Connecticut Audubon Society

314 Unquowa Road
860-633-8402

Mission Statement

Founded in 1898, Connecticut Audubon Society conserves Connecticut's environment through science-based education and advocacy focused on the state's bird populations and their habitats. Connecticut Audubon Society operates nature facilities in Fairfield, Milford, Glastonbury and Pomfret as well as an Eco Travel office in Essex and an Environmental Advocacy office in Hartford. Connecticut Audubon Societymanages 19 wildlife sanctuaryes around the state, preserves over 2,600 acres of open space in Connecticut and educates over 200,000 children and adults annually. Working exclusively in the state of Connecticut for over 100 years, Connecticut Audubon Societyis an independent organization, not affiliated with any national or governmental group.


Upcoming Events at Connecticut Audubon Society

Shorebird Photography 101

Saturday, Aug 31, 2019 from 6:00am to 1:00pm
Connecticut Audubon Society Birdcraft Museum
Fairfield, CT
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Monhegan Island: Migration Hotspot

Saturday, Sep 21, 2019
Connecticut Audubon Society Birdcraft Museum
Fairfield, CT
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Monhegan Island: Migration Hotspot

Sunday, Sep 22, 2019
Connecticut Audubon Society Birdcraft Museum
Fairfield, CT
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Monhegan Island: Migration Hotspot

Monday, Sep 23, 2019
Connecticut Audubon Society Birdcraft Museum
Fairfield, CT
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Monhegan Island: Migration Hotspot

Tuesday, Sep 24, 2019
Connecticut Audubon Society Birdcraft Museum
Fairfield, CT
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Sea Turtles and Cape Cod Exploration

Friday, Dec 6, 2019
Connecticut Audubon Society Birdcraft Museum
Fairfield, CT
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Sea Turtles and Cape Cod Exploration

Saturday, Dec 7, 2019
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Fairfield, CT
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Sea Turtles and Cape Cod Exploration

Sunday, Dec 8, 2019
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Fairfield, CT
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Arkansas’s Cypress And Tupelo Bayous

Sunday, Jan 12, 2020
Connecticut Audubon Society Birdcraft Museum
Fairfield, CT
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Arkansas’s Cypress And Tupelo Bayous

Monday, Jan 13, 2020
Connecticut Audubon Society Birdcraft Museum
Fairfield, CT
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Arkansas’s Cypress And Tupelo Bayous

Tuesday, Jan 14, 2020
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Fairfield, CT
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Arkansas’s Cypress And Tupelo Bayous

Wednesday, Jan 15, 2020
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Fairfield, CT
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Arkansas’s Cypress And Tupelo Bayous

Thursday, Jan 16, 2020
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Fairfield, CT
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Arkansas’s Cypress And Tupelo Bayous

Friday, Jan 17, 2020
Connecticut Audubon Society Birdcraft Museum
Fairfield, CT
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Arkansas’s Cypress And Tupelo Bayous

Saturday, Jan 18, 2020
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Fairfield, CT
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Arkansas’s Cypress And Tupelo Bayous

Sunday, Jan 19, 2020
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Fairfield, CT
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Wild Costa Rica

Monday, Feb 24, 2020
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Fairfield, CT
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Wild Costa Rica

Tuesday, Feb 25, 2020
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Fairfield, CT
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Wild Costa Rica

Wednesday, Feb 26, 2020
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Fairfield, CT
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Wild Costa Rica

Thursday, Feb 27, 2020
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Fairfield, CT
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Wild Costa Rica

Friday, Feb 28, 2020
Connecticut Audubon Society Birdcraft Museum
Fairfield, CT
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Wild Costa Rica

Monday, Mar 2, 2020
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Fairfield, CT
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Cuba: Landscapes, Culture, And Birds

Monday, Mar 2, 2020
Connecticut Audubon Society Birdcraft Museum
Fairfield, CT
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Wild Costa Rica

Tuesday, Mar 3, 2020
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Fairfield, CT
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Cuba: Landscapes, Culture, And Birds

Tuesday, Mar 3, 2020
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Fairfield, CT
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Wild Costa Rica

Wednesday, Mar 4, 2020
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Fairfield, CT
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Cuba: Landscapes, Culture, And Birds

Wednesday, Mar 4, 2020
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Fairfield, CT
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Wild Costa Rica

Thursday, Mar 5, 2020
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Fairfield, CT
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Cuba: Landscapes, Culture, And Birds

