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

A "Swap Day" for Connecticut's Student Conservationists
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A "Swap Day" for Connecticut's Student Conservationists

Junior Forest Technicians and WildLife Guards traveled from woodlands to water to learn more about conservation in Connecticut.

Over 138,000 Plugs Planted at Great Meadows Marsh
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Over 138,000 Plugs Planted at Great Meadows Marsh

Salt Marsh Stewards wrap up a successful season, Saltmarsh Sparrow nests discovered.

How to Know If a Shorebird Is Being Disturbed
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How to Know If a Shorebird Is Being Disturbed

Learn the signs of bird disturbance and what you can do to help beach-nesting birds.

New Tidal Creek Established at Great Meadows Marsh
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New Tidal Creek Established at Great Meadows Marsh

Saltwater aids in keeping invasive species (specifically phragmites) at-bay while allowing native marsh grasses to flourish.

Connecticut's First National Estuarine Research Reserve Spans Over 52,000 Acres
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Connecticut's First National Estuarine Research Reserve Spans Over 52,000 Acres

It includes an Important Bird Area and critical nesting and migratory habitat.

Yale Students Propose 23 Projects to Create a More Resilient Coast in Connecticut
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Yale Students Propose 23 Projects to Create a More Resilient Coast in Connecticut

The students' project plans will help Connecticut apply for federal grants that will support Audubon Connecticut’s Coastal Policy Agenda.

Progress made on freshwater ponds at Great Meadows Marsh
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Progress made on freshwater ponds at Great Meadows Marsh

Freshwater pond areas, overtaken by invasive plants, are currently being revitalized.

How you can help, right now