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A special last Spring Bird Walk of the 2018 season!

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 refreshments.

Patrick J. Lynch, is a former senior digital officer in Yale University’s Office of Public Affairs and Communications and an award-winning author, designer, illustrator, and photographer. Pat’s new field guide (Yale University Press, March 2017) A Field Guide to Long Island Sound is the perfect companion for anyone who wants to learn more about this important waterway. Easy to read, wonderful illustrations! The book is in the shop, now.

We here in CT have close ties to Long Island Sound, as it forms the frame of our southern border. It’s a large estuary that provides recreation, supports a myriad of wildlife, is a waterway for commerce, affects our weather patterns, and so much more. In easily several hundred trips to the shore, we here in the shop have asked ourselves how much do we really know about its natural history? Visually we see distinctive rock formations, tidal marshes, sandy beaches and deciduous forests, but what are we really looking at? Come along and find out. Pat is a wealth of knowledge!

Easy Hummingbird Nectar Recipe

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… Continue Reading

On the Shelf: Birding in Connecticut

On the Shelf: Birding in Connecticut

Birding in Connecticut is the definitive guide to where, when, and how to find birds in the Constitution State. A long overdue overhaul of hotspots in Connecticut! Packed with information valuable to birders of all skill levels, from species accounts and a first-of-a kind cumulative list of rare bird sightings to a synopsis of local… Continue Reading

Extended Holiday Hours

Extended Holiday Hours

We extend our hours after Thanksgiving through Dec. 24th! Sundays we’re here 12-4, but will happily stay a little later if you call us first. Monday-Fridays 10am-6pm. Saturdays 10am-5pm. We make it easier to pop in after work, and are happy to accommodate you beyond these hours, if you give us a ring first! 203-245-9056 Continue Reading

Promethea Pottery

Promethea Pottery

The Audubon Shop is pleased to offer the nature-inspired artwork of Betsy Himmelman. Betsy’s Promethea Pottery Raku pots are thrown in her studio, fired in her backyard, and burnished with local leaves, metals and natural items, right here in CT. Each piece is one of a kind due to the unique firing method and materials… Continue Reading

What to do when your hummingbirds leave…

What to do when your hummingbirds leave…

Hummers leaving? Yes, we’ll miss them too, but here’s a great thought – use your Window Glass Hanger for a peanut feeder! If you’ve been in the shop this summer, you will have seen our active hummingbird feeder hanging on our back picture window by a two-suction-cup hanger, called the Window Glass Hanger. We have… Continue Reading

Connecticut's Original Birding Store
The Best Shop for Birders in the Northeast

The Audubon Shop

The Best Shop for Birders in the Northeast, located in Madison, CT