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Wingspan, this year’s hottest new board game features birds!

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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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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peanut feeder

How to Attract Birds to Your Yard

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

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

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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nesting boxes

Extended Holiday Hours

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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Stokes Field Guide to Bird Songs: Eastern Region Audio CD

On the shelf: Bird Song CDs and DVDs at The Audubon Shop

Whether you’re a casual observer or an avid bird watcher, most of us have our favorites and are delighted when we hear a familiar bird call or song. “Dawn song”, also called dawn chorus, is the habit of birds to sing as day breaks. This is especially evident in spring, as birds establish their territories…

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