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“Two For One” membership – Now through January 31, 2020

A Special Invitation to Give the Gift of Birding! To celebrate the turning of another decade, The Hartford Audubon Society is offering a “Two For One” membership now through January 31, 2020 Please considering giving a membership as a gift to a friend, family member, or a neighbor who enjoys the birds (or even yourself!).  And, for…

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

The Hartford Audubon Society (HAS) is pleased to announce our fourth annual Hartford County Big January of Birding bird watching 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…

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

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

February 9, 2020 – Hartford County Boat Launch Tour – Sunday – 8 am

Trip Leader - Paul Cianfaglione This is a morning tour of eight area boat launches, from Enfield to Rocky Hill. Dress warmly and bring your scope.  Meet at Donald Barnes Boat Launch, South River St, Enfield. For more information, contact Paul at 860-836-3443 or  

February 11, 2020 – Birding Outer Cape Cod –

Speaker: Steve Broker Birding Outer Cape Cod - From Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge in Chatham to Provincetown’s Race Point, Herring Cove, and Beach Forest, the Outer Cape Cod is one of the great places in America to look for and identify a broad diversity of bird species. Steve will share with birders the many rich…

February, 29, 2020 – Station 43 Beginners Bird Walk 3 – Saturday – 8 am

Trip Leader - Jon Ward The ice should be mostly gone as birds begin to return. The water level may be high on this morning walk. Wear boots.  Meet at corner of Newberry Rd and Main St, S Windsor. For more information, contact Jon at 860-416-3958 or    

February 29, 2020 – Workshop: Birding with Your Phone

Workshop: Birding with Your Phone              Sat   10:30 am - 12:30 pm  Sarah Faulkner, leader West Hartford Public Library, Noah Webster Meeting Room, 20 South Main St, West Hartford Join CT Audubon's Ken Elkins for a hands-on workshop to learn how to use a number of birding apps on your phone.  Apps will include eBird, BirdGenie,…

March 10, 2020 – Our Forests and Their Birds

Speaker: Connor Hogan Our Forests and Their Birds - This talk will examine the dynamic relationship between forests and birds within the McLean Game Refuge and explore how management activities can shift population trajectories for both. In 2017 Connor became the Director of McLean Game Refuge where he oversees research, conservation, education, and recreation across…

March 17, 2020 – 30 Years Following Peregrine Falcons to Recovery and Beyond

Speaker: Tom French 30 Years Following Peregrine Falcons to Recovery and Beyond - Tom’s work with Peregrine Falcons in Massachusetts, chronicles the loss of nesting Peregrines in the state in 1955 through their current recovery to over 30 nesting pairs. Tom provides many photos and stories of their nesting throughout the state. Their population is…

March 21, 2020 – Woodcocks at Nod Brook – Saturday – 7 pm

Trip Leader - Brian Toal See the unique mating display or “sky dance” of the American Woodcock on a relatively short evening trip. 82 Hopmeadow St (Rte 10), Simsbury - meet at back of the first parking lot of the Tower Office Park. For more information, contact Brian at 860-677-7156 or  

March 22, 2020 – Silver Sands State Park – Sunday – 8 am

Trip Leader - Maggie Peretto This is a good trip to try for sea ducks, sparrows, and owls while hoping for a Rough-Legged Hawk. Dress warmly. Silver Sands State Park, Milford - meet at Main Parking Lot. For more information, contact Maggie at 860-604-4903.