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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Registration is Open!

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. Speaker details, program schedule and registration form can be found on the News page.

COA T-shirts Available at the Annual Meeting - Order soon!

Annual meeting attendees may submit a request to purchase a new COA T-shirt. Find out how to get one here but hurry as requests must be received by March 4th.

Rusty Blackbird Blitz 2015

From mid-March through April participate in a citizen science project designed to help study a species in serious decline. More information on the News page.

2015 BIG JANUARY Connecticut

The 2015 Big January - Connecticut competition results are in!! Congratulations to all who participated!

The Spring COA Bulletin Available

The COA Bulletin 2015 Spring issue is now available to download.

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.