Where are the hummingbirds?

Hummingbird Feeders, available at The Audubon Shop, the best store for birders, Madison, CT

In early June we start fielding phone calls at the shop about hummingbirds’ arrival here in CT, as in: “Where are MY hummingbirds?” We are often so enthusiastic about seeing them again – a signal in April that winter is finally over! People recall seeing swarms of them at flowers and nectar feeders during the…

Read More

How to Learn Bird Song

North American Warblers Fold Out Guide, at The Audubon Shop, the best shop for birdwatchers, Madison CT

•   As the earth rotates and we in the northern hemisphere start enjoying longer hours of daylight, there’s a shift in bird behavior, too. Our ancestors likely studied birds and came to understand that they were valuable to watch, as signalers of the earth’s rhythms. •    One such behavior is singing. Volumes have been written…

Read More

Adding to our Gift Department

Rainbow Driftwood Wind Chime, available at The Audubon Shop, the best shop for bird watchers, Madison CT

Greetings, By request, we will be slowly adding popular items from our ever-changing gift department. There are several fun bird-themed gifts we need to add, but it’s a lot of work, so bear with us! If you’ve been in the shop, and would like to see product availability on our site, please let us know…

Read More

We are OPEN!

Clear View Mini Window Bird Feeder, available at The Audubon Shop, he best shop for bird watchers, Madison CT


After a long 7 weeks of website orders, phone orders and Curbside Delivery only, we have opened our doors to customer visits! Masks are required for entering the shop to browse, and we’ve placed hand sanitizer at the door and at the counter (which we will appreciate you using). We’re taking credit cards, cash and…

Read More

Nesting Box 101

Male Eastern Bluebird perched below his bluebird house.

We often field phone calls and questions about buying nesting boxes and the best placement and maintenance of them, so it’s time to write it all down!   Here’s Part One, because it’s fascinating to know the science behind where birds nest. Part two will be placement of boxes and maintenance.   At The Audubon…

Read More

What it’s Like to be a Bird!

What it's Like to Be a Bird, by David Alle3n Sibley, available at The Audubon Shop, the best shop for birdwatchers, Madison, CT

We’re pumped about this book, and it’s now in stock! The bird book for birders and non-birders alike that will excite and inspire by providing a new and deeper understanding of what common, mostly backyard, birds are doing–and why. “Can birds smell?” “Is this the same cardinal that was at my feeder last year?” “Do…

Read More

Curbside Pickup is now available for all products

Curbside Pickup, available at The Audubon Shop, the best shop for birdwatchers, Madison CT

Greetings! We have changed our entire website to include Curbside Pickup for all of our products. You are able to simply order and pay for a product on our website. When you get to your shopping cart, there will be an option to select Ship to your address – or- Curbside Pickup. We will get…

Read More

Spring Bird Calls or What the heck was That???

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…

Read More

Spring Bird Walks Notice

May 5, 2020 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 and most of May. We thought about limiting numbers, social distancing, etc, but then we decided it’s just safer to “stay put”. Let’s see what the…

Read More