Audubon releases State of the Birds report

Connecticut’s cities and suburbs are essential to the survival of the more than 400 species of birds that have been recorded within Connecticut’s boundaries, according to a report released by the Connecticut Audubon Society. “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 … read more

State of the Birds: 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 specialized nesting areas, the Connecticut Audubon Society reported Monday in its Connecticut State of the Birds 2016 report. Most alarmingly, one of Connecticut species seems destined for extinction within decades — the Saltmarsh Sparrow. Titled “Gains, … read more