As winter is waning, you may notice that birds begin marking a new season by singing at dawn once again. In late January to mid February here in CT, American Robins start their “cheer-up, cheerily” dawn and dusk song pattern once again. So, although nesting time for Robins (again, in CT) is common from April…

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Greetings all, We are so very disappointed that we have to “pull the plug” on our super fun Spring Bird Walks for the month of April. We thought about limiting numbers, social distancing, etc, but then we decided it’s just safer to “stay put”. Let’s see what the next 3 weeks bring as far as…

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best wild bird seed

State of CT Governor Lamont has requested that all non essential retail businesses close as of 8pm on Monday, March 24, 2020. We wish it weren’t so, but we want to stop COVID-19 in its tracks! The Audubon Shop will be getting regular multi-ton fresh seed orders weekly, and will happily take your order over…

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Tube Style Bird Feeders, available at The Audubon Shop, the best shop for birders, Madison CT.

We’re going to make it easier for everyone to get seed and feeders or other products during this COVID-19 outbreak. We will all need some entertainment and “normalcy” during this time. Bird feeding can do that for us and Spring is on the way (and so are our hummingbirds)! Don’t forget to browse our website,…

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wingspan game fun to play

The Wingspan game is in the shop now! This hard to find game is finally back in stock, at the fair retail price. We currently have 40 copies (1/30/20). Wingspan is a competitive, medium-weight, card-driven, engine-building board game from designer Elizabeth Hargrave and Stonemaier Games. It is the winner of the prestigious 2019 Kennerspiel des…

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     Since 1996, we have had the opportunity to travel to the tropics all over the world to see birds, myriad animals and the unique habitats closer to the equator, from mountains to rain forests to dry plains. Our first birding trip was to Costa Rica with the late Noble Proctor, a dear friend, an…

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peanut feeder

In order to attract birds to your yard, you need to understand their basic needs. Attracting birds to your yard is simple. You will not only enhance your habitat, but you will be amazed at how many birds that you will see year ’round.     There are three basic things that birds need to…

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birding hammonasset beach state park

Each year (annually since 2006), the dedicated people who work and volunteer for CT Audubon begin gathering information for their important report, CT State of the Birds. The 2018 edition was just published and you’ll find the full PDF downloadable report here: 2018 CT Bird Report   This year’s report is entitled “In Cities and…

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  You’ve got your binoculars or your scope, now – how to care for them? Your optics will give you years of good service with a little thoughtful care.  First, make sure you wipe the exterior body down once in a while.  Oils from your hands, or that yummy sandwich you had in the car…

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nesting boxes

We extend our hours after Thanksgiving through Dec. 24th! Sundays we’re here 12-4, but are often here later and will happily stay a little later if you call us first. Monday-Fridays 10am-6pm. Saturdays 10am-5pm. We will make it easier to pop in after work, and are happy to accommodate you beyond these hours, if you…

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