Thursday, Mar 5, 2020
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Fairfield, CT
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Wild Costa Rica

Friday, Mar 6, 2020
Connecticut Audubon Society Birdcraft Museum
Fairfield, CT
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Cuba: Landscapes, Culture, And Birds

Friday, Mar 6, 2020
Connecticut Audubon Society Birdcraft Museum
Fairfield, CT
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Cuba: Landscapes, Culture, And Birds

Saturday, Mar 7, 2020
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Fairfield, CT
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Cuba: Landscapes, Culture, And Birds

Sunday, Mar 8, 2020
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Fairfield, CT
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Cuba: Landscapes, Culture, And Birds

Monday, Mar 9, 2020
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Fairfield, CT
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Cuba: Landscapes, Culture, And Birds

Tuesday, Mar 10, 2020
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Fairfield, CT
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Cuba: Landscapes, Culture, And Birds

Wednesday, Mar 11, 2020
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Fairfield, CT
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Cuba: Landscapes, Culture, And Birds

Thursday, Mar 12, 2020
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Fairfield, CT
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Recent News

The Best Way To Find Out Which Rare Birds Are In Connecticut: The Ctaudubon Rare Bird Alert. It's New, And It's Free

You may have heard the news that a Magnificent Frigatebird was seen flying over Hammonassett Beach State Park yesterday. That sighting gives us the perfect opportunity to make a big announcement:  Today is the launch of the…

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Strengthen the Endangered Species Act

The Connecticut Audubon Society participated in a news conference today in Rocky Hill called by U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal to call attention to and to protest recent changes that weaken the Endangered Species Act.Tom Andersen, Connecticut…

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Connecticut Audubon Society Happenings for August 2019

EcoTravelPO Box 903 (30 Plains Road)Essex, CT 06426860-767-0660Paddling Great Island WMAWednesday, August 14th Saturday, August 24th 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.Shorebird Photography 101Saturday August 31st 6 a.m. - 1 p.m.Wild Costa RicaFebrurary 24 - March 8,…

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CT Trails Program Needs Your Support

There's an important vote scheduled for Monday in Hartford that will lead to improvements for recreational trails throughout the state. It will benefit anyone who likes to spend time outdoors. Connecticut Audubon supports it. Your support can help…

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Every $1 You Donate This Week Will be Doubled!

Thanks to an extremely generous offer from an anonymous donor, if we raise $5,000 by this Friday, they will match it with $5,000! Make any size donation today and it will be doubled, helping with much needed funds to carry out projects that…

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Connecticut Audubon Strongly Supports The Recovering America’s Wildlife Act

The Recovering America’s Wildlife Act, introduced in the House of Representatives today, would be a game-changer for wildlife in Connecticut, bringing an estimated $12.6 million a year to be used to help at-risk birds and other…

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Work By Volunteers And Donors Means Big Improvement For One At-Risk Bird Species

Greetings. We invite you to go to Connecticut Audubon’s website and read yesterday’s press release about the colony of Purple Martins at the Milford Point Coastal Center. You’ll find good news! Purple Martins, which just a few…

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Connecticut Audubon Society News - During Clean Beaches Week, The Public Is Strongly Urged To Leave No Trace Of Litter

July 4th is the most popular beach day of the year, but it also results in the MOST LITTER on our beaches. Fireworks, plastic utensils, cigarettes, fishing line and more are all left behind causing harm by polluting the water and severely harming…

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Connecticut Audubon Society Happenings for July 2019

Coastal Center at Milford Point1 Milford Point RoadMilford, CT 06460203-878-7440Register for Summer CampJune 17 - August 16Naturalist Training ProgramTuesdays: September 3 – November 5, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.(except October 1, 8 a.m. - noon).…

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Environmental Success in Hartford

June, 2019 – Credit where credit is due: Grassroots advocates acted decisively to persuade their officials to pass several important environmental bills in Hartford this year.That includes many of you -- Connecticut Audubon's members and…

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Connecticut Audubon's MigrationMadness Birdathon

Connecticut Audubon's #MigrationMadness Birdathon, May 17-19, is designed for birders of all ages and all skill levels. We invite experts to participate, mid-level birders, or novices. All are welcome.Below is a list of prizes and categories.…

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Forests, the Sound, the CT River

Action Item 1 Federal officials are considering a proposal for a new National Estuarine Research Reserve in southeastern Connecticut. We've been working on this project for several years. The Reserve would include some of the best wildlife habitat…

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Celebrate Wildlife Restoration Week!

