UPDATE: Shop Hours as of Tuesday 3/24/20

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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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*Home Delivery* Opportunity During Confinement

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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Birding around the World

     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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How to Attract Birds to Your Yard

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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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Connecticut’s 2018 ‘State of the Birds’ Report is encouraging

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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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Useful Tools of the Trade

  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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Extended Holiday Hours

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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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New book – A Field Guide to Cape Cod!

2018 is ending with a bang! We just rec’d copies of this fantastic new Pat Lynch field guide, A Field Guide to Cape Cod. Cape Cod is only a few hours from CT, as the crow flies, and many many of you spend time on The Cape each year. Now you’ve got the perfect reference…

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A special last Spring Bird Walk of the 2018 season!

This coming Saturday, June 16, we welcome field guide author and illustrator Patrick Lynch who will co-lead a special last Spring Bird Walk of the 2018 season at Hammonasset with Jerry. No need to pre-register, just show up at the shop at 7:45am, carpool to the park at 8. Return at 10:30 and enjoy light…

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Easy Hummingbird Nectar Recipe

Use our Easy Hummingbird Nectar Recipe and you’ll feel confident that you are giving your birds the best, and saving money, too! There is nothing easier! Resist the urge to buy pre-made nectar, especially the red and or “flavored” kind that will have preservatives and artificial coloring in them.  Do not add food coloring to…

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