The Connecticut Audubon Society

The Connecticut Audubon Society
314 Unquowa Road
203-259-6305

Our mission is to conserve Connecticut's environment through science-based education and advocacy focused on the state's bird populations and their habitats.

Help us carry out our mission by:

Becoming a member

Becoming a volunteer or citizen scientist

Participating in our programs

Contributing for birds and their habitats

Upcoming Events at The Connecticut Audubon Society

Mountainfilm on Tour

Friday, Feb 22, 2019 from 7:00pm to 9:30pm
Smith Middle School
Glastonbury, CT
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Mountainfilm on Tour

Winter Walk in the Woods

Saturday, Feb 23, 2019 from 10:30am to 12:00pm
Center at Fairfield
Fairfield, CT
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Little Naturalists - Colors of Winter

Tuesday, Feb 26, 2019 from 10:00am to 10:45am
Coastal Center at Milford Point
Milford, CT
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Little Naturalists - Colors of Winter

Science in Nature - Winter Mammals

Tuesday, Feb 26, 2019 from 10:30am to 12:00pm
Center at Glastonbury
Glastonbury, CT
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Science in Nature - Winter Mammals

Budding Naturalists: Seedlings - Bare Naked Tree ID

Wednesday, Feb 27, 2019 from 9:30am to 11:00am
Center at Glastonbury
Glastonbury, CT
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Budding Naturalists: Seedlings - Bare Naked Tree ID

Wednesday Noon Walk

Wednesday, Feb 27, 2019 at 12:00pm
Center at Pomfret
Pomfret Center, CT
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Wednesday Noon Walk

Winter Bird Walk with Miley Bull

Wednesday, Feb 27, 2019 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Deer Pond Farm
Sherman, CT
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Thursday Morning Tracking Walk

Thursday, Feb 28, 2019 at 8:30am
Center at Pomfret
Pomfret Center, CT
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Thursday Morning Tracking Walk

Budding Naturalists: Sprouts - Bare Naked Tree ID

Thursday, Feb 28, 2019 from 9:30am to 11:00am
Center at Glastonbury
Glastonbury, CT
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Budding Naturalists: Sprouts - Bare Naked Tree ID

Glass Flower Exhibition at Harvard

Saturday, Mar 2, 2019 from 8:00am to 5:00pm
Connecticut Audubon Society EcoTravel
Essex, CT
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Glass Flower Exhibition at Harvard

Backyard Birding with Dick Worth

Saturday, Mar 9, 2019 from 10:00am to 11:00am
Center at Fairfield
Fairfield, CT
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Science in Nature: Signs of Spring

Tuesday, Mar 12, 2019 from 10:30am to 12:00pm
Center at Glastonbury
Glastonbury, CT
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Science in Nature: Signs of Spring

EcoTravel Day Trip - Peabody Museum

Wednesday, Mar 20, 2019 from 9:00am to 4:00pm
Peabody Museum of Natural History
New Haven, CT
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EcoTravel Day Trip - Peabody Museum

Birding Basics

Saturday, Mar 23, 2019 from 9:00am to 11:00am
Harkness Memorial State Park
Waterford, CT
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Birding Basics

Photo Editing for Everyone

Saturday, Mar 23, 2019 from 10:00am to 11:30am
Center at Glastonbury
Glastonbury, CT
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Photo Editing for Everyone

Science in Nature: Signs of Spring

Tuesday, Mar 26, 2019 from 10:30am to 12:00pm
Center at Glastonbury
Glastonbury, CT
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Science in Nature: Signs of Spring

Science in Nature - Signs of Spring

Tuesday, Mar 26, 2019 from 10:30am to 12:00pm
Center at Glastonbury
Glastonbury, CT
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Science in Nature - Signs of Spring

Photo Editing for Everyone

Saturday, Mar 30, 2019 from 10:00am to 11:30am
Center at Glastonbury
Glastonbury, CT
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Photo Editing for Everyone

