time for plenty of birding, and to help make it easier for birders around the state to get out to see Snowy Owls, Piping Plovers, Purple Martins and dozens of other birds.”

Bird artwork sought for Audubon exhibit : Deadline-June 28

May 3rd, 2013 | By

The Connecticut Audubon Society is seeking artwork for its fourth annual Birds and their Habitat Art Exhibition and Sale from Friday, Sept. 27, to Sunday, Sept. 29, at the society, 2325 Burr St. The deadline to submit artwork to the juried exhibition is Friday, June 28. For more on this story, visit: Bird artwork sought

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Workshop message: ‘You can’t have a community without trees’

Apr 17th, 2013 | By

With observances of Earth Day blossoming around the region all month long, people interested in helping to preserve the state’s forests and nurturing their own trees got advice firmly rooted in reality at a program, “Roots to Branches,” co-sponsored Saturday by the town’s Forestry Committee and the Connecticut Audubon Center at Fairfield. For more on

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Norwalk’s Hoyt Island will become bird sanctuary

Apr 4th, 2013 | By

Hoyt Island, a small island that sits in Long Island Sound between the Norwalk communities of Village Creek and Wilton Point, will become a bird sanctuary. The island is small, but potentially valuable as a resting spot for migrating songbirds and perhaps even nesting waders, such as herons and egrets.

Audubon Society thanks the community

Feb 21st, 2013 | By

2012 will be a year to remember at the Connecticut Audubon Society for many successes despite the unbelievable disruption and loss brought by storms. Last year we enthusiastically experienced record high numbers of campers in our hands-on, inquiry and science based summer camp. We effectively launched our new Science in Nature program and embraced our

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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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Connecticut Audubon Society to Develop Conservation & Management Plan for Aspetuck Land Trust’s Trout Brook Valley Preserve

Nov 30th, 2011 | By

The Aspetuck Land Trust announced plans in October this year to work with the Connecticut Audubon Society to develop an adaptive management and conservation strategy for the Trout Brook Valley Preserve. The objective is to gather information to help ALT maintain Trout Brook Valley in a natural state while simultaneously supporting its public use goal encouraging passive recreational use and enjoyment of the property. Click on this environmental headline to read more on this story from Twan Leenders, Conservation Biologist with the Connecticut Audubon Society.

Audubon Society building bigger center in Pomfret

Aug 23rd, 2010 | By

Pomfret, Conn. — Audubon Society officials are counting the days until a new 5,000-square-foot facility doubles their programming, office and meeting space. The Connecticut Audubon Society and contractors Rose Contruction, of Pomfret, broke ground Aug. 5 on a new $2 million grassland conservation and learning center. The Audubon Society expects to have the new facility

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Connecticut Audubon Society: White-tailed Kite Day 7

Aug 9th, 2010 | By

Yes, the White-tailed Kite is still here at Stratford Point, Milford Point, and between at Short Beach. Tomorrow will be one week since it was found. I have been getting a ton of questions via email and in person, so here’s more information on Stratford Point and the White-tailed Kite. Please pass this along to

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