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Birding in Connecticut
Frank Gallo

Wesleyan University Press



Contents

• Foreword
• Acknowledgments
• Introduction
THE SOUTHWEST COAST
GRASS ISLAND, GREENWICH
• Grass Island
• Grass Island Natural Area
• Greenwich Harbor
• TOD’S POINT (GREENWICH POINT), GREENWICH
• AUDUBON CENTER, GREENWICH
• Audubon Center
• Fairchild Wildflower Sanctuary
• COVE ISLAND AREA, STAMFORD
• Cove Island Park
• Holly Pond
• Shippan Point
• ALLEN’S MEADOWS, WILTON
• FOURTEEN ACRE POND, NORWALK
• Fourteen Acre Pond
• Woods Pond
• WESTPORT COAST
• Sherwood Island State Park
• Nyala Farm
• Burying Hill Beach
• Southport Beach
• H. Smith Richardson Wildlife Preserve and Christmas Tree Farm
• Longshore Golf Club
• Compo Beach
• The Mill Pond
• Grace K. Salmon Park
• TROUT BROOK VALLEY, WESTON AND EASTON
• Trout Brook Valley Preserve
• Crow Hill Preserve
• Jump Hill Preserve
• Saugatuck Reservoir
• Aspetuck Reservoir
• BRIDGEPORT-FAIRFIELD COAST
• Seaside Park
• Captain’s Cove
• Saint Mary’s by the Sea Park
• Ash Creek Open Space
• Penfield Reef and Sunken Island
• LORDSHIP TOUR, STRATFORD
• Railroad Trail and Warehouse Fields
• Warehouse Pond
• Sikorsky Airport
• Long Beach
• Stratford Seawall
• Stratford Point
• Short Beach
• Frash Pond
• Access Road Ponds
• Birdseye Street Boat Ramp
• Shelby Pond, Shakespeare Theatre
• Broad Street Pilings
THE NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS
WIMISINK PRESERVE, SHERMAN
• KENT
• Kent School Bridge
• Skiff Mountain Road
• River Road
• Schaghticoke Road
• MOHAWK MOUNTAIN AREA, CORNWALL
• Mohawk Mountain State Park
• Route 4 Swamp
• Route 43 Swamp
• Coltsfoot Valley and Great Hollow Road
• Housatonic Meadows State Park
• Rattlesnake Road Swamp
• WINTER BIRDING TRAIL: GOSHEN TO NORFOLK
• Goshen
• Canaan Mountain
• Norfolk
• CONNECTICUT AUDUBON SOCIETY’S RICHARD G. CROFT MEMORIAL PRESERVE, GOSHEN
• WHITE MEMORIAL FOUNDATION AND CONSERVATION CENTER, LITCHFIELD
• SOUTHBURY AREA
• Mitchell Farm and Housatonic River
• Old Southbury Training School Farm
• Bent of the River Audubon Sanctuary
THE CENTRAL COAST
MILFORD TOUR
• Milford Point
• Jonathan Law High School Pond (Beaver Brook Ponds)
• Mondo Ponds Park
• Silver Sands State Park and Charles Island
• Wilcox Park
• COASTAL WEST HAVEN TOUR
• Sandy Point
• West Haven Boat Ramp
• Bradley Point Park
• South Street Beach
• Oyster River
• Merwin Point
• WESTERN NEW HAVEN PARKS
• Edgewood Park
• West Rock Playground
• West River Memorial Park
• KONOLD’S POND AND THE CHAIN LAKES, WOODBRIDGE
• Konold’s Pond
• Lakes Dawson and Watrous (The Chain Lakes)
• EAST ROCK PARK AREA, NEW HAVEN
• East Rock Park
• Regional Water Authority (RWA) Recreational Space
• Edgerton Park
• Lake Whitney
• LIGHTHOUSE POINT PARK AND EAST SHORE PARK, NEW HAVEN
• Lighthouse Point Park
• East Shore Park
• ECOLOGY PARK AND SHORELINE GREENWAY TRAIL, BRANFORD
• SHELL BEACH, GUILFORD
• WEST RIVER MARSH COMPLEX, GUILFORD
• Jared Eliot Preserve
• Chaffinch Island
• Chittenden Park
• Sachem’s Head Marsh
• Westwoods
• MADISON SHORELINE
• East Wharf Beach to West Wharf Beach
• Circle Beach
• East River State Boat Launch
• HAMMONASSET BEACH STATE PARK, MADISON
THE CENTRAL INTERIOR
WINTER GEESE AND DUCK TOUR, ENFIELD AND SOMERS
• Donald W. Barnes Boat Launch
• King’s Island Boat Launch
• Somersville Pond
• BROAD BROOK MILLPOND, EAST WINDSOR
• STATION 43, SOUTH WINDSOR
• THE HOPPERS—BIRGE POND NATURE PRESERVE, BRISTOL
• ROCKY HILL
• Rocky Hill–Glastonbury Ferry Parking Lot
• Rocky Hill Meadows
• WALLINGFORD-MERIDEN AREA
• North Farms Reservoir
• Bishop’s Pond
• DURHAM MEADOWS, DURHAM AND MIDDLEFIELD
• Greenbacker Farm Pond
• Skating Pond
• Durham Fair Grounds
• Durham Meadows Wildlife Management Area
• Lyman Orchards Pond and Cornfields
• MACKENZIE RESERVOIR AREA, WALLINGFORD
• MacKenzie Reservoir
• Whirlwind Hill Road
• Pistapaug Pond
• Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial Park
THE SOUTHEAST COAST
WINTER EAGLE AND RAPTOR TOUR, LOWER CONNECTICUT RIVER
• Eagle Landing State Park
• Parkers Point Boat Launch
• Chester Ferry Dock
• Deep River Depot
• Riverview Cemetery
• Essex Town Dock
• CORNFIELD POINT SCENIC VIEWING AREA, OLD SAYBROOK
• OLD LYME AREA
• Ferry Landing State Park
• Great Island Boat Launch
• WATERFORD AND NEW LONDON AREA
• Harkness Memorial State Park
• Camp Harkness
• Waterford Beach Park and Town Beach
• Ocean Beach Park
• Fort Trumbull State Park
• Miner Lane Pig Farm
• NEW LONDON–ORIENT POINT FERRY
• BLUFF POINT COASTAL RESERVE AND HALEY FARM, GROTON
• Bluff Point State Park and Coastal Reserve
• Haley Farm State Park
• STONINGTON POINT
• BARN ISLAND WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA, STONINGTON
THE NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS
UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT STORRS CAMPUS AREA
• Lot W
• Mirror Lake
• Horsebarn Hill Loop
• Pumping Station Road
• BOSTON HOLLOW TOUR, ASHFORD
• POMFRET LOOP
• Connecticut Audubon Society’s Bafflin Sanctuary
• Wyndham Land Trust Preserve
• Duck Marsh
• Natchaug State Forest
• Cul-de-sac
• Lyon Preserve
• Meadow Ledge
• Mashamoquet Meadow
• Needles Eye Road
• Air Line Trail
• QUINEBAUG VALLEY FISH HATCHERY, PLAINFIELD
• Appendix A: Species Status Bar Graphs
• Appendix B: Annotated Species List
• Appendix C: Species by Habitat
• Appendix D: State Bird Checklist
• Appendix E: Connecticut Rare Species Review List
• Appendix F: Birding Resources
• Bibliography
• Index

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