Science in Nature: Tracking Spring in a Changing Climate

Tuesday, Apr 9, 2019 from 10:30am to 12:00pm
Center at Glastonbury
Glastonbury, CT
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Science in Nature: Tracking Spring in a Changing Climate

Intro to Nature Photography

Saturday, Apr 20, 2019 from 12:00pm to 6:00pm
Connecticut Audubon Society EcoTravel
Essex, CT
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Intro to Nature Photography

Science in Nature: Tracking Spring in a Changing Climate

Tuesday, Apr 23, 2019 from 10:30am to 12:00pm
Center at Glastonbury
Glastonbury, CT
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Science in Nature: Tracking Spring in a Changing Climate

Early Spring Migrants

Thursday, Apr 25, 2019 from 6:00am to 3:00pm
Connecticut Audubon Society EcoTravel
Essex, CT
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Early Spring Migrants

Eagle and Osprey Cruises

Saturday, Apr 27, 2019 at 10:00am
Eagle Landing State Park
Haddam, CT
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Eagle and Osprey Cruises

Vernal Pool Walk

Saturday, Apr 27, 2019 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Connecticut College Arboretum
New London, CT
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Vernal Pool Walk

Science in Nature: What's Happening at the Pond?

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 from 10:30am to 12:00pm
Center at Glastonbury
Glastonbury, CT
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Science in Nature:  What's Happening at the Pond?

EcoTravel Day Trip - Annual Lyme Loop

Thursday, May 9, 2019 from 6:00am to 3:00pm
Nehantic State Forest
East Lyme, CT
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EcoTravel Day Trip - Annual Lyme Loop

Wood-Warblers of Cockaponset State Forest

Thursday, May 16, 2019 from 6:00am to 3:00pm
Haddam, CT
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Wood-Warblers of Cockaponset State Forest

Beginner Birding at Nehantic State Park

Sunday, May 19, 2019 from 7:00am to 2:00pm
Nehantic State Forest
East Lyme, CT
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Beginner Birding at Nehantic State Park

Science in Nature: What's Happening at the Pond?

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 from 10:30am to 12:00pm
Center at Glastonbury
Glastonbury, CT
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Science in Nature:  What's Happening at the Pond?

Breeding Birds of Boston Hollow

Saturday, Jun 1, 2019 from 6:00am to 3:00pm
Ashford, CT
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Breeding Birds of Boston Hollow

Swallow Cruises

Sunday, Sep 1, 2019 from 5:00pm to 8:30pm
Connecticut Audubon Society EcoTravel
Essex, CT
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Swallow Cruises

Sunday, Sep 8, 2019 from 5:00pm to 8:30pm
Connecticut Audubon Society EcoTravel
Essex, CT
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Swallow Cruises

Sunday, Sep 15, 2019 from 5:00pm to 8:30pm
Connecticut Audubon Society EcoTravel
Essex, CT
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Swallow Cruises

Sunday, Sep 22, 2019 from 5:00pm to 8:30pm
Connecticut Audubon Society EcoTravel
Essex, CT
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Recent News

Sign-Up Now for Summer Camp 2019

Registration for Fairfield, Milford, Glastonbury, Pomfret and Old Lyme starts NOW!Click Here for more Camp Info & Registration Links...

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The Connecticut Audubon Society - Green New Deal

The Connecticut Audubon Society has written to the state's two Senators and five members of the House of Representatives, including Reps. John Larson and Joe Courtney, expressing support for the Green New Deal and urging Connecticut's delegation to c…

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Introducing Our New Center Director

I am thrilled to announce that we've hired Kate Reamer, who has lived in town for a decade, as the new director of the Center of Glastonbury. (That's Kate on the left; I'm on the right.) Kate's been volunteering here for the past year, as our coordi…

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Conservation Itself is Endangered

