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…

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•   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…

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Hello Everyone! We regret to inform you that all of our Spring 2020 bird walks at Hammonasset State Park are cancelled due to safety concerns. We’re just as bummed out as you are! We hope to resume our bird walks in the Fall, so stay tuned for updates. We also update our Facebook (@theaudubonshop) and…

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Driftwood Rainbow Wind Chime, at The Audubon Shop, at The Audubon Shop, 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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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