Blog & Trip Reports

Smith Richardson Preserve in Westport, CT – Trip Report – 10/3/2020

By Hartford-Audubon-Society | October 16, 2020 |

Five birders joined me for a trip to the Connecticut Audubon Society’s Smith Richardson Preserve in Westport, an excellent place to see sparrows and other migrants particularly in fall migration. …

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Woodcock Walk at Nod Brook WMA – Trip Report

By Mona Cavallero | March 23, 2020 |

Woodcock walk, March 21, 2020 Ten of us gathered at Nod Brook WMA to see the Timberdoodles do their spring mating dance. The sky was clear and the wind was…

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Birding with Your Phone Workshop – 2-29-2020

By Mona Cavallero | March 2, 2020 |

This workshop was an experiment as a new type of opportunity for our members, and the turnout and response was very positive. Held at the West Hartford Public Library on…

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Hammonasset Beach State Park Trip Report – 12/8/2019

By Mona Cavallero | December 9, 2019 |

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…

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Station 43 Sanctuary Report – December 2019

By Mona Cavallero | December 3, 2019 |

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…

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Greenstone Hollow Work Party Report – 10/28/2019

By Mona Cavallero | October 30, 2019 |

Report contributed by Christopher Fisher We had a great work party Monday at Greenstone Hollow. We arrived to the two truckloads of mulch which the town of East Granby kindly…

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Greenstone Hollow Trip Report – Saturday, October 12, 2019

By Mona Cavallero | October 15, 2019 |

On Saturday, Oct 12, we had a beautiful morning for our Fall walk at Greenstone Hollow, the HAS nature preserve in East Granby. Seventeen hardy souls showed up by 8…

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Glastonbury Meadows Trip Report – October 5, 2019

By Mona Cavallero | October 7, 2019 |

On Saturday, Oct. 5, the HAS field trip to Glastonbury Meadows began with thoughts of a banner day, often the case in early October after the passage of a cold…

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Annual picnic at Northwest Park on June 11th, 2019 – a fun time for all!

By Mona Cavallero | June 12, 2019 |

What a terrific annual picnic at Northwest Park on June 11th!  First a group of members went birdwatching and saw a number of species, then we had a delicious pot-luck…

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Greenstone Hollow Nature Preserve – Trails Day/Bird Walk – June 1, 2019

By Mona Cavallero | June 1, 2019 |

HAS’s Trails Day birdwalk at the Greenstone Hollow Nature Preserve, led by Larry Lunden and Sarah Faulkner, was attended by 12 people on the gorgeous morning of Saturday, June 1st. …

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Tanager Hill May 4 – Trip report

By Mona Cavallero | May 26, 2019 |

On May 8th, twenty-one intrepid birders ascended the wilds of Tanager Hill and the Owen-Mortimer Trail in Simsbury. Luckily, a changing weather pattern yielded a reasonably good day of birding in an…

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East Rock Park Bird Trip – May 11, 2019

By Mona Cavallero | May 12, 2019 |

Saturday May 11 was my annual trip to East Rock Park Hamden/New Haven. Our group assembled among many other birders which helped since there were so many migrants we did…

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