Conservation Itself is EndangeredYou've probably noticed the Ospreys. Fifty years ago they had all but vanished - fewer than 10 pair nested in Connecticut. But that's ancient history. Last summer, a team of volunteers from the Connecticut Audubon Soc…

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Environmental Review of Proposed Northeast Corridor Rail Line Ignores Endangered Species in Connecticut

The final environmental study of the proposed Northeast Corridor rail project inadequately analyzes the risk to at least four federally endangered or threatened fish and birds in Connecticut. The study therefore fails to assess the true impact the ne…

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Registration Starts Now for Summer Camp Sessions Beginning June 2017

Hands-on Learning. Enriching Experiences. Engaging Adventures. Memories that Last a Lifetime!  Click the links below to register now!Or for more information, visit www.ctaudubon.org/summercamp  Click here to Register for Summer Camp at the Cent…

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Connecticut Audubon Seeks Summer Artists-in-Residence for Trail Wood in Hampton

The Connecticut Audubon Society is accepting applications for the 2017 Edwin Way Teale Artists-in-Residence at Trail Wood program.Through the program, started in 2012, the Connecticut Audubon Society invites writers and visual artists to spend a week…

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Connecticut State of the Birds 2016: Gains, Losses and the Prospect of Extinction

Although a handful of species have done surprisingly well, many Connecticut birds are suffering slow, steady population declines caused by the loss of their nesting areas, the Connecticut Audubon Society reported today in its Connecticut State of the…

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Connecticut Audubon Society Center Activities for August 2016

Center at Glastonbury1361 Main StreetGlastonbury860-633-8402 Summer Camp Ages 3-12 ~August weeks still have some openings.Sign Up online today! or call us for more information. Harvest Dinner Under the Stars, September 9, 2016Tickets are availa…

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Membership Month and Photo Contest Winner!

Membership Month was a huge success!As you may have heard, March was membership month at the Connecticut Audubon Society. We had a wonderful response, and as a result our membership has grown by 25% this year. That huge increase lets us know that you…

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Join The Flock

Connecticut's Ospreys are thriving and are one of several good-news stories among the state's bird life.As you know, thanks to the hard work of 150 of your friends and neighbors here in Connecticut, we are documenting it through our Osprey Nation cit…

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Registration Starts Now for Summer Camp Sessions Beginning June 2016!

Hands-on Learning. Enriching Experiences. Engaging Adventures. Memories that Last a Lifetime!Click the links below to register now!(Be patient: If a lot of people click at once, there might be a very short wait.)(Once you sign up, you will get an ema…

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The Connecticut Audubon Society Upcoming Trips - January 23, 2016

Eagle and Osprey CruisesSaturday, April 30th, 10 a.m. and 2 p.mConnecticut Audubon Society EcoTravel will conduct boat cruises aboard the Becky Thatcher to search for Bald Eagle and the occasional Golden Eagle, Osprey, and other birds along the Conne…

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It's Eagle Season in Connecticut

Eagles at the DamAnother winter of Bald Eagle viewing has started at the Shepaug dam in Southbury, and the Connecticut Audubon Society is again proud to be collaborating with FirstLight Power Resources to make the experience enjoyable and educational…

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Connecticut Audubon Society News - December 22, 2015

As we near the end of December, we wanted to reach out to you regarding our Annual Fund Drive. Now is the time to make your annual tax-deductible contribution! Your year-end support will ensure The Connecticut Audubon Society has a strong start in…

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Protect Large Landscapes and Connect Critical Habitats for the Benefit of the State's Wildlife and People

Connecticut State of the Birds 2015: Protect Large Landscapes and Connect Critical Habitats for the Benefit of the State’s Wildlife and People.The Connecticut Audubon Society today released its Connecticut State of the Birds 2015 report,  

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Master Naturalist Program Fall 2015

Would you like to learn and share knowledge of the natural world in Connecticut?  If so then this training program may be for you!  Classes are taught by professional field experts like Miley Bull, senior director of Science & Conservation …

