[CT Birds] nightbirds / Morning Crescendo

Comins, Patrick PCOMINS at audubon.org
Mon Jun 24 22:01:46 EDT 2013

It doesn't work for night birds and a few other special groups, and if you heed the statistical notes this is about the best resource for trends:


There are also analyses of the Summer Bird Count annually in The Connecticut Warbler.

Patrick Comins

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On Jun 24, 2013, at 9:28 PM, "Dan Rottino" <rottino at hotmail.com<mailto:rottino at hotmail.com>> wrote:

Whips- my neighbors tell me that here in the Hadlyme section of East Haddam they always heard whip-o-wills calling at night from the 1950s through the years until the spraying for Gypsy Moth outbreak.  As I recall the aerial spraying was circa 1982- maybe someone else knows more precisely.  We have never heard one in the 15 years we've been here.
Barred Owls- no shortage here- I heard one early this morning right before the feeble morning crescendo and again just as I am typing this message.  In past years we have had a very strong crescendo full with a chorus of wood thrush, robin, veery, etc.  This morning I had one veery, no thrushes at all- it was almost non-existent.  I am wondering just why there are not as many birds around my yard and woods this year.  Only one scarlet tanager heard at a time.  I hope it is an isolated situation this year and I hope to hear that morning crescendo again someday.  Are there any stats or data tracking bird population trends that are available for certain species?

Dan Rottino
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