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Common Loon
Nature Notes

Common Loon

This large waterbird is a majestic sight when spotted gracefully gliding in Long Island Sound in winter. Can you imagine a winter in which this species did not return to Connecticut? It’s possible if we do not work to maintain the fish populations that it relies on through the Magnuson-Stevens Act (MSA)—an important piece of legislation that is currently under threat.

Common Raven
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Common Raven

Although not so common in Connecticut just 25 years ago, this adaptable species can now be found across the state. They are particularly fond of hilly areas with cliff faces.

Connecticut Says “Yes” to Protecting Public Lands
Public Policy

Connecticut Says “Yes” to Protecting Public Lands

Voters stood together on Tuesday, November 6th and overwhelmingly passed the Question #2 ballot measure to help safeguard public lands from being sold, swapped, and given away.

Local Generosity Advances Conservation at Stratford Point
Conservation

Local Generosity Advances Conservation at Stratford Point

Thank you Two Roads Brewing Company and the Town of Stratford for your amazing generosity and shared dedication to nature!

Congress Approves Critical Water Projects: Natural Infrastructure and Everglades
Public Policy

Congress Approves Critical Water Projects: Natural Infrastructure and Everglades

Bill Provides Important Wins for Birds, People and Ecosystems Nationwide. “More cement isn’t the answer.”

Must-Visit Birding Locations in Connecticut
Nature Notes

Must-Visit Birding Locations in Connecticut

For such a small state, Connecticut is quite a gem when it comes to birding. The land spans a length of just 110 miles and is comprised of habitats ranging from offshore islands to grasslands to tracts of woodland. Grab your binoculars and check out these notable bird hotspots across the state.

A Bipartisan Deal Could Save a Key Conservation Program About to Expire
Public Policy

A Bipartisan Deal Could Save a Key Conservation Program About to Expire

The Land and Water Conservation Fund protects habitat critical for birds and beloved by birders. Just days before it expires, lawmakers are working together to extend it permanently.

Roseate Spoonbill
Nature Notes

Roseate Spoonbill

A Connecticut first! Although common in places like the Everglades, this sub-tropical species has made an unprecedented appearance along the shore of Connecticut. Keep an eye out, you'll know if you see it!

A Popular New Migration Tool Could Save Birds from Deadly Building Collisions
Nature Notes

A Popular New Migration Tool Could Save Birds from Deadly Building Collisions

BirdCast can accurately forecast the biggest migration movements days in advance. This is good news for birds and birders alike.

Three Ways You Can Help Migrating Birds This Fall
Nature Notes

Three Ways You Can Help Migrating Birds This Fall

Migrants heading south face myriad man-made obstacles, but there are actions we can all take to save their lives.

How you can help, right now