You made it possible...Permanent renewal of the Land & Water Conservation Act; the restoration of 65-acres of habitat over-run with invasive plants; a nesting pair of Sedge Wrens in Connecticut, first in decades...But there is much more to…

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Place Your Online Bids Today! Tropical Birding Getaway, Backyard Discovery Tour and More!

Bid on Specially Curated Items at Our Online Auction All proceeds support the Center at Fairfield's conservation and environmental education programs. Bidding will begin to close on Monday, March 11 at 8 p.m. View and Bid on Auction…

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Science Educator Alisha Milardo is Named Director of the Roger Tory Peterson Estuary Center

The Connecticut Audubon Society’s Roger Tory Peterson Estuary Center is pleased to announce the appointment of Alisha Milardo as its new center director, effective February 11, 2019.Ms. Milardo joins Connecticut Audubon after 18 years with…

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Connecticut Audubon Society Features EcoTravel Adventures

Texas: Coast, Valley, and HillsApril 23 - May 2, 201910 Days!Join the guide team of Jay Hand and Andy Griswold for a grand adventure in "The #1 Bird State." Three-quarters of all birds occurring in the continental United States have been recorded in…

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Connecticut's Birds of the Year for 2018!

An outlandishly pink bird that made its first recorded visit ever to the state and spent three weeks wowing observers has been named the Connecticut Audubon Society’s 2018 Bird of the Year.The Roseate Spoonbill, a native of the sub-tropics,…

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Connecticut Audubon Society - Birds of the Year for 2018!

December 17, December 18 and December 19 we will be revealing our 2018 Birds of the Year! Click Here Now & Come Back on Tuesday & Wednesday for MoreDecember 17, 2018Greetings Friends!It's been an exciting, maybe even unprecedented, year in…

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Connecticut Audubon Society Using Amazing New Technology to Follow Birds

Is it big news that a bird flew past our Deer Pond Farm preserve in Sherman?In the case of the Rusty Blackbird at 2:15 a.m. on November 8, 2018 the answer is yes. That lone fly-over was the first bird detected by the Connecticut Audubon…

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State of the Birds 2018: Cities and Suburbs are Essential to the Survival of Connecticut’s Birds

For the scores of migratory and nesting bird species in Connecticut to survive and thrive, the state’s cities and suburbs must create, maintain, and improve their local habitats in everything from small neighborhood parks to larger nature…

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Giving Tuesday Challenge

$120 for 120 Years Giving Tuesday is November 27, 2018The Connecticut Audubon Society is celebrating 120 years of protecting Connecticut's habitats for birds and other wildlife. Won't you help us celebrate by donating on Giving Tuesday, November…

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CT Audubon Members Elect New Chair, Vice Chair

Connecticut Audubon Members Elect Kathleen Van Der Aue and Pamela Fraser-Abder as Chair and Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors; 5 New Directors Also Join the BoardMembers of the Connecticut Audubon Society have elected Southport resident Kathleen…

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Vote Yes on Ballot Question 2 on Election Day

Conservationists Agree: On Election Day, Vote Yes on Ballot Question 2What is your favorite state park or beach to visit?Is it Hammonasset or Sherwood Island for birding?Algonquin State Forest for hiking? Beaver Brook State Park for fishing?Your…

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Connecticut Audubon Society News - October 9, 2018

We like to tell people that Connecticut Audubon isn’t a bird organization. It’s an organization of people who love birds. Case in point: the Roseate Spoonbill. This amazing pink bird showed up in Stratford in mid-September. The amazing…

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Connecticut Audubon Society Happenings for October 2018

Have Some Autumn Fun!Member EventBird Nerd Trivia in PomfretTuesday, October 23 - 6:30-8 p.m.Center at Pomfret218 Day RoadPomfret Center, CT 06259860-928-4948Weekly Bird WalksEvery Tues. in October, 8 a.m.Walktober: Bafflin Bird WalkSaturday,…

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Connecticut Audubon Society - Great Audubon Things to Do

Here's the cream of the crop for the next few weeks  Birds from Here and There A fun evening on the serious topic of Hurricane Maria and the birds of Puerto RicoReal Art Ways, HartfordThursday, September 27, 6 p.m. Tickets for this benefit…

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Connecticut Audubon Society News: Members Make It Happen

