This is just a quick appeal to please report your sightings at Connecticut Audubon Society centers and properties. The Director of the Coastal Center, Frank Gallo, has been asking for sightings when you visit Milford Point to see the many rarities it has been hosting lately. I wanted to extend this even further. Whether you enter it in eBird, tell a CAS employee, write it in a log book at a center, whatever - we want to hear about it! This is especially true for uncommon and rare birds. If you find something unexpected or have a nice photo you would like to show us, please email Twan or myself. If you click on either one of our names under the “Authors” area to the right you can always find our email addresses. Apart from being a valuable record, we may share it with everyone in this blog or on the CAS website.
You may remember Twan and I spent what time we could over the summer completing Breeding Bird Surveys on all of the Connecticut Audubon Society properties. You can find a PDF map of all those locations here. That was only one part of trying to accumulate data. We want to know what birds winter here, and what species utilize the lands during spring and fall migration. Eventually, we will also get a complete list of the mammals, trees, butterflies, etc. as well - every living thing. Therefore, while we may be more concerned with getting a complete record of birds now, letting us know about any rare living species would be appreciated. All of this is essential information to use in applying our best management practices. Thank you in advance! We really appreciate your assistance.