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Visit our blog frequently to keep up to date with everything happening at the Connecticut Ornithological Association as well as Connecticut birds and birding. You will find more information on events, publications, educational opportunities, conservation issues plus photos and videos of rare or memorable birds seen by our members.

2018 COA Sea Duck Workshop

Posted by on Jan 4, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

UPDATE! Workshop start time has been moved to 11AM due to predicted heavy rain! Join us for a workshop on identifying sea ducks at Harkness State Park in Waterford on January 13, 2018 at 8AM. End time of 11AM is approximate. Loons, Grebes,Scoters, Eiders, Mergansers and maybe an alcid (Razorbill) all possible. Unusual gulls, Northern Gannet, Purple Sandpipers, Great Cormorants and others may add to our enjoyment. We will share a handout reviewing key identification points (compiled by Chris Loscalzo) in preparation for our viewing from the...

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Big January 2018

Posted by on Jan 2, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

CONNECTICUT ORNITHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION BIG JANUARY COMPETITION To qualify, one needs to have identified (seen or heard) a minimum of 90 species for the month within Connecticut. All species seen/heard need to have been counted on public property, your own property, or private property with permission. Report your species list in the same order as the http://www.ctbirding.org/birds-birding/checklist-of-the-birds-of-connecticut/ or the species order of eBird is also acceptable. Also, if possible, provide the date and location (town) for the...

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2017 Winter COA Bulletin Available

Posted by on Dec 6, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

The 2017 Winter COA Bulletin is now available to download here (PDF file). Be sure to check out the COA Bulletin archives here.

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Connecticut Ornithological Association’s 34th Annual Meeting

Posted by on Dec 4, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

COA Annual Meeting March 24, 2018 The Connecticut Ornithological Association’s 34th Annual Meeting is being held on March 24, 2018 at Middlesex Community College, Middletown, CT. Guest speakers include: Scott Weidensaul Of a Feather: A (Brief) History of American Birding From the moment Europeans arrived in North America, they were awestruck by a continent awash with birds – great flocks of wild pigeons, woodlands alive with brilliantly colored songbirds. Join naturalist and author Scott Weidensaul as he traces the unpredictable history of...

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Zepko Audubon Camp Scholarship 2018

Posted by on Dec 4, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Zepko Audubon Camp Scholarship 2018 The Connecticut Ornithological Association (COA) is pleased to announce that through the great generosity of one of our founding members, George W. Zepko ,  we now are offering one Zepko Audubon Camp  Scholarship in 2018 to nurture interest in bird study and conservation among young birders.  When George was a teenager, he received a scholarship to the Audubon Camp of Maine (now known as the Hog Island Audubon Camp), which started his life-long interest in birds and natural history.  He has made it possible...

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