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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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MARCH 9: Birding Long Island Sound on Norwalk Aquarium’s new $2.7million ship

Saturday, March 9 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

 We have arranged a very unique one-time 40-mile "mini-pelagic" trip in LIS Long Island Sound on Saturday, March 9th. This is a trip for you, IF you like going into LIS waters which are usually not accessed by birders, with 35 other expert birders and top marine scientists, on a new $2.7million 63-foot QUIET hybrid-electric catamaran research vessel from the Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk.  We are aiming for this trip to get lots of great birds and to determine what those thousands…

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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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April 2019

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
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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
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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
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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
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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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