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January 2019

Hartford County: Big January of Birding Contest!

Tuesday, January 1 - Thursday, January 31

The Hartford Audubon Society (HAS) is pleased to announce our third annual Hartford County Big January of Birding birdwatching challenge.  The purpose of the activity is to encourage folks to get outside during the month of January and see as many species of wild birds in Hartford County as possible!  The competition is free to people of all ages. Birdwatching is a delightful, free activity that can be enjoyed by people of all ages, in any setting.  Birds can be…

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Cape Ann & Newburyport, MA

Saturday, January 19 - Sunday, January 20
Cape Ann & Newburyport, MA, Cape Ann
Rockport, MA United States
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Take a favorite trip to view seabirds that come south to New England in the winter. Irruptions can also bring unusual birds. Contact Fran at least one week in advance for details.

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February 2019

Cape Cod Tour

Saturday, February 2 - Sunday, February 3
Cape Cod Cape Cod, MA United States + Google Map

This is New England late winter birding at its finest. We should see Scoters, and Gannets. Most likely stay and meet at The Cove in Orleans. Call Peter for reservations / details.

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Hartford County Boat Launch Tour

Sunday, February 10 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Donald Barnes Boat Launch, 1 S River St.
Enfield, CT 06082 United States
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This is a morning tour of eight area boat launches, from Enfield to Rocky Hill. Dress warmly and bring your scope

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Julie Victoria: Ospreys 2019

Tuesday, February 12 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
St. James’s Episcopal Church, 1018 Farmington Ave.
West Hartford, CT 06127 United States
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Ospreys have been monitored in Connecticut since 1969. This research continues and there are volunteer opportunities to help monitor Osprey nesting success.

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March 2019

Station 43 Beginners Bird Walk 3

Saturday, March 2 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
S Windsor, 990 Main St.
South Windsor, CT 06074 United States
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The ice should be mostly gone as birds begin to return. The water level may be high on this morning walk. Wear boots.

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Peter Picone: The Inextricable Link Between Songbirds and Plants

Tuesday, March 12 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
St. James’s Episcopal Church, 1018 Farmington Ave.
West Hartford, CT 06127 United States
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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.

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Gina Nichol: Lesvos: European Spring Migration Magic

Tuesday, March 19 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
McAuley Residence Auditorium, 275 Steele Rd.
West Hartford, CT 06117 United States
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The Greek Island of Lesvos has become known by birders as one of the best locations in Europe to witness spring migration. In late Apriland early May, a continual stream of migrating birds passes over the island as they move from Africa to their breeding grounds in Europe

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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
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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
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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
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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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