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Explore the Rich Biodiversity of the Woods 

More than 70 species of birds, along with mammals, amphibians, and reptiles, inhabit or migrate to Remington Woods. The following lists detail species that have been observed or are known to exist there. Remington Woods boasts dense tree coverage and is also home to various grasses, ferns, and sedges. 

* Some animals & flora are listed on the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection's (DEEP)  Connecticut State Wildlife Action Plan's Species of Greatest Conservation Need -  a watchlist species list.

Species of Greatest Conservation Need (SGCN) – Defined by each state fish or wildlife agency in its Wildlife Action Plan, typically a native species with declining populations, or vulnerabilities

expected to benefit from strategic conservation attention.


State Assessment Priority Species (SAPS) –Species for which more information is needed to fully understand status and trends to determine the level of conservation concern or SGCN status. These species, separate from SGCN, are a priority for additional assessment or survey to address data deficiency.

Nesting Neighbors

From songbirds to majestic raptors, discover the diverse species that grace the skies and branches of Remington Woods. This urban forest is a sanctuary to a vibrant avian community. *

Nesting Neighbors 


 American Robin, Turdus migratorius

 Common Grackle,  Quiscalus quiscula  

 Blue Jay, Cyanocitta cristata  

 Red-bellied Woodpecker, Melanerpes carolinus  

 Baltimore Oriole, Icterus galbula  

 Gray Catbird, Dumetella carolinensis  

 Eastern Towhee, Pipilo erythrophthalmus  

 Yellow Warbler, Dendroica petechia  

 Tufted Titmouse, Baeolophus bicolor  

 Mourning Dove, Zenaida macroura  

 Northern Cardinal, Cardinalis cardinalis  

 Eastern Wood-Pewee, Contopus virens  

 Red-winged Blackbird, Agelaius phoeniceus  

 Chimney Swift   Chaetura pelagica  

 Great Crested Flycatcher, Myiarchus crinitus  

 Common Yellowthroat, Geothlypis trichas  

 Northern Flicker, Colaptes auratus  

 Northern Mockingbird, Mimus polyglottos  

 Brown-headed Cowbird, Molothrus ater  

 White-breasted Nuthatch, Sitta carolinensis  

 Brown Thrasher, Toxostoma rufum  

 Wood Thrush, Hylocichla mustelina  

 American Goldfinch, Carduelis tristis  

 Warbling Vireo, Vireo gilvus  

 Black-and-white Warbler, Mniotilta varia  

 Song Sparrow, Melospiza melodia  

 Cedar Waxwing, Bombycilla cedrorum  

 American Crow, Corvus brachyrhynchos  

 Northern Rough-Winged Swallow, Stelgidopteryx serripennis  

 Herring Gull, Larus argentatus  

 Red-tailed Hawk, Buteo jamaicensis

 Eastern Phoebe, Sayornis phoebe  

 Red-eyed Vireo, Vireo olivaceus  

 Blue-winged Warbler, Vermivora pinus   

Black-crowned Night-Heron, Nycticorax nycticorax  

 European Starling, Sturnus vulgaris  

 Canada Goose, Branta canadensis  

 Eastern Kingbird, Tyrannus tyrannus  

 Field Sparrow, Spizella pusilla  

 House Wren, Troglodytes aedon  

 Wood Duck,  Aix sponsa  

 House Sparrow, Passer domesticus  

 Unidentified Flycatcher,  NA  

 Rock Dove, Columba livia  

 Indigo Bunting, Passerina cyanea  

 Black-capped Chickadee, Poecile atricapilla  

 Great Blue Heron, Ardea herodias  

 Mute Swan, Cygnus olor  

 Tree Swallow,  Tachycineta bicolor  

 Barn Swallow, Hirundo rustica  

 Mallard Duck,  Anas platyrhynchos  

 Wild Turkey, Meleagris gallopavo  

 Unidentified Woodpecker, Picoides sp.  

 Killdeer, Charadrius vociferus  

 Barred Owl, Strix varia  

 Carolina Wren, Thryothorus ludovicianus  

 Hairy Woodpecker, Picoides villosus  

 Belted Kingfisher, Ceryle alcyon  

 Blackburnian Warbler, Dendroica fusca  

 Green Heron, Butorides virescens  

 Orchard Oriole, Icterus spurius  

 Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Pheucticus ludovicianus  

 Scarlet Tanager, Piranga olivacea  

 Turkey Vulture, Cathartes aura  

 Veery, Catharus fuscescens  

 Black-throated Green Warbler, Dendroica virens  

 Monk Parakeet, Myiopsitta monachus  

 Osprey, Pandion haliaetus

Creature Feature

Explore the diverse wildlife community that calls this forest home. From furry mammals to elusive herptiles, each inhabitant plays a vital role in the vibrant ecosystem of Remington Woods. *