Coasts

Protecting Connecticut's coasts for birds and people

American Oystercatcher. Photo: Walker Golder/Audubon

Connecticut’s coastlines and associated marshes, islands, and beaches are being squeezed by rising sea levels and human development. The ecosystem is critical to protecting birds and people, and we need your help to keep it healthy.

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MAKING A DIFFERENCE FROM SAND TO SKY

More than 23 million people live within a 50-mile radius of Long Island Sound, making this landscape one of the most densely populated regions in the United States. It’s also a critically important area for vulnerable birds like the Piping Plover, Roseate Tern, American Oystercatcher, and Saltmarsh Sparrow.

To help at-risk species, our conservation staff, volunteers, and partners are protecting and restoring the places birds need to safely rest during migration and raise their young.

In doing so, we can also help communities prepare for and feel less of an impact from extreme coastal events.

Protect Shore-Nesting Birds
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Protect Shore-Nesting Birds

Together, we can #ShareTheShore to help birds nest and raise their young successfully.

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Share the Love, #ShareTheShore
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Share the Love, #ShareTheShore

Join the effort to protect shore-nesting birds! Together, we can make waves for safer beaches.

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Building a Stronger, Resilient Connecticut Coast
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Building a Stronger, Resilient Connecticut Coast

Rising sea levels, stronger storms, and human development are squeezing salt marshes and beaches across the Long Island Sound and Atlantic Ocean coastlines.

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Birds That Depend on Our Coast

News from the Coast

Wildlife Guards Advocate for Birds, on Beaches and in the General Assembly
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Wildlife Guards Advocate for Birds, on Beaches and in the General Assembly

A productive month for Audubon Connecticut's high school-age shorebird stewards, both on and off the beach.

Flying Drones Pose Danger to Threatened Birds
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Flying Drones Pose Danger to Threatened Birds

Not only do beach-nesting birds experience undue stress at the sight of a drone, they can also become seriously injured.

Why West Haven Won Audubon's "Share the Shore Award"
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Why West Haven Won Audubon's "Share the Shore Award"

How one Connecticut city spent two decades ensuring birds and people could both get their time in the sun.

[Press Release] West Haven Wins Audubon’s First-Ever Share the Shore Award
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[Press Release] West Haven Wins Audubon’s First-Ever Share the Shore Award

The City's dedication to beach stewardship has made a haven for birds and local people.

Share the Shore "Take Action Toolkit" for Local Communities
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Share the Shore "Take Action Toolkit" for Local Communities

Launch award-worthy programs and projects for birds and people.

Audubon Celebrates "Share The Shore" Award Winners
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Audubon Celebrates "Share The Shore" Award Winners

Vulnerable beach-nesting birds don’t just need our help, they need an award-worthy commitment.

Dedicated Volunteer Shares Shorebird Passion
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Dedicated Volunteer Shares Shorebird Passion

After volunteering with Audubon, Carol Story wrote a children's book to educate the next generation about the importance of protecting vulnerable shorebirds.

Connecticut Marsh Site Selected for Urgent Restoration
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Connecticut Marsh Site Selected for Urgent Restoration

Great Meadows Marsh has the potential to better support declining Saltmarsh Sparrows, in danger of extinction due to sea level rise.

Senator Blumenthal Introduces New Legislation to Protect Tiny Fish Vital to Seabirds
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Senator Blumenthal Introduces New Legislation to Protect Tiny Fish Vital to Seabirds

Audubon supports the Forage Fish Conservation Act and applauds Connecticut Senator Richard Blumenthal.

Long Island Sound Area Salt Marsh Sites Show Signs of Disruption
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Long Island Sound Area Salt Marsh Sites Show Signs of Disruption

Big plans are moving forward to protect bird habitat and help local communities withstand stronger storms.

How you can help, right now