The Chapter serves the towns of Madison, Guilford, Branford, East Haven, New Haven, and West Haven, Connecticut.
Connecticut Bird Atlas
Protecting the state’s birds requires that we know where they are.
The Connecticut Bird Atlas will map all species found in the state during both nesting and non-nesting seasons. Starting next year, we will be seeking the help of birdwatchers to document the distribution, abundance, and breeding activities of birds at sites throughout the entire state. The resulting data will be used to document changes since the last comprehensive survey of the state’s birds, which happened in the early 1980s; to inform the State Wildlife Action Plan; and to determine priority areas for bird conservation and land protection.
To volunteer or join a mailing list to receive project updates, go to ctbirdatlas.org.
Statuary Available for Purchase
Menunkatuck Audubon is offering a limited number of garden statues all hand made by a local artisan. We are offering incredible pricing thanks to the artist who is helping us with this fundraiser. All profits go to support Menunkatuck’s many projects in our Chapter area.
These statues are made of concrete, and are ready for holiday gift giving or placed in your garden.
As 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.
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.
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!