Birds & Birding
Upcoming birding events by the Connecticut Ornithological Association include:
Sunday, March 26, 2017 at 8:00 am
Stratford Point, Stratford
Join us as we look for and learn about the gulls of Connecticut. Patrick Comins will share his considerable knowledge about how to identify members of this extraordinarily challenging group of birds. We’ll look for gulls along the shore and have a sit down session where we’ll go over the finer points of gull ID. This is a good time of year to find rarities, such as Black-headed, Little, and Mew Gulls. We may visit other sites such as Long Beach in Stratford, Seaside Park in Bridgeport, and Southport Beach, depending on where the gulls are congregating. Last year, we saw a California Gull as part of the workshop. Meet at Audubon Connecticut’s Habitat Management Area at 1207 Prospect Drive, Stratford. The workshop is free and open to COA members and non-members alike. Leaders: Patrick Comins, et al. Contact person: Chris Loscalzo at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 203 389-6508.
Here are several tools that will help you in all of your birding quests in Connecticut:
- One of the best places to report bird sightings and to connect with area birders in Connecticut is on the CTBirds, the free, public, moderated email list serv provided by the Connecticut Ornithological Association;
- Be sure to also see the CT Birds Email Archives for emails dating to 2007;
- The Connecticut Birding Events Calendar lists everything we know that is happening in Connecticut relating to birding including walks, talks, workshops, and much more;
- This Checklist of the Birds of Connecticut lists every bird species ever seen in our state;
- However, if you think you have seen something very rare, take a look at the Avian Records Committee of Connecticut Review List to see if you should submit a report of your sighting;
- Here is a map featuring some of the best birding sites in Connecticut with some additional details listed for select locations;
- Please enter any and all of your bird sightings to eBird, a terrific tool for citizen scientists that allows your data to help conservation projects here in Connecticut and all over the world while providing you with lists and output with observations from birders like you.
Below you will find some of Connecticut’s most recent rarities via AccuBirder and eBird.