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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.

118th Annual National Audubon Society Christmas Bird Count

Posted by on Nov 5, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

118th ANNUAL NATIONAL AUDUBON SOCIETY CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT CONNECTICUT CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT 2017-2018 SCHEDULE * = CONFIRMED BY COMPILER SATURDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2017: *New Haven, CT (CTNH)  Compiler:  Chris Loscalzo, 67 Wepawaug Road, Woodbridge, CT 06525 closcalz@optonline.net 203-389-6508 (New Haven Bird Club)   *Storrs, CT (CTST)  Compiler:  Steve Morytko, 288 Varga Road, Ashford, CT 06278, smorytko@yahoo.com (M) 860-680-5728 (Natchaug Ornithological Society)   *Woodbury-Roxbury, CT (CTWR)  Compilers:  Ken Elkins, Audubon Center...

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October 2017 Sparrow Workshop

Posted by on Oct 18, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

October 2017 Sparrow Workshop

On Sunday, October 15 we hosted the Connecticut Ornithological Association Sparrow Workshop here at Stratford Point. Chris Loscalzo and Paul Wolter were our leaders with Chris providing an informative and amusing presentation inside about sparrow identification followed by a walk around all of our 28 acres. Sparrow highlights included Clay-colored and Lincoln’s among the more usual species such as Savannah, Swamp, White-throated and Song plus birds like Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Blue-headed Vireo, Merlin, and Peregrine Falcon. Thank you to...

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COA Sparrow Workshop

Posted by on Oct 1, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

COA Sparrow Workshop Sunday October 15th at 8 AM at Stratford Point Leaders: Chris Loscalzo and Paul Wolter Indoor session at 8 AM followed by outdoor walk at Stratford Point and possibly Silver Sands State Park  

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2017 Fall COA Bulletin Available

Posted by on Sep 2, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

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

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2017 COA Shorebird Workshop – Results

Posted by on Aug 20, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

8/19. Thirty five birders participated in the annual COA Shorebird Workshop in Milford and Stratford. Following an illustrated lecture on shorebird identification by Frank Gallo and Patrick Comins at CT Audubon’s Coastal Center, the group walked the beachside sandbar. Common species were well studied, including Black-bellied and Semipalmated Plovers, and Least and Semipalmated Sandpipers. The biggest surprise was a calling Solitary Sandpiper that briefly landed on the sandbar; this a species very uncommon along the sandy beach. Other...

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