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Learn how to attract Eastern Bluebirds to your yard.

Entice Eastern Bluebirds with Mealworms

I have an early morning ritual most days in spring and summer. Pour a cup of “joe” (quick sip) and head out to pick up the morning paper. On my way out of the garage, I grab the cup of meal worms. I pucker up and perform my weak imitation of an Eastern Bluebird’s sweet…

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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…

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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…

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New Field Guide to Long Island Sound is garnering praise

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…

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peanut feeder

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…

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How We Select Bird Feeders at The Audubon Shop

When you visit us to buy a bird feeder we want you to know that a lot of thought has gone into how we select bird feeders at The Audubon Shop. Whether you’re brand new to bird feeding or a seasoned bird watcher, we care about your success in attracting birds to your yard. The…

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How to choose bird seed to attract the widest variety of birds; advice from The Audubon Shop in Madison, CT.

How to Choose Bird Seed To Attract the Widest Variety of Birds

We’d like to teach you how to choose bird seed to attract the widest variety of birds to your yard. One of the most common questions we field at the shop is “What is the best seed to buy?” It’s a good question, and we can break it down simply. Choosing the right seed and…

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Learn how to attract Eastern Bluebirds to your yard.

How to Attract Eastern Bluebirds to Your Yard

In terms of beauty and tameness, the Eastern Bluebird (Sialis sialis) has few rivals. During the first three quarters of the last century, their numbers greatly declined, due to the loss of open-field habitat and the ill-advised introduction of the House Sparrow (1851) and the European Starling (1890), both formidable nest competitors. Today, because of…

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2015 Birding Trip to Mayan Belize

Our small group tours are geared to beginner and expert birders alike, and our birding trip to Mayan Belize in March of 2015 was no exception. If you enjoy tropical nature travel, or are interested in exploring the possibilities, give us a call at 888-505-9056. Below are some excerpts from the group Trip Report that…

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