1281 Cove Rd., Stamford, CT Phone: 203-869-5272 x239.
On Saturday, May 12, Audubon Connecticut and the Cove Island Park Conservancy will host a groundbreaking ceremony and an International Migratory Bird Day celebration from 1:00-4:00pm in the park. Free and open to the public, the event will feature live falcons and owls on display, a flying bird show, exhibits, games and statements by Stamford students, elected officials, and the corporate partners who have made the Urban Oases initiative possible. To increase awareness about migration and help enhance stopover habitat, Audubon Connecticut and the Cove Island Park Conservancy are working with local school students to create a special songbird demonstration garden for the popular playground area in Cove Island Park. The garden, funded by the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund, is the first in a series of “Urban Oases” sites being established throughout Connecticut. It is also part of a larger effort by the Cove Island Park Conservancy and Audubon to enhance habitats throughout Cove Island Park, a National Audubon Society designated ‘Important Bird Area’ that is known for its value as a critical stop-over area for birds migrating along the Atlantic Flyway.