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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2016 COA Spring Bulletin available

The COA Bulletin Spring edition is now available to download.

Save the Date!

Saturday, March 19, 2016
32nd Annual Meeting
Chapman Hall, Middlesex Community College
100 Training Hill Road, Middletown CT

The Connecticut Ornithological Association is proud to present three new speakers to our 32nd Annual Meeting which will take place on Saturday, March 19, 2016.

This is a great opportunity for CT's birding community to spend the day together hearing and learning from our speakers, purchasing tickets for our fantastic raffle items, visiting with vendors, and socializing with friends. A continental breakfast is included with your registration and attendees will be able to order a delicious hot buffet lunch which Zandri's will be catering this year. We are also very excited to offer a baseball style cap with an all new embroidered Connecticut Warbler design on the front and Connecticut Ornithological Association on the back of the cap. You'll want to order more than one!

Our presenters and their topics will include: Brad Winn - "Understanding Shorebird Migration to Help Direct Conservation Action"; Neil Hayward - "An Accidental Big Year"; and Cameron Cox - "Seawatching: The Identification of Waterbirds in Flight". More information on our speaker information page.

Both the annual meeting schedule and registration form are now available. Note: if you would like to order the new COA cap your registration must be received by February 15.

Help stretch CT Conservation $$$$

An excellent way to support habitat conservation in Connecticut is to buy a CT Duck Stamp and a Federal Duck Stamp annually. A Federal Duck Stamp gets you free admission to any national wildlife refuge that charges an entry fee. CT Duck Stamp funds have generated additional monies for Connecticut through matching grants from federal conservation initiatives.

Did you know ... ?

More and more, CT birders record their sightings on eBird and there are many benefits for you and the birding community. Besides archiving all your sightings, after registering eBird can send alerts of unusual sightings in CT and other regions to your email inbox. There are options for delivery of alerts by county, state, and country and also Needs Alerts for species you have not personally recorded in a particular region. For more information visit the eBird Alerts help page.

Once you've registered for eBird you might also want to check out Birdlog. It is tightly integrated with eBird offering a very handy way to easily record and enter your eBird data using a phone/tablet app while you're in the field.

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Become a Member and Help Support COA.

There are many services COA provides for no fee but we can't do it without your help. The CTBirds list, free workshops, two great quarterly publications, web services, and behind-the-scenes support for birds and habitat throughout the state. Join/renew today! Your support helps us to continue to maintain and enhance these services, pursue our mission, and promote avian interests in our state.