Glastonbury: Programs on the environment

Jan 29th, 2013 | By

The environment takes center stage at the Connecticut Audubon Center at Glastonbury over the next few weeks. For more on this story, visit: Glastonbury: Programs on the environment – Courant.com.

Hurricane Sandy’s damage to Connecticut bird habitats studied

Jan 29th, 2013 | By

The Connecticut Audubon Society is planning to study how Hurricane Sandy’s significant damage to shoreline nesting habitats will affect endangered birds, and whether it could benefit some of them. For more on this story, visit: Hurricane Sandy’s damage to Connecticut bird habitats studied- The Register Citizen.

First Nest Ever Discovered of One of the World’s Most Endangered Birds

Jan 23rd, 2013 | By

  Stresemann’s Bristlefront by Ciro Albano – NE Brazil Birding. Photo may be used with credit. (Washington, D.C., January 17, 2013) The first known nest of one of the world’s rarest birds – the Critically Endangered Stresemann’s Bristlefront – has been discovered in Brazil. Of perhaps equal significance is that strong evidence of active nestlings

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Tweed New Haven Regional Airport employs sharpshooters to keep animals off runways

Jan 3rd, 2013 | By

As of mid-December, the USDA had taken 23 deer off airport property in 2012.

Providing Housing for Bluebirds One Box at a Time

Dec 7th, 2012 | By

If you build it, they will come. Sounds simple, right? This common phrase is often used to describe situations with definite outcomes. Hang up a bird feeder and you get birds. Plant wildflowers and you get bees. Put up a bluebird nest box and you get bluebirds . . . well maybe. Truth be told, it may not be quite as straightforward as “build it and they will come.”

Loons, loons, loons: Trip on Long Island Sound yields loons aplenty

Dec 5th, 2012 | By

Loons, loons and more loons. That’s what The Hour saw during a recent birdwatching boat trip out to the Norwalk Islands this week.

GDT European wildlife photographer of the year 2012 – in pictures | guardian.co.uk

Nov 8th, 2012 | By

Stunning images of animals from land and sea feature in this selection of the best wildlife snaps of the GDT European wildlife photographer of the year awards GDT European wildlife photographer of the year 2012 – in pictures | Environment | guardian.co.uk.

Audubon Statement on Secretary Salazar’s National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska Announcement

Oct 4th, 2012 | By

Following today’s National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska announcement by Department of the Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, National Audubon Society President and CEO David Yarnold said: “The secretary’s plan shows that Americans can protect nature even on lands designated for energy production. It would be a great victory for birds, wildlife and common sense. And it says that some places really are too precious to drill, and there’s no better example than the Teshekpuk Lake area, one of the planet’s most prolific bird nurseries.”

DEEP Advises Motorists to Use Caution in theThomaston Area due to Moose Sightings

Oct 2nd, 2012 | By

Motorists in the Thomaston area are advised to use extra caution and be observant while driving due to the sighting of a moose near Route 8. Moose near roadways pose a particular danger because their dark color and tall stance make them difficult to see at night and, once struck, more likely to collapse through the vehicle windshield.

Fish Passage Project on Mattabesset River in East Berlin Will Open Valuable Habitat for Wildlife

Sep 28th, 2012 | By

Contractors have started building a major fishway on the Mattabesset River, a Connecticut River tributary. NEW HAVEN, CT — Work is now underway on a state-of-the-art fishway on the Mattabesset River in East Berlin. Led by The Nature Conservancy’s Connecticut Program in partnership with the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP), the project

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The long and winding migration

Sep 23rd, 2012 | By

Fall migration in Connecticut is not a straightforward matter. How can it be when birds fly west in order to travel south, then sometimes turn north before correcting their heading. It’s all got to do with the map. The East Coast of North America runs north-south for the most part with one exception. The coast

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DEEP Catches and Kills CT Black Bear Deemed ‘Problem Bear’

Sep 5th, 2012 | By

Two videos posted on YouTube show Bear B-1 eating while people are nearby, talking at her. For more on this story, visit: DEEP Catches and Kills CT Black Bear Deemed “Problem Bear” – Glastonbury, CT Patch.

New Federal and Junior Duck Stamps Are Easy Way to Help Protect Wetland Habitat

Jul 2nd, 2012 | By

The 2012-2013 Federal Duck Stamp went on sale today across the United States, giving hunters, stamp collectors and anyone who cares about migratory birds and other wildlife an easy way to help conserve their habitat.

Ninety-eight percent of proceeds from sales of the stamp are used to acquire and protect vital wetlands supports hundreds of species of migratory birds, wildlife and plants.

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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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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Nest of aggressive hawk knocked down

Feb 6th, 2012 | By

Either a red-shouldered, or a red-tailed, hawk, no one’s quite sure which — they’re similar — has attacked at least four students on campus. The latest attack was last Thursday. For more on this story, visit: ‘Hawk’s nest’ knocked down video – Fairfield – Minuteman News Center.

Counting crows … and other bird species during annual event

Feb 3rd, 2012 | By

Ted Gilman, education specialist at Audubon Greenwich, is the point man for two February national events for bird lovers. On Thursday at Cos Cob Library Gilman will address the significance surrounding National Bird Feeding Month and also how to participate in the Great Backyard Bird Count that takes place in Greenwich from February 17-20. For

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Road Runoff Spurring Spotted Salamander Evolution

Feb 1st, 2012 | By

Spotted salamanders exposed to contaminated roadside ponds are adapting to their toxic environments, according to a Yale paper in Scientific Reports. This study provides the first documented evidence that a vertebrate has adapted to the negative effects of roads apparently by evolving rapidly. “This adaptation is certainly encouraging for conservation,” said Steven Brady, the study’s author and a doctoral student at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies. “But our modern footprint is fundamentally changing species in ways we don’t understand and, critically, we don’t know if these adaptive responses will keep pace with environmental change.”

Don’t Let Your Yard Become a Wildlife Sanctuary

Jan 31st, 2012 | By

Animal advocates and hunters disagree about the best way to control wildlife intruders that find their way into your backyard. But animal advocates, hunters and wildlife experts agree that development encroaches on wildlife habitats, forcing many species to venture into the suburbs to seek food and shelter. And now deer, coyotes, fox, raccoons and even

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Beardsley Zoo Gets Grant

Jan 31st, 2012 | By

Beardsley Zoo says it’s receiving a $78,000 grant to help it train youths in wildlife conservation. The three-year grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services will support the Bridgeport zoo’s Conservation Discovery Corps teen program. For more on this story, visit: Beardsley Zoo Gets Grant « CBS Connecticut.