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CANCELED – November 7, 2020 – DelMarva Peninsula – Saturday 2-3 days

Because all the states are on the no-travel list…  this trip has been cancelled. Because Nov 7, 2020 –      DelMarva Peninsula   –    Saturday 2-3 days Delaware, Maryland and Virginia Contact Peter for arrangements Visit Bombay Hook, Chincoteague and Blackwater National Wildlife Refuges as well as Ocean City, Elliot’s Pond, Indian River Inlet…

UPDATE! November 10, 2020 – Monthly Meeting: Black Bears in Connecticut 

Nov 10, 2020 – Monthly Meeting  –  Tuesday 7 pm  –  this meeting will be held virtually via ZOOM. Speaker: Paul Colburn Black Bears in Connecticut  Paul Colburn, a certified Master Wildlife Conservationist, will present  the habitat, diet, behavior, and reproduction of the Black Bear. He will also share an overview of current local research efforts on…

November 17, 2020 – Wildlife Series – Looking for Owls

St. James’s Episcopal Church 1018 Farmington Ave., West Hartford, CT

November 17, 2020 – Wildlife Series –   Tuesday 7:00  –  8 pm Speaker:  Gina Nichol Meeting will be held via Zoom due to  Covid restrictions and a link will be provided to members.  Please reach out to Fran D’Amico for more information if you wish to attend.   information provided below. Looking for Owls Looking for…

UPDATE!: December 8, 2020 – Holiday VIRTUAL Slideshow/Meeting (7-8:30 PM)

UPDATE!: December “Pot Luck” Photograph Show Will Go On!  12/8/2020     7 PM to 8/8:30 PM ​ The December potluck and silent auction, always a favorite activity, is unfortunately canceled this year due to COVID-19 concerns. However, we’re still going to hold the photography sharing program! We have a wonderful Holiday Photography Program on Tuesday night, December…

UPDATED: December 20, 2020 – Christmas Bird Counts – Sunday – All Day

TO ALL HARTFORD AREA BIRDERS: The 2020 Hartford Christmas Bird Count (CBC) will be held on Sunday, December 20th. Our Count is now scheduled on a Sunday to allow for better (and safer) access to numerous areas along the Connecticut River because hunting takes place on Saturdays, but not on Sundays in those areas.  December…

January 1, 2021 – Big January – Starts Friday – runs all month

Jan 1 , 2021 – Big January  –   Fri through All Month All of Hartford County Give yourself something to look forward to in January!  Everyone is encouraged to join with other HAS members for a friendly competition to find the most bird species in Hartford County this month. See www.hartfordaudubon.org for more details. Sarah…

Hartford County – 2021 Big January of Birding!

January is upon us – time to get birding for real! The Hartford Audubon Society (HAS) is pleased to announce our fifth annual Hartford County Big January of Birding birdwatching challenge.  Especially in this time of COVID-19 social isolation, birdwatching can bring tremendous joy.  The purpose of the activity is to encourage folks to get outside during…

January 9, 2021 – Station 43 Beginners Bird Walk #2 – Saturday 9 am

Jan 9, 2021  –  Station 43 Beginners Bird Walk #2  – Saturday 9 am 990 Main St, South Windsor Corner of Newberry Rd and Main St  Park in front of stucco house. The second of four morning walks designed for beginners at Hartford Audubon’s oldest sanctuary. Station 43 is an excellent birding area year ‘round…

January 12, 2021 Monthly Meeting – The importance of Inland Wetlands for Birds and Other Wildlife

January Member’s Meeting Program will be this Tuesday, January 12th at 7:00.  to be held via ZOOM Please join Jim Arrigoni from the CT Audubon Society for his talk about the “Importance of Inland Wetlands for Birds and Other Wildlife”.  Wetlands provide critical habitat for biodiversity and also provide ecological services for human communities such as…

Canceled – January 16, 2021 – Cape Ann & Newburyport, MA – Saturday – 2 days

This trip below has been canceled due to Covid-19 concerns. See you in January 2021. Jan 16      Cape Ann & Newburyport, MA Sat 2 days Contact Fran at least one week in advance for details Barrow’s Goldeneye, Snowy Owl, alcids,  sea ducks, and Northern rarities are the targets of this perennial favorite trip. Be prepared…

January 19, 2021: Wildlife Series – Following Peregrine Falcon Recovery

January 19, 2021 – It will be held via a virtual ZOOM Meeting.  Tuesday  7:00 –  8  pm Speaker: Tom French 30 Years Following Peregrine Falcons to Recovery and Beyond – Tom’s work with Peregrine Falcons in Massachusetts, chronicles the loss of nesting Peregrines in the state in 1955 through their current recovery to over 30 nesting…

