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Woodcocks at Nod Brook

Saturday, March 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Simsbury (Tower Office Park) 82 Hopmeadow St.
Simsbury, CT 06089 United States

See the unique mating display or “sky dance” of the American Woodcock on a relatively short evening trip.

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Western Connecticut Shoreline

Sunday, March 24 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sherwood Island State Park Sherwood Island Connector
Westport, CT 06880 United States

Take a morning tour from Sherwood Island to New Haven looking for late wintering birds and early spring migrants

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Sachuest Point, RI

Saturday, March 30 @ 8:30 am - 11:00 am
Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge Hanging Rock Rd.
Middletown, RI United States

View Harlequin Ducks and seabirds hard to see in CT. Also visit Trustom Pond, Ninigret, and locations showing rarities. Bring lunch.

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David Spector & Sam Peabody: A Look at Song Bird Interpretation

Tuesday, April 9 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
St. James’s Episcopal Church 1018 Farmington Ave.
West Hartford, CT 06127 United States

Transliterations, mnemonics, transcriptions—whatever you call them—this program might help you “cheer up cheerily,” as David and his mystery co-presenter discuss the history of some of the expressions that help us remember bird songs

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Great Pond, Simsbury

Saturday, April 13 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Massacoe State Forest 176 Great Pond Rd.
Simsbury, CT 06070 United States

Great Pond is the biggest part of a beautiful state forest and a neat place for a morning walk. Expect a nice assortment of birds, with some about to leave and others arriving.

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Sam Fried: Continental Drift

Tuesday, April 16 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
McAuley Residence Auditorium 275 Steele Rd.
West Hartford, CT 06117 United States

Enjoy the tales and bird photos from a 5-month RV trip around North America, from Florida to the Pribilof Islands of Alaska.

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Greenstone Hollow

Saturday, April 20 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
E Granby 27-1 Ridge Blvd.
East Granby, CT 06026 United States

Main entrance at the end of the guard rail. Search for residents and the migrants and breeders of early spring in the many habitats of this beautiful and compact preserve.

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Laurel Marsh

Saturday, April 20 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Laurel Marsh 856 US-6
Manchester, CT 06040 United States

The trail follows sections of the Hockanum River and butts up against the Manchester Landfill at times. Forest, meadow, wetlands and sections of Hop Brook will provide a diversity of bird species.

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Audibles and Edibles

Saturday, April 27 @ 7:30 am - 11:00 am
Burnt Hill Park 150 East St.
Hebron, CT 06248 United States

Visit open fields, and a woodland trail with a slight incline. It can be wet on this 2-mile loop. Nice mix of plants and birds.

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Station 43 Beginners Bird Walk 4

Saturday, April 27 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
S Windsor 990 Main St.
South Windsor, CT 06074 United States

This is a walk you don’t want to miss but wear boots. After we get our 50 or more birds on this walk, we adjourn to Dunkin Donuts to tally the four walks.

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Quarry Park

Saturday, May 4 @ 7:00 am - 11:00 am
Quarry Park 270 Old Main St.
Rocky Hill, CT 06067 United States

Enjoy a morning trip exploring Quarry Park and the Connecticut River floodplain in the Rocky Hill area. Wear sturdy shoes, and if the spring has been wet, bring waterproof boots.

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Lower Greenwoods (Bone Yard)

Saturday, May 4 @ 7:30 am - 11:00 am
Lower Greenwoods (Bone Yard) 22 River Rd.
Barkhamsted, CT 06063 United States

Spend the morning on an easy walk looking for migrants on MDC property along the West Branch of the Farmington River.

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Gay City

Sunday, May 5 @ 7:00 am - 11:00 am
Gay City State Park 386 North St.
Hebron, CT 06248 United States

Look for migrants and other birds in a variety of habitats. Gay City has tall trees, wetland ponds and an interesting history.

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Tanager Hill

Wednesday, May 8 @ 7:45 am - 11:00 am
Tanager Hill Old Bridge Rd.
Simsbury, CT 06070 United States

Tanager Hill and the adjacent Owen-Mortimer property provide over 100 acres of spectacular birding habitat on Talcott Mountain. This morning two-mile walk ascends over 200 feet.

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East Rock

Saturday, May 11 @ 7:00 am - 11:00 am
East Rock 915 Whitney Ave.
Hamden, CT United States

This is one of the best spots to find migrating warblers, as it is the first large land mass birds see after crossing Long Island Sound

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Hartman Park

Saturday, May 11 @ 7:30 am - 11:00 am
Hartman Park 57 Gungy Rd.
Lyme, CT 06371 United States

Fight bugs and walk hillside trails on this Lyme Land Conservation Trust park. Last year 48 species were seen: both Waterthrushes, Blue-winged, Prairie, Blackpoll, Cerulean Warblers, and Raven.

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Annual Meeting/Banquet

Tuesday, May 14 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Pond House Cafe at Elizabeth Park 1555 Asylum Ave.
West Hartford, CT 06117 United States

The Annual Meeting features the election of new Officers and Directors, the Treasurer’s report, presentation of the Member of the Year award, and the President’s address. Afterwards, everyone is invited to play Connecticut Bird Bingo! Come have lots of fun and win prizes.

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Mt Auburn & Plum Island, MA

Thursday, May 16
Mount Auburn Cemetery 580 Mt Auburn St.
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States

The cemetery is a famous warbler hotspot and has beautiful park-like grounds. Plum Island is one of the best year-round birding locations on the east coast. Bring lunch. Enjoy dinner in Newburyport before leaving for home.

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Catskills and Hudson Valley, NY

Saturday, May 18 - Sunday, May 19
Catskills and Hudson Valley Bashakill Wildlife Management Area
Wurtsboro, NY 12790 United States

Bird Saturday in the Cooperstown and Oneonta areas of Otsego County. On Sunday bird the marsh at Bashakill WMA and Doodletown Road in Bear Mountain State Park.

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Fisher Meadows

Saturday, May 18 @ 7:00 am - 11:00 am
Fisher Meadows 291 Old Farms Rd.
Avon, CT 06001 United States

Take an easy morning stroll, suitable for all levels of birders, around a pond. Habitats include fields, woodlands, and shrub land.

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