Stewardship Area

Duck Island

October 15, 2012 — Duck Island is a 5.6-acre state-owned island that supports the largest egret rookery in eastern Connecticut. Inaccessible to the public, it is a rare undeveloped island along the Connecticut shoreline that is recognized by Audubon as an Important Bird Area. Read More

Edith G. Read and Marshlands

October 12, 2012 — Marshlands Conservancy is a 151-acre wildlife sanctuary with both ecological value and a cultural history. Nearby Edith G. Read Wildlife Sanctuary supports thousands of migrant and wintering shorebirds and is popular for passive recreation. Additionally, Rye Playland Park is an exciting venue for a family excursion. Read More

Quinnipiac River

October 1, 2012 — The Quinnipiac River Marsh and State Park is a unique wetland habitat tightly surrounded by residential and commercial facilities. It supports a range of state-threatened birds and is an Audubon-recognized Important Bird Area, as well as site of the oldest Blue-Blazed Trail in Connecticut. Read More

Sandy Point

September 27, 2012 — Over 60 acres of barrier beach, tidal marsh, and mudflats make Sandy Point an excellent habitat for water birds. It is one of the state‚Äôs most important nesting areas for least tern, common tern, and federally endangered piping plover while featuring miles of public beach and an urban greenway for recreational use. Read More

Falkner Island

September 19, 2012 — This small 5-acre island is the single largest nesting tern colony in Connecticut and one of the most significant in the Northeast. It is an Audubon-designated Important Bird Area that provides habitat for thousands of common and federally endangered roseate terns. There is no public access, except for an open house held once every fall. Read More

Hammonasset Beach

September 11, 2012 — Hammonasset Beach State Park is the most visited park in Connecticut, with almost two million visitors per year utilizing its 558 campsites and miles of hiking trails and beachfront. At the same time, it is designated a Globally Significant Bird Area and supports high concentrations of rare and endangered birds throughout its various habitats. Read More

West Rock Ridge

September 6, 2012 — West Rock Ridge is a seven-mile segment of the Metacomet Ridge traprock formation that has a high point of 700 feet and astounding views of New Haven Harbor and Long Island Sound. Its popular hiking trails and fishing access coexist with over 300 species of rare and endangered plants and animals, the second highest concentration of any park in Connecticut. Read More

Norwalk Harbor

September 5, 2012 — Calf Pasture Beach is a popular recreational site, featuring a large sandy beach, picnic area, fishing pier, playground and dining facilities. Veterans Memorial Park has a public marina and boat launch open to the public for a small usage fee, with play areas and paths overlooking the harbor. Read More

Huckleberry & Davids Islands – Pelham Bay Park

August 31, 2012 — Pelham Bay Park, Huckleberry Island, and Davids Island sit along the Long Island Sound, stretched out between the northern area of the Bronx and New Rochelle, NY. This Stewardship Area hosts a wide range of bird species and is home to the largest municipal park in New York City. Read More

Norwalk Islands

August 23, 2012 — Chimon and Sheffield are the two largest in the collection of over 25 islands surrounding Norwalk harbor, and they provide critical colonial water bird habitat. Ferries out to Sheffield and tours of its historic lighthouse, built in 1826, are offered by Norwalk Seaport Association every summer. Read More

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