You’ve received my past emails about Osprey Nation, my colleagues' vast lists of fantastic things to do at our centers, and our timely advocacy alerts. We take every opportunity to make sure you know what’s going on in your state.You…

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Connecticut Audubon Society - Just One Month

Join TodaySeptember is Membership Month at The Connecticut Audubon Society. We need your help to meet our goal of $25,000 before the month ends!Your support is mission critical. Without the support of members we couldn’t continue providing the…

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Connecticut Audubon Society Happenings - September 2018

September Parties!GlastonburyThursday, September 6Harvest Dinner on the River, to benefit the Center at GlastonburyOld LymeFriday, September 14Evening for the Estuary, to benefit the Roger Tory Peterson Estuary Center.HartfordThursday, September…

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Connecticut Audubon Society Happenings - August 2018

Center at Fairfield2325 Burr StreetFairfield, CT 06824203-259-6305Spots Still Available for Summer Camp!Monday, August 6 - Friday, August 17Master Naturalist Woodland Program(Application Deadline: Wednesday, August 15)Tuesdays, September 4 –…

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Endangered Sedge Wrens Nesting On Our Sanctuary

Endangered Sedge Wrens are nesting and drawing a crowd in PomfretThis tiny bird rarely nests in the state but a pair has made a home this summer at the Connecticut Audubon Society’s Bafflin Sanctuary.The Sedge Wrens are raising a family in a…

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Connecticut Audubon Society - 4 Stars from Charity Navigator

It gives me great pleasure to tell you that the Connecticut Audubon Society recently earned the highest rating from Charity Navigator, the nation's largest evaluator of charities, because of our strong financial health and for conserving…

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Connecticut Audubon Society Happenings for July 2018

July Events, Trips & Activities to Enjoy!Center at Glastonbury1361 Main Street, Glastonbury860-633-8402It's time for Summer Camp fun - register now! Dates available through Friday, August 17Give the gift of a lifetime experience! Help 20 campers…

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Help Hartford kids Get to Camp this Summer

Give the gift of a lifetime experience:Help campers get to camp!Thanks to an anonymous donor, 20 kids from Hartford can spend the summer exploring, learning, and having fun at the Center at Glastonbury’s Summer Day Camp.Unfortunately, without…

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Connecticut Audubon Society Happenings - June 2018

June Events, Trips & Activities to Enjoy!Special Member EventSunset Sips at the Coastal CenterTuesday, June 21, 6-8 p.m.Roger Tory Peterson Estuary Center90 Halls Road, Old Lyme860-598-4218Registration is now open for the RTPEC Summer Camp!Click…

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Connecticut Audubon's First Annual Bird-a-thon Prizes!

Binoculars. EcoTravel bird cruises. Bird walks with our experts. Beautiful bird prints. Award-winning books. Storm-Petrel Decoy ... We’ve been promoting our Bird-a-thon on May 18th-20th as a "fun and friendly” competition.Now…

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Migration Madness 2018! Connecticut Audubon’s First Annual Bird-a-thon

May 18 through 20, 2018If you’re into birds, this is the most fun you’ll have this May!For three days, birders of all skill levels will engage in a fun and friendly competition to find and count birds throughout Connecticut. Timed for…

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Sign-Up for Summer Camp 2018

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Celebrate Mabel Osgood Wright with a Discounted Family Membership!

Help us celebrate one of Connecticut’s original Women in Science!Mabel Osgood Wright, our founder, was born on this date – January 26, 1859And there's a lot to celebrate!When she was 36, Mabel published Birdcraft: A Field Book of Two…

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Connecticut Audubon Society Happenings - January 16, 2018

Living with RattlesnakesJanuary 23, 7 p.m.The Center at GlastonburyLindsay Keener-Eck, a recent masters graduate in natural resources and the environment from the University of Connecticut, has studied Glastonbury's rattler population and in…

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New Grant Will Bring Science in Nature to 1,700 Connecticut Elementary School Students

With the help of a generous grant from the SBM Charitable Foundation of Manchester, the Connecticut Audubon Society will expand its Science in Nature outdoor education program to 79 additional classrooms in Hartford and Windham counties, doubling…

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State of the Birds 2017 Urges Connecticut Conservationists to Rally Behind the Upcoming Bird Atlas Project

Hartford, CT - The Connecticut Audubon Society released its annual Connecticut State of the Birds report today and called on the state’s conservation community to throw its full efforts into supporting the upcoming Connecticut Bird Atlas,…

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Connecticut Audubon Society Happenings - October 2017

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