2019 HARTFORD CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT SUMMARY If nothing else, the Christmas Bird Count never fails to offer surprises with respect to bird species found and others missed.  This year’s Count was true to form as we noted Brant and Brown Thrasher for the first time since 2012, and Northern Pintail and  Rough- legged Hawk last seen in 2014.   Alas, we missed Red-breasted…

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Submitted by trip leader, Ernie Harris 7:55 AM – 10:40 AM Protocol: Traveling 2.5 mile(s) Checklist Comments: 18 degrees under mostly sunny skies to start with Hartford Audubon Trip led by Ernie Harris ,and three other HAS members 36 species Canada Goose  55 Mallard  9 American Black Duck  6 Common Eider  14 Bufflehead  2  …

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I only took over stewardship of the sanctuary in September. It was a very pleasant fall. Jay Kaplan and a few others participated in the Big Sit in October from the platform. I mowed the path into the platform a few times before the hard frost and cut back the brush along the path and…

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Greenstone Hollow Nature Preserve continues to be a place of activity for our members.  This year we held three bird walks with a total attendance of 23.  We added a walk for National Trails Day, sponsored by the Connecticut Forest and Park Association. No new species were sighted this year, so the count remains at…

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