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The Chapter serves the towns of Madison, Guilford, Branford, East Haven, New Haven, and West Haven, Connecticut.


Live Cameras

Osprey camera: 24-hour live streaming (new this year, infrared nightlight)

Tern camera #1Live streaming during daylight hours.

Tern camera #2: Live streaming from Falkner Island

Yard cameras: Live streaming of bird feeders and Bluebird nest boxes


Birdathon

The 2017 Menunkatuck Birdathon is going on from April 21, 2017 to May 20, 2017. This year’s funds will support the Menunkatuck Scholarship fund to help educate the next generation of conservationists.

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Purple Martin Landlords Wanted

We have a select number of Purple Martin units at Hammonasset and at the Guilford Salt Meadow Sanctuary available for you to be the proud landlord of this season. For your $30.00 donation you will get weekly email updates on the happenings in your unit.

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Project Limulus Horseshoe Crab Surveys

Project Limulus is a horseshoe crab research project that relies heavily on data gathered from physically tagging and recapturing animals. Menunkatuck has partnered with Sacred Heart University researchers to survey the shoreline east of New Haven. When the horseshoe crabs come ashore to breed during the new and full moon tides in spring and early summer, surveyors count the number of male and female crabs in various sections of a beach.

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Survey schedule


Menunkatuck on iCRV Radio

Listen to a discussion about the seals in Long Island Sound on Nature with Ranger Russ.

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eBirding New Haven Area Urban Oases

urban-oasisAs part of the New Haven Harbor Urban Refuge Partnership, habitat improvements are taking place at New Haven parks, schools and other urban green spaces.  Native trees, shrubs, and flowers have been planted to provide cover, food, and habitat for wildlife and a place to learn, relax, and connect with nature for people. Audubon Connecticut is looking for help monitoring birds at these Urban Oases to determine whether habitat restoration is working.

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Audubon Bird Guide App, Now Free

AudubonApp_ECards_1_0The Audubon Bird Guide is the must-have app for anyone interested in birds. This award-winning app instantly turns your mobile device into the most trusted field guide in North America.

  • 821 in-depth species profiles
  • More than 3,200 bird photos
  • Quick bird IDs with filters by shape, region and color
  • Thousands of bird calls, differentiated by region and season
  • Seasonal and migratory range maps
  • Recent local bird sightings through eBird
  • Sightings posted by Audubon NatureShare friends and followers

So what are you waiting for? Download the Audubon Bird Guide and get birding!

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What to Do with Injured Wildlife

Injured Red-tailed Hawk

Birds like this Red-tailed Hawk with a partial wing cannot be released, but can serve educational purposes. A Place Called Hope offers educational programs with some of its non-releasable birds.

In the Menunkatuck Chapter area there are two wild bird rehabilitation centers, A Place Called Hope in Killingworth and Like a Feather in Guilford.

A Place Called Hope specializes in raptor rehabilitation. Call or text Christine Cummings (203-804-3452 for wildlife emergencies and rescues; call Grace Krick, 860-575-9791, for wildlife emergencies; or call or text Todd Secki, 203-214-2846, for wildlife emergencies, rescues, re-nestings, If you cannot reach them right away, please leave each number a message so that they may return your call as soon as time permits.  Please do not email them with wildlife emergencies; call or text.

Like a Feather takes in small birds and waterfowl. Call Bonnie Alexander, 203-640-5503 to report injured birds.

To find a rehabilitator in other areas of Connecticut or for mammals and amphibians, check the DEEP list of volunteer rehabilitators.

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Volunteers Needed

Menunkatuck Audubon is looking for volunteers. We have open positions and could use your help. Give us a hand in one of the following areas. High school students: volunteering for Menunkatuck can help fulfill your community service requirements.Go here to volunteer.

Manage nest boxes. We have many locations where we would like to put in nest boxes for Tree Swallows, Bluebirds, Purple Martins, Kestrels, and other birds. We need someone to monitor these boxes for activity in the spring and clean them out in the fall. Some training is necessary and will be given.

Lead a field walk. Do you bird the Trolly Trail every week? Or visit Hammonasset or the Timberlands? Enjoy the company of other birders and increase Menunkatuck’s presence in the community.

Become a Board member. We are always looking for new Board members. If you want to get a feel for what happens at Board meetings, join us at 7 p.m. at the Guilford Community Center on the fourth Wednesday of the month (except July).

Help with fundraising and marketing. If you have talent of knowledge in either of there areas, we need to hear from you!