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Connecticut Audubon Society News - Hartford Compromise on Open Space Funding

The Connecticut General Assembly concluded its 2015 session last week by agreeing to provide significant funds for open space preservation, narrowly averting a proposal that would have been disastrous to conservation efforts. Lawmakers in Hartford…

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Summer Camp 2015: Junior Science Lab

This camp offers exceptional programming for campers who have completed grades 6-8. Our advance enrichmentprogramming expands campers’ knowledge with hands-on experimentation and exciting discovery. We strive toprovide campers with an excellen…

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Summer Camp: Beach Combers

This engaging program provides young campers with a full dayof hands-on seaside activities, exploration, and summer fun by the sea; there’s a new theme each week!Living the Tide Life IIIt’s a tough day at the beach when water’s o…

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Summer Camp: Aqua Quest

These full-day programs cover a variety of topics and provide kids with positive experiences in nature, stimulating handson activities, and games.Catch & Release IVHelp protect our wildlife! Working with university researchers, catch, tag, and re…

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Summer Camp 2015

Camp at the Center at Fairfield is a unique learning experience for children who have completed Kindergarten–5th grade. Our exceptional 9 a.m. to noon programs give campers a chance to explore and thrive in the naturalenvironment. For those ca…

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Summer Camp: Discovery Squad

Campers dive into different topics each week, engaging in fun hands-on activities, games, and crafts, meeting animals, and exploring the beach. Living the Tide LifeIt’s a tough day at the beach when water’s out of reach, in a tide pool.…

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Summer Camp: Advanced Aqua Quest

Additional half-day trips and species identification challenges give children in-depth experiences in nature. Behind the Scenes II - NewHere’s a backstage pass into the world of professional biology. Go behind the scenes at the Peabody Museum,…

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Summer Camp: Junior Naturalists

These exciting half-day programs, with a new theme each week, provide children with hours of hands-on exploration, games, crafts, and time at the beach!Day by Day Adventures This exciting week is designed to fit your schedule. Sign up your child for …

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Summer Camp 2015

Our preschool camp sessions at the Center at Fairfield offer a fun camp experience for campers ages 4 and 5.Our half-day program fosters a nurturing and supportive environment. The day begins at 9 a.m. and ends at noon.For campers who enjoy a longer …

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Our Osprey Cam is Online!

Streaming Ospreys The Osprey Cam at our Milford Point Coastal Center is operational - finally! The cable to the camera snapped over the cold winter and when we ordered a replacement, the wrong one was delivered. There are more than 400 Ospre…

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Connecticut Audubon Society News - December 18, 2014

Student Power Helps Ospreys in Old Lyme A trio of students from the lower Connecticut River Valley used their muscle to restore an Osprey nest platform that had fallen into disrepair in recent years. We expect a happy Osprey couple to be moving in…

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Connecticut State of the Birds 2014

Connecticut State of the Birds 2014: Habitat Change Threatens State Birds; Sound Conservation Management is Crucial to Recovery Fairfield, CT - Connecticut's wide diversity of bird species is diminishing and is at risk of continued declines as habit…

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Eagle Viewing Boat Cruise Schedule 2014

Connecticut Audubon Society EcoTravel will once again sponsor boat cruises to view bird species wintering along the CT River. Bald Eagles can be found along the lower river, an important wintering ground and nesting site for this large bird of prey. …

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Birds and Their Habitat

Art Exhibition and SaleFeaturing 2013 Artist of the YearSEAN MURTHAAward-winning master wildlife painter. GALA PREVIEW PARTYSeptember 27 at 6:30-9:30 p.m.$75 per person GALLERY HOURSSaturday and Sunday, September 28th - 29th10 a.m. - 4 p.m.…

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Connecticut Audubon Society Names Alexander R. Brash of Riverside as President

