Twenty-second ARCC Report

Below is the recently published 22nd ARCC report – please see all previous ARCC reports on this page. By Jay Kaplan and Greg Hanisek This is the Twenty-second Report of the Avian Records Committee of Connecticut (ARCC).  The Connecticut Ornithological Association (COA) checklist for Connecticut Birds has been updated and is now in print form as well as available on the COA web site.  The...

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Summer 2017 COA Bulletin

You can now download the Summer 2017 issue of the COA Bulletin in PDF form. Be sure to check out the COA Bulletin archives here.

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Silver Sands Status Update

SILVER SANDS STATUS UPDATE Changes made to the final version of the plan as a result of public comment, consultation with staff, and permit condition requirements: Eliminated paving in the overflow lot referred to by some as the ‘sparrow lanes’ Eliminate the reconfigured paved parking to the west of the paved parking lot and limit that to regrading to provide more positive drainage to the...

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Big January 2017 Connecticut Results

Big January 2017 Connecticut Results One of the most exciting beginnings of a birder’s New Year is starting a new list of bird species seen for the upcoming 12 months. Some people step this up a level by participating in the BIG JANUARY competition, a friendly and fun game to see who can spot the most Connecticut species during the month. Instead of partying New Year’s Eve till the ball drops,...

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HAS’s First “Big January”

HAS’s First “Big January” March 14, 2017 For most Connecticut residents, January is a cold, blustery time to stay indoors, curl up in a warm spot, and await better weather. But for Connecticut’s birdwatching community, January offers the opportunity to seek out our winter bird species. This year the Hartford Audubon Society (HAS) offered its first “Big January” birding challenge: to identify as...

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