Sunday, March 9, 2014

Connecticut Audubon Bird Finder for March 9, Special Edition: Passenger Pigeon

IMG_0504 - Version 2Passenger Pigeon
Ectopistes migratorius

Where to find it: Passenger Pigeons have been extinct for exactly 100 years but on March 12 Connecticut Audubon Society and the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies are presenting a talk by Joel Greenberg, author of the new book A Feathered River Across the Sky: The Passenger Pigeon’s Flight to Extinction, at Kroon Hall.

The talk is free and open to the public. One or two preserved Passenger Pigeon specimens from the collection of the Yale Peabody Museum will be on display, to give you a chance to see what they looked like.

How to find it: Kroon Hall is at 195 Prospect St., New Haven. The talk starts at 7 p.m. and will be held in the Burke Auditorium, on the third floor. Parking is available on the street. RSVP to

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Connecticut Audubon Bird Finder for March 7: Great Cormorant

Great Cormorant - Mindy HillGreat Cormorant
Phalacrocorax carbo

By Andrew Griswold, director of Connecticut Audubon Society's EcoTravel program

The Great Cormorant is the largest North American cormorant and is found on nearly all continents. In the States, it is restricted to the east coast, where it breeds on a just a few rocky island colonies in Maine. It is a regular winter visitor to Connecticut where it replaces the more commonly found summer resident, the Double-crested Cormorant.

The Great Cormorant is known by many other common names across the globe including Great Black Cormorant, Black Cormorant, Large Cormorant, and Black Shag.

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Photo by Mindy Hill.