Fairfield, CT -- Alexander R. Brash, a longtime conservation leader and Connecticut resident with an extensive record of success managing non-profits and government agencies, has been named president of Connecticut Audubon Society. A skillful bi…

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Connecticut Audubon Society News - August 1, 2013

Golf for ConservationSupport conservation in Connecticut and at the same time play golf on the course that is the site of the PGA's Travelers Championship tournament, an annual stop on the professional golf tour. Join us Monday, September 23, at…

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Connecticut Audubon Society News - July 8, 2013

Bird Habitats, Outdoor Education for Connecticut's Schools EcoTravel - Connecticut Audubon Society's EcoTravel is a full-service travel agency that will take you on exciting and educational nature adventures near and far. Details here...Golf - Join …

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Connecticut Audubon Society News - May 13, 2013

Center at GlastonburyOur annual Art for Nature's Sake exhibition and sale is set for Saturday and Sunday, May 18 and 19, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. As always we have an amazing lineup of artists who will show and sell their work. Proceeds go to benefit the Ce…

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Connecticut Audubon Society News - April 14, 2013

The Hartford Courant published our op-ed in today's edition. Titled "Native Birds Could Use a Helping Hand," it discusses how all of us might help to slow or reverse the decline of swallows, swifts, whip-poor-wills and other species that eat only bug…

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Connecticut Audubon Society Ecotravel Spring Adventures

Spring Weekend Tours Bicknell's Thrush And Spruce Grouse! in the Adirondacks May 28-31, 2013Two of the bird species that are so frequently missing from one's life list are this thrush and grouse! With the help of a few local guides in the Adiron…

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Connecticut Audubon Society News - March 14, 2013

Get Creative at Trail WoodWe are taking applications for the inaugural season of the Edwin Way Teale Summer Writer- and Artist-In-Residence Program at Trail Wood, in Hampton. Application deadline is March 30. For more information and an application f…

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Connecticut Audubon Society News - Connecticut State of the Birds 2013

Connecticut State of the Birds 2013: A Long-Term, Mysterious Population Decline Is Decimating "Aerial Insectivores"Connecticut Audubon Society Calls for Research, Pesticide Reductions, More Nesting Sites to Avoid the Loss of 17 SpeciesFairfield, CT -…

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January News: 3M Education Grant, Habitat Damage

Thanks to a 3M Eco Grant, 750 Elementary School Students Will Participate in Outdoor Environmental Education Our Center at Glastonbury.Connecticut Audubon Society has been awarded a $49,000 3M Eco Grant to bring its innovative Science In Nature outdo…

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Connecticut Audubon Society Ecotravel's Upcoming Travel Calendar

How about an Overnight Adventure!      Cornwall, EnglandWalking TourApril 23 - May 3, 2013Immerse yourself in heath-lands, tropical valleys, moors, and legends of ancient England. Connect with nature along coastal paths, beac…

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Connecticut Audubon Society Upcoming Day Trips and Weekend Adventures with EcoTravel

COASTAL BIRDING HOLIDAYWed., Dec. 5     10AM-7PMJoin Andy for an annual favorite as your briding group searches for early winter migrants and coastal birds along the shore from Old Lyme to Groton. After this pre-holiday adventure,…

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2012 Eagle Viewing Boat Cruises - Schedule for 2013

Eagle Viewing Boat Cruise Schedule 2013 Saturday, February 9 thru Sunday, March 17, 2013 To register online CLICK HERE it's fast and easy! Saturdays and Sundays 9:00AM11:30AM2:00PM Thursdays 10:00AM1:00PM Connecticut Audubon Society EcoTravel will o…

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David Allen Sibley 2012 Artist of the Year

Connecticut Audubon Society proudly announces the selection of David Allen Sibley as the 2012 Artist of the Year. Each year, the Connecticut Audubon Society's Center at Fairfield honors those who are known for their outstanding artwork depicting bird…

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