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The Hartford Audubon Society

P.O. Box 270207
West Hartford, Connecticut

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Monthly Meetings:

Meetings include a brief business segment, a summary of recent trip reports and bird sightings, followed by a nature program. They are free and open to the public, except for the annual banquet in May or unless otherwise noted.

Most meetings are held at (unless otherwise specified):
St James's Episcopal Church,
1018 Farmington Ave, West Hartford, CT

Please see map below for location - parking is off road - in the back of the church - enter from the Farmington Rd entrance.

Please Note:
Most meetings begin at 7:30 p.m. preceded by social time starting at 7 p.m. with the following exceptions: 

         Christmas potluck supper - 6:30 p.m.
         May Annual Banquet/meeting – 6 p.m.
         Summer Club Picnic – 6:30 p.m.


st james church map

Tuesday, September 11, 2018
A Bird in the Hand:  Tales from Bent of the River Bird Banding Station
Speaker: Corrie Folsom-O'Keefe

Corrie will share how banding information collected on the sanctuary grounds is used to make informed management decisions regarding the sanctuary's shrubland habitat

Tuesday, October 9, 2018
Owls of Western Connecticut
Speaker: Larry Fisher
Larry will focus on owl behavior, nesting habitat requirements, and other interesting facts while including close‑up photographs of the owls in our state.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Seabirds and Changing Oceans
Speaker: Tom Robben
This overview of sea birding includes: an introduction to pelagic trips, the main groups of seabirds, videos and identification tips, and the life histories of a few amazing species

Tuesday, December 11, 2018 – 6:30 p.m.
Holiday Pot Luck Supper

Bring your favorite dish for sharing and your own table setting. Beverages will be provided. Bring a bird related $5.00 wrapped gift to place under the Christmas tree. Participants will randomly choose a gift to open after dinner. Also bring a birding treasure that you no longer need for the tea cup auction. You have an opportunity to show up to 12-15 photographs of your choice. Contact Mona Cavallero for details on emailing photos to her before the meeting at 860-523-0414 or mcavallero1@comcast.net.  Please plan on submitting photos by December 1st to allow preparation of presentations.

Tuesday, January 8, 2019
Hitchcock's Primeval Birds

Speaker: Paul Cianfaglione

Rev. Edward Hitchcock was one of America’s first dedicated dinosaur paleontologists. To him, the fossil tracks in the CT Valley were the marks of prehistoric birds. Come hear his story.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Ospreys 2019
Speaker: Julie Victoria

Ospreys have been monitored in Connecticut since 1969. This research continues with volunteer opportunities to help monitor Osprey nesting success.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

The Inextricable Link between Songbirds and Plants
Speaker: Peter Picone
Peter will describe the enhancing of bird habitats on state and private land and listeners will come away with ideas for creating and enhancing wildlife habitats in their own surroundings. Videos will demonstrate the cover and seasonal food value of CT’s native plants.

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

A Look at Song Bird Interpretation
eaker: David Spector and Sam Peabody
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.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 - starting at 5:30 pm
Annual Meeting / Banquet,
Pond House, Elizabeth Park - W. Hartford
The Annual Meeting features the election of Officers and Directors, Treasurer’s report, presentation of the Member of the Year award, and the President’s address and featured speaker below. Afterwards, everyone is invited to play Connecticut Bird Bingo! Come have lots of fun and win prizes.

Tuesday, June 11, 2019 - 6 pm
Potluck Picnic/Supper - Warming Shed, 145 Lang Rd, Northwest Park
Join us for a bird walk and the company of our members to kick off the summer! A bird walk will be led at 5:00pm when we hope to see orchard orioles, indigo buntings, and bluebirds. Bring a dish of your choice, its serving utensils, and your place setting. The picnic will conclude with a brief meeting.












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