February 6, 2021 – Cape Cod Tour, MA –  Saturday – 2 days

Feb 6, 2021 –  Cape Cod Tour, MA  – Saturday –  2 days Meet and Stay at The Cove, Orleans, Massachusetts Contact Peter for reservations and details This is New England late winter birding at its finest. We shoud see Alcids and Waterfowl. Call Peter for information and reservations. Peter Stephan             stephraf@aol.com          860-729-8374 T…

February 7, 2021 – Hartford County Boat Launch Tour – Sunday 8 am

Feb 7, 2021 –   Hartford County Boat Launch Tour  – Sunday 8 am 12 South River St, Enfield Donald Barnes Boat Launch This is a  morning tour of eight area boat launches, from Enfield to Rocky Hill. Dress warmly and bring your scope. Paul Cianfaglione   pgcianfaglione@gmail.com  860-836-3443  Trip may be subject to Covid…

February, 9, 2021 Monthly Meeting – Survival by Degrees

Feb 9, 2021 – Monthly Meeting  –  Tue 7:30 –  9 pm Social Time at 7pm Speaker: Kenneth Elkins St James’s Episcopal Church,1018 Farmington Ave, WH Survival by Degrees Survival by Degrees – Shrinking and shifting ranges could imperil nearly half of U.S. birds within this century. Audubon’s scientists are plotting a future for birds.…

February 27, 2021 – Station 43 Beginners Bird Walk #3 – Saturday 8 am

Feb 27, 2021 –   Station 43 Beginners Bird Walk #3  – Saturday 8 am 990 Main St, South Windsor Corner of Newberry Rd and Main St  Park in front of stucco house. The third of four morning walks designed for beginners at Hartford Audubon’s oldest sanctuary. Station 43 is an excellent birding area year…

February 27, 2021 – Birding With Your Phone – Saturday – 10:30 am

“Birding With Your Phone” workshop on February 27th with Ken Elkins will be held over ZOOM Ken will teach about how to use eBird as well as a variety of birding apps on your phone.  We ran the workshop for the first time last year, and it was very successful and popular.    If you’re interested…

March 9, 2021 Monthly Meeting – Magee Marsh – The Warbler Capital of the World

Mar 9, 2021 – Monthly Meeting –     Tue 7:30  – 9 pm Social Time at 7pm Speaker: Matthew Bell St James’s Episcopal Church,1018 Farmington Ave, WH Magee Marsh – The Warbler Capital of the World Magee Marsh – The Warbler Capital of the World – Join Matt as he talks about his experiences…

March 16, 2021 – Wildlife Series – Weather’s Impact on Migration

Due to Covid 19,  this program will be held at St. James Episcopal Church,  1018 Farmington Ave, West Hartford 06117 for this year. Weather’s Impact on Migration Mar 16, 2021 –  Wildlife Series –  Tuesday  7:30 – 9 pm Speaker: Patrick Comins Weather’s Impact on Migration – Ever hear about morning “fallouts in spring? Ever…

March 20, 2021 – Woodcocks at Nod Brook – Saturday 7 pm

Mar 20, 2021  – Woodcocks at Nod Brook  –   Saturday 7 pm 82 Hopmeadow St (Rt 10), Simsbury Back of the first parking lot of the Tower Office Park See the unique mating display or “sky dance” of the American Woodcock on a relatively short evening trip. Short distance (0.25 mile).  Lasts about 1 hour…

March 21, 2021 – Silver Sands State Park – Sunday – 8 am

Mar 21, 2021 –  Silver Sands –   Sunday 8 am Silver Sands State Park, 1 Silver Sands Pkwy, Milford Meet in main parking lot Contact Maggie to verify this date.  This is a good trip to try for sea ducks and sparrows while hoping for a Rough-Legged Hawk. Dress warmly. Flat shoreline walk approximately 2…

March 27, 2021 – Sachuest Point, RI – Saturday – 8:30 am

Mar 27 , 2021    Sachuest Point, Rhode Island Sat 8:30 am 769 Sachuest Point Rd, Middletown, RI Sachuest Point Visitor Center Parking Lot GPS Coordinates 41.479909, -71.243489 If you are looking for colorful, easy to see birds, then Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge is the place to be. The refuge is home to the…

April 10, 2021 – Great Pond, Simsbury – Saturday – 8 am

Apr 10, 2021 –   Great Pond, Simsbury –    Saturday  8 am 156 Great Pond Rd, Simsbury Between Laurel Ln and Old Farms Rd Meet in parking lot at end of entrance dirt road An easy walk over a newly widened road leads to Great Pond where we will see waterfowl, shorebirds, migrating warblers…