Connecticut's Birding Organization

The Connecticut Ornithological Association (COA) is the only statewide organization dedicated specifically
to Connecticut's birds, birders, and birding.

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116th Annual Christmas Bird Counts Dates

All Connecticut 2015 Christmas Bird Count dates have been set.

COA Mini-grants Available

The COA Mini-Grant committee is now accepting applications for the 2016 wards. The program is designed to help fund projects in Connecticut which specifically benefit Connecticut's birds. Successful applications in past years have been for such items as materials for 10 Kestrel nest boxes ($500.00), a raptor enclosure for educational birds ($700.00) and a sound system to attract Purple Martins to an existing "apartment complex" in a wildlife preserve ($350.00). The total amount available is $2,500.00 and the deadline for submission is January 15, 2016. Complete information and application forms can be found on the COA Web site at:

2015 COA Fall Bulletin available

The COA Bulletin Fall edition is now available to download.

Help stretch CT Conservation $$$$

An excellent way to support habitat conservation in Connecticut is to buy a CT Duck Stamp and a Federal Duck Stamp annually. A Federal Duck Stamp gets you free admission to any national wildlife refuge that charges an entry fee. CT Duck Stamp funds have generated additional monies for Connecticut through matching grants from federal conservation initiatives.

2015 COA Workshop Schedule

The COA Workshop Schedule is out! These workshops provide CT birders with a great opportunity to learn more about some of the more challenging bird ID opportunities found in Connecticut.

Did you know ... ?

More and more, CT birders record their sightings on eBird and there are many benefits for you and the birding community. Besides archiving all your sightings, after registering eBird can send alerts of unusual sightings in CT and other regions to your email inbox. There are options for delivery of alerts by county, state, and country and also Needs Alerts for species you have not personally recorded in a particular region. For more information visit the eBird Alerts help page.

Once you've registered for eBird you might also want to check out Birdlog. It is tightly integrated with eBird offering a very handy way to easily record and enter your eBird data using a phone/tablet app while you're in the field.

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Become a Member and Help Support COA.

There are many services COA provides for no fee but we can't do it without your help. The CTBirds list, free workshops, two great quarterly publications, web services, and behind-the-scenes support for birds and habitat throughout the state. Join/renew today! Your support helps us to continue to maintain and enhance these services, pursue our mission, and promote avian interests in our state.