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Bird Clubs, Organization and Birding Forums:

CT Bird List Archives

New Haven Bird Club
Connecticut Ornithological Association
Ct Audubon
Wood Memorial Library
Massachusetts Audubon
New Jersey Audubon/Cape May Birding

Bird Identification Sites:

Cornell Lab - All About Birds
Hawk Migration Association of North America
Identifying Bird Sounds/Calls

Bird and Wildlife Rehabilitation or Rescue

DEP - Wildlife in Distress:

General bird information

A Beginner's Guide to Bird Watching
Information on how to set up and use Bird Baths
Hummingbird Migration Tracker Site

Other Bird Conservation or birding organizations, agencies and institutions

The Ruffed Grouse Society
National Wild Turkey Federation
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
Ducks Unlimited
Connecticut Waterfowlers Association
Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences
Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Birdlife International
The Purple Martin Society of North America
The North American Bluebird Society

Citizen Science
Northeast Hawk watch

Project Feeder Watch
Great Backyard Bird Count
Institute for Bird Populations
Cornell Golden-winged Warbler Atlas Project
Hawk Mountain

Migration Sites/Links

University of Wisconsin migration radar
NOAA - radar
Wind map - U.S.
Wind map - global
Ebird occurrence maps

Attracting birds to your yard and healthy backyard habitats

Audubon at Home
Gardening for birds
Connecticut Invasive Plant Working Group
National Wildlife Federation's backyard wildlife program
Windstar Backyard Wildlife Program
Habitat Fragmentation is for the birds


Connecticut Birding Hot Spots

The following locations are consistently good birding spots.  The variety and number of bird sightings may vary by season, but each offers its own special experience.  There are many other productive sites in Connecticut.  The books cited at the bottom of this page provide a rich source for planning birding outings.

Hammonasset Beach State Park, Madison, CT

Located on the Connecticut shoreline between Madison and Clinton.   Take exit 62 off I-95, head south 1.5 miles to Park entrance.  This peninsula location provides a resting spot for migrating birds.  Best in fall, winter and spring for gulls, terns, water, shore, marsh, and land birds. 

White Memorial Foundation

Located about 2 miles southeast of Litchfield on Route 202 in the Northwest hills of Connecticut. The 4,440 acre preserve includes a museum, river/streams, marsh, ponds, forest and numerous hiking trails roads.  Water, marsh, shore and land birds provide for excellent birding in any season. 

Lighthouse Point Park New Haven, CT

Located at the tip of the eastern shore of New Haven Harbor. Take exit 50 from I95 south 0.2mile, right on Woodward Ave. (becomes Fort Hale Park Rd.), right onto Townsend Ave. right on Lighthouse Rd to the park entrance. The Point extends into the harbor, is on the coastal migration route and affords excellent birding, especially during fall hawk migration.

Additional birding in Connecticut sources - Books:

Finding Birds In Connecticut, A Habitat - Based Guide to 450 Sites,
by Dave Rosgen and Gene Billings (1996).  Includes directions and maps.

Connecticut Birding Guide, by Buzz Devine and Dwight G. Smith. 
A guide to 84 sites that includes directions, maps and well done illustrations of birds found at the sites.




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