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November 2019

November 9, 2019 – Long Island Tour, NY – 2 days

Saturday, November 9 @ 8:00 am - Sunday, November 10 @ 5:00 pm

Trip Leader -Peter Stephan Visit Jamaica Bay, Jones Beach, Lake Capri, Belmont Lake, Shinnecock Inlet, Montauk Point, and Shelter Island. Return on ferry. Call Peter for arrangements at 860-729-8374 or  

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November 12, 2019 – An Insider’s Look at the Rehabilitation of Native Birds

Tuesday, November 12 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Speaker: Katelyn Kaplan An Insider’s Look at the Rehabilitation of Native Birds - Katelyn Kaplan, Naturalist at the Roaring Brook Nature Center, will give an inside look at the avian patients that arrive into the Center’s rehabilitation clinic each day. The program will discuss emerging threats to native species, medical treatments the clinic provides, and how wildlife rehabilitation impacts species conservation. Katelyn has a BS in environmental sciences, is a federally and state certified wildlife rehabilitator, and was the Center’s…

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November 19, 2019 – Shorebirds: A Profile Incredible

Tuesday, November 19 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Speaker: Wayne Petersen Shorebirds: A Profile Incredible - This presentation will examine the natural history of shorebirds and will specifically consider shorebird classification, adaptations, nesting ecology, migration, and conservation all within an ecological context. Specific reference will be made to the importance of local regional sites to international shorebird conservation. Wayne is Mass Audubon’s Director of the Massachusetts Important Bird Areas (IBA) program. He has led tours, lectured, and conducted birding workshops across North America for more than 40 years.…

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December 2019

December 1, 2019 – Hammonasset State Park – Sunday – 8 am

Sunday, December 1 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Trip Leader - Ernie Harris Hammonasset Beach State Park is the state’s premier birding location. Look for Lapland Longspurs, Snow Buntings, and Horned Larks. Eat lunch at Lenny and Joe’s Fish Tale. Meet at Meigs Point Nature Center, Madison For more information, contact Ernie at 860-603-2655 or  

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December 10, 2019 – Holiday Pot Luck Supper

Tuesday, December 10 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Continuing a fun tradition, please wear your favorite bird tee-shirt or hat, with a holiday theme if you can! Following dinner we’ll have the annual photo sharing session from members and our tea cup auction. Bring silverware, plate, a dish to share and something for the tea cup auction. Contact Mona Cavallero for details on photos. Fun begins at 6:30 pm St James’s Episcopal Church, 1018 Farmington Ave, W Hartford  

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December 15, 2019 – Christmas Bird Count – all day

Sunday, December 15

Event Coordinator:  Jay Kaplan Area 1   S Windsor: Paul Desjardins Area 2   Inland S Windsor: Patrice Favreau Area 3   Glastonbury: Andrew Dasinger Area 4   Manchester: Maggie Peretto Area 5   Wethersfield/Rocky Hill: Steve Kotchko Area 6   Hartford: Jay Kaplan Area 7   Newington: Sylvia Halkin Area 8   Avon/Farmington: open Area 9   W Hartford: Brian Toal Area 10 Bloomfield: John Weeks Area 11 Windsor: Gil Kleiner Area 12 E Hartford: Blair Wlochowski Please contact Jay for more information at 860-693-0157 or

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January 2020

January 1 – 31, 2020 – January Big/Birding Event – all month

January 1, 2020 @ 8:00 am - January 31, 2020 @ 5:00 pm

Event Coordinator -  Sarah Faulkner Jan 1–Jan 31      Big January A Contest to Find the Most Bird Species in Hartford County For more information - contact Sarah at 860-543-1280 or  

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January 4, 2020 – Station 43 Beginners Bird Walk 2 – Saturday – 9 am

January 4, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Trip Leader - Jon Ward This will be a cold one, but don’t let that discourage you from coming. Meet at the corner of Newberry Rd and Main St, S Windsor. For more information, contact Jon at 860-416-3598 or

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January 14, 2020 – Butterfly Gardens Are for The Birds

January 14, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Speaker: Margery Winters Butterfly Gardens Are for The Birds - Butterfly gardens may attract a host of beautiful winged creatures to your yard, not just butterflies. Find out what makes a successful butterfly habitat. Margery is the Assistant Director and instructor at Roaring Brook Nature Center in Canton and manages their native plant gardens. St James’s Episcopal Church, 1018 Farmington Ave, W Hartford Social time - 7 pm Meeting - 7:30 pm

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January 18, 2020 – Cape Cod Tour, MA – 2 days

January 18, 2020 @ 8:00 am - January 19, 2020 @ 5:00 pm

Trip Leader - Peter Stephan This is New England late winter birding at its finest. We should see Scoters and Gannets. Stay and meet at The Cove in Orleans - Call Peter for reservations and details - 860 729-8374 or

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February 2020

February 1, 2020 – Cape Ann & Newburyport, MA – Saturday -2 days

February 1, 2020 @ 8:00 am - February 2, 2020 @ 5:00 pm

Trip Leader - Fran D'Amico 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 at 203-237-2734 or

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