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Posts Tagged "Great Meadows Marsh"

American Oystercatchers Returning

Posted on Mar 10, 2015

American Oystercatchers Returning

It’s that time! The American Oystercatchers are returning to the Northeast, and today in Connecticut we had our first bird in Westbrook. This is three or four weeks later than the first Oystercatcher sighting occurs in some years, with the historic cold keeping migrants at bay until now. Other species are also arriving more slowly than expected. Now it is all systems go for the Audubon Alliance for Coastal Waterbirds as the threatened shorebird species is one of our focal birds. If you are going to be in Connecticut this spring and summer please email [email protected] to sign up...

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Whimbrel (Numenius phaeopus)

Posted on Sep 21, 2014

Whimbrel (Numenius phaeopus)

I loved seeing this Whimbrel (Numenius phaeopus) surrounded by fall foliage of a more uncommon sort in the Great Meadows Marsh in Stratford, Connecticut earlier today, living up to its past (and still current) billing as one of the best coastal birding habitats in the United States according to our own Roger Tory Peterson. Are you elated for autumn yet?!  

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