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Blog & Trip Reports

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

By Mona Cavallero | June 12, 2019 | 0

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 supper, then held a short business meeting.  It was energizing hearing about recent bird trips and sightings, listening to the stewardship reports for our preserves,…

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

By Mona Cavallero | June 1, 2019 | 0

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.  Highlights included hearing a blue-winged warbler, watching lots of red-winged blackbirds over the marshes, and being serenaded by many catbirds. Huge thanks to Chris Fisher…

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Greenstone Hollow Nature Preserve Trip Report -May 25, 2019

By Mona Cavallero | May 29, 2019 | 0

The day was clear and sunny.  The previous night was rainy, so we had some mud to walk through.  The leaves were out, so we practiced birding by ear.  Six of us gathered for the Greenstone trip. The roadside started us off with a variety of birds.  A Great Blue Heron flew over.  We heard…

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Hartford Audubon Annual Banquet – May 14, 2019

By Mona Cavallero | May 26, 2019 | 0

  Dear members of Hartford Audubon, It was my pleasure to serve as your president for the past two years. I have gotten to know many of you and hope to stay in close contact. Thank you for your kind words and compliments. You have been very supportive. The banquet tonight was a success with…

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Tanager Hill May 4 – Trip report

By Mona Cavallero | May 26, 2019 | 0

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 otherwise frustrating season. In all, thirteen warblers species were either seen or heard, including Black-throated Blue, Magnolia, Blackburnian, Louisiana Waterthrush, and our target, the sometimes elusive Hooded Warbler.…

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East Rock Park Bird Trip – May 11, 2019

By Mona Cavallero | May 12, 2019 | 0

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 not want to miss anything. Also we were helped by the beautiful viewing conditions after so many days of wet or overcast days. The prime…

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Hartman Preserve Bird Trip – 5/11/19

By Mona Cavallero | May 12, 2019 | 0

A sunny cool morning warmed up a bit as nine HAS members roamed these beautiful woods and power line. We started with an open sighting of a Black-throated Blue Warbler after Redstarts and Ovenbirds at the cars. In all we identified 51 species plus a possible Orchard Oriole. The highlight, most likely,-close looks at a…

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Quarry Park and Connecticut River Floodplain Trip Report

By Mona Cavallero | May 8, 2019 | 0

A cloudy and gray day greeted us as we started out the walk.  There had been rain the previous days, and the leaves were coming out.  Seven of us turned out to see what was in the park. The upper level had the usual birds. The upper part of the quarry rewarded us with a…

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Audibles and Edibles Walk – 4/27/19

By Mona Cavallero | April 27, 2019 | 0

Audibles and Edibles’ Trip report-4/27/19 On a just rainy and chilly morning, Kat Conte and Ernie Harris accompanied by Dorina Ademi and Rick Reed had a nice introduction to Burnt Hill Park off East Street in Hebron. The nutritious plants were plentiful. The birds less so but enjoyable- walk up view of Tree Swallow and…

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Wickham Park bird walk

By Mona Cavallero | April 13, 2019 | 0

Eighteen birders joined the walk this morning. Was colder than expected and too early for all the beautiful flowers that will be blooming soon. We had 26 species including three Ospreys circling overhead, Hermit Thrush and the song of a Winter Wren. We have to try again but in May when we can enjoy the…

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Celebrating HAS Club members noteworthy anniversaries!

By Mona Cavallero | April 10, 2019 | 0

Three of our long-standing members: Paul Desjardins (60 years), Paul Carrier (50 years), and Gil Kleiner (50 years) were presented with certificates honoring their long term memberships and birding years / contributions with the Hartford Audubon Society.   We all appreciate their support and dedication to HAS! Congratulations to Gil, Paul C and Paul D! !

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The 2019 President’s Award – goes to Paul Cianfaglione!

By Mona Cavallero | April 10, 2019 | 0

At the April Hