What Birds Need Year-Round & Important Bird Areas

Join us for a presentation about what resources are needed by birds throughout the year in the Lyme Forest Block Important Bird Area

Wednesday, April 17, 2019
7:00pm - 8:30pmEast Haddam, Connecticut

Location Details

East Haddam Grange Hall

488 Tower Street, East Haddam, 06423

Please fill out this RSVP form if you plan to attend this or any Lyme Forest Block presentation. If you have any questions, contact Genevieve Nuttall, Bird Conservation Programs Associate, at

What Birds Need Year-Round & Important Bird Areas

April 17, 2019 - East Haddam, CT

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Did you know that Connecticut's woodlands are home to some of the highest concentration of bird species breeding in the continental United States? In 2016, the Lyme Forest Block, which includes Salem, Connecticut, was recognized by National Audubon Society and the state of Connecticut as an Important Bird Area. Unfortunately, many birds are experiencing long-term population declines in the area, but local landowners and residents can learn how to help halt these declines.

Join Genevieve Nuttall, Audubon Connecticut's Bird Conservation Programs Associate, for an engaging presentation on keeping habitat available for songbirds throughout the year. You can go above and beyond putting a bird feeder outside your window to attract many types of birds! Learn how efforts in your own backyard contribute to Audubon's work to protect bird habitats on a national scale.

This free event is co-sponsored by Audubon Connecticut and the East Haddam Conservation Commission and is part of a Presentation Series offered by the Lyme Forest Block Conservation Project—an initiative launched by Audubon Connecticut, in partnership with the Eightmile River Wild and Scenic Coordinating Committee, The Nature Conservancy, local land trusts, and municipalities.

More About the Project: The Lyme Forest Block Important Bird Area (IBA) is a woodland habitat in six towns in southeastern Connecticut (East Haddam, Colchester, Lyme, Old Lyme, East Lyme, and Salem). The goal of the Lyme Forest Block Conservation Project is to engage landowners in the IBA and teach them about forest birds and bird-friendly woodland management (especially for Wood Thrush and Cerulean Warbler).

We invite the community to participate in a series of bird walks, presentations, workshops, and work days in each of the six towns over the next year with the hope that landowners will attend the events and gain useful knowledge about birds and habitat management. To learn more and view the project event list, visit the Lyme Forest Conservation Project web page.

Other Upcoming Events


Walk at Hartman Park, Lyme

Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 8:00am



Walk at Nehantic State Forest, East Lyme

Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 8:00am



Walk at Zemko Pond, Salem

Saturday, May 25, 2019 at 8:00am


How you can help, right now