Brick Yard Point attracts a variety of bird species and wildlife. (Photo courtesy of Phil Atiyeh)

The habitat restoration project has attracted a variety of birds, reptiles, amphibians, insects and mammals to Brick Yard Point. Within five years of completion, the restoration area became both a home and a stopover for more than 50 species of birds and other wildlife. Today, these species thrive with minimal human disruption. Below are just some of the wildlife that have been observed at Brick Yard Point.

Insects, Amphibians and Mammals

  • Great Spangled Fritillary
  • Silver Spotted Skipper
  • Orange Sulpher¬†Monarch
  • American Bullfrog
  • Common Snapping Turtle
  • Pickerel Frog
  • Tadpole spp.
  • Coyote
  • Eastern Cottontail
  • Muskrat
  • Striped Skunk
  • White Tailed Deer

Bird Species

  • American Crow
  • American Goldfinch
  • American Robin
  • Baltimore Oriole
  • Bank Swallow
  • Barn Swallow
  • Belted Kingfisher
  • Black-capped Chickadee
  • Black Vulture
  • Blue Jay
  • Brown-headed Cowbird
  • Canada Goose
  • Carolina Wren
  • Cedar Waxwing
  • Chimney Swift
  • Common Grackle
  • Common Raven
  • Common Yellowthroat
  • Double-crested Cormorant
  • Downy Woodpecker
  • Eastern Kingbird
  • European Starling
  • Fish Crow
  • Grackle
  • Gray Catbird
  • Great Blue Heron
  • Great Crested Flycatcher
  • Great Horned Owl
  • Great Egret
  • Herring Gull
  • House Finch
  • House Wren
  • Killdeer
  • Mallard
  • Marsh Wren
  • Mourning Dove
  • Norther Flicker
  • Northern Cardinal
  • Northern Rough-winged Swallow
  • Osprey
  • Raven
  • Red-shouldered Hawk
  • Red-winged Blackbird
  • Seaside Sparrow
  • Song Sparrow
  • Spotted Sandpiper
  • Tree Sparrow
  • Tree Swallow
  • Turkey Vulture
  • Warbling Vireo
  • Wild Turkey
  • Willow Flycatcher
  • Yellow Warbler

2021 Connecticut Bird Atlas Project, Sightings by Anthony Zemba, Certified Ecologist

Additional sightings by Lucien A. Bouffard, M.F.S