Connecticut Wildlife and Nature Stories

picture of the Saville Dam in Connecticut, part of the Connecticut wildlife section

Welcome to Connecticut wildlife.

picture of an American Robin, the state bird of Connecticut, and part of the Connecticut birds section

The Avian Records Committee of Connecticut (ARCC) lists close to four hundred and forty bird species documented in the state. Over two dozen of those species, including the American Robin, the official state bird, are common backyard birds in both urban and rural areas of the state.

The brief video clip provides a get to known your common backyard birds introduction. Bird enthusiasts will easily be able to name the seven species.

  • Northern Cardinal
  • Female American Goldfinch
  • White-breasted Nuthatch
  • Blue Jay
  • Dark-eyed Junco
  • Indigo Bunting
  • Tufted Titmouse
With the exception of the Indigo Bunting, they are pretty much year round residents of their territories.

Buntings are migratory birds. Their striking blue feathers and their propensity for singing makes them an invited guest to any backyard. A thistle feeder, the same one used for Goldfinches, along with trees for nesting and a water source are key ingredients for welcoming them.

Cardinals, Blue Jays and Titmice often visit the feeder on a year round basis, with sunflower seeds as their preferred food source. Nuthatch can get by on a diet of insects, but often visit the feeder during winter months when insects are scarce. Juncos tend to breed in forests and higher elevations so late fall, winter and early spring are prime feeder times for them.

Please press the button to learn more about the Connecticut woodpeckers, another group of common backyard birds in Connecticut.

As the site grows, more information covering Connecticut will be added. Until then, press any of the following buttons to learn more about Connecticut nature.