Connecticut's Birding Organization

The Connecticut Ornithological Association (COA) is the only statewide organization dedicated specifically
to Connecticut's birds, birders, and birding.

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The COA CTBirding Email List is to everyone.

CT Birds  |   CT Birds archive

Reporting your sightings

The best place to report bird sightings in Connecticut is on CTBirds, the open discussion list. Posts to CTBirds must come from an email address that is subscribed to the list. Subscribers have a choice between: receiving each email as it happens; receiving a digest combining several messages up to a few times a day; or not receiving any messages at all and read posts in your web browser at the ABA Birding News - CT Birds instead. Reports sent to CTBirds are sent immediately to everyone subscribed to the list, and appear on websites quickly too.

Keeping up-to-date on Connecticut sightings

The CTBirds email list is generally the fastest way to find out about bird sightings in Connecticut (though there is more to it than just sighting reports!) While anyone can read CTBirds posts on the web, you must subscribe to CTBirds to be able to post messages to the list.

CTBirds Email List

Join the CTBirds discussion list!

All subscription requests and changes are made at:

We created CTBirds, an open discussion email list, for the Connecticut birding community to discuss birds and birding in the state. Tell everyone about what you are seeing, ask questions about birds or places to bird, discuss bird conservation or details of bird identification, it is up to you. Anything about Connecticut birds or of interest to Connecticut birders is appropriate.

A few of the ways we hope it will be used include:

  • Timely information on bird sightings.
  • A beginner-friendly place for new members of the birding community to expand their knowledge.
  • A forum for the advanced birders to discuss the details of rare and difficult bird identification, particularly when something provocative has been seen in the state.
The actual value of the list will be determined by those who choose to participate,
and we hope that will include YOU!

Posting rules: All subscribers to CTBirds should know and abide by the posting rules.

When you sign up for this list you will begin receiving new messages immediately. There may be a short wait before you can post while a moderator tries to be sure you are a person and not a spambot. You can choose between receiving each message, or a digest of messages, and can even suspend receiving messages entirely.

All subscription requests and changes are made at:

After signing up you will receive an email with instructions on completing the process.

Messages to the CT Birds list may also be viewed on the web in a few places.

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Thanks to everyone who submits reports.
You each contribute to the increased quality of birding we now enjoy in CT.