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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2014/15 Christmas Bird Count and LIS Bird Count

The 2014/15 CBC schedule is available to download.
The LIS Bird Count started Dec 01 and runs until Jan 04.

Winter COA Bulletin Available

The COA Bulletin Winter issue is now available to download.

COA Mini-grant application reminder.

Visit the COA Mini-grant page to apply for funding for projects which specifically benefit avian wildlife in Connecticut. Applications are due by January 15, 2015.

Save the Date!

The COA Annual Meeting will take place on March 21, 2015 at Middlesex Community College in Middletown. Our speakers will include Norman Smith, the Snowy Owl expert; Tom Stephenson and Scott Whittle, authors of The Warbler Guide; and David Sibley, author of The Sibley Guide to Birds. More speaker details here.

Did you know ... ?

More and more, CT birders record their sightings on eBird and there are many benefits for you and the birding community. After signing up for eBird you can have alerts of unusual sightings in CT and other regions delivered 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.

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.

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