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Gull Workshop Saturday, March 25, 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...read more
You can now download the Spring 2017 issue of the COA Bulletin in PDF form. Be sure to check out the COA Bulletin archives here. Additionally, all past issues of The Connecticut Warbler from volumes 1-35 have been indexed and are available here.read more
The Connecticut Ornithological Association’s 33rd Annual Meeting is being held on Saturday, March 18, 2017 at Middlesex Community College, Middletown. Guest speakers include David Alan Sibley, William Burt, and John Kricher. Download the registration form for the 2017 COA Annual Meeting in PDF form here. Please see the 2017 COA Annual Meeting agenda here. COA will be offering a new hat at the upcoming annual meeting. The embroidered CT Warbler design will be the same but the color of the hat is khaki with a forest green brim. Cost is...read more
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, some anxious birders will head out pre-dawn on Jan 1st searching for owls to start their new year list. With the aid of Internet list-serves, eBird, COA website and cell phones, it is...read more
The Connecticut Ornithological Association’s 33rd Annual Meeting is being held on Saturday, March 18, 2017 at Middlesex Community College, Middletown. Guest speakers include David Alan Sibley, William Burt, and John Kricher. Please see the 2017 COA Annual Meeting agenda here. David Allen Sibley: “The Genesis of the Sibley Guides” The Sibley Guide to Birds was first conceived in the late 1970’s, when David Sibley was only a teenager, and it took more than 20 years to bring it to completion. In this lecture David talks...read more