Shorebirds are easy for casual observers to ignore. Gulls are white and fly; ducks are black and bob; sandpipers are so tiny, here-and-gone, they’re unreal. Anyway, shorebirds come in such transient, distant flocks that they disappear into Nature like the wind and the waves.
The Coastal Center at Milford Point, run by the Connecticut Audubon Society, teaches Milfordites and other visitors to see more. The exhibits and activities, especially for children, open eyes to the real character and individuality of avian species native to Long Island Sound, or, just as important, species migrating through.