Monday, November 16, 2009

Support the Stratford-Milford CBC!

Perhaps my favorite Christmas Bird Count, the Stratford-Milford CBC is scheduled for Sunday December 27th. It is one of the younger CBCs in the state, and therefore it is not as well-birded as some of the other counts. This year it happens to fall on the same day as two hugely popular counts: Barkhampstead and Old Lyme, which means that it may well be underbirded.

This probably goes without saying, but Stratford and Milford (and parts of Bridgeport) are two of the best birding area in the state. If you follow the CT sightings, you've noticed that Frank Mantlik, Scott Kruitbosch, Charlie Barnard, Twan Leenders, Brian Webster etc etc regularly see some really good stuff around Stratford. Milford's track record is equally impressive. It's especially exciting during winter when waterfowl, raptors (incl. diurnal owls), and several uncommon species can be found.

Ok enough plugging. If this is something that would interest you, check out the contact info on the COA website. Steve will be glad to hear from you. Hope to see you there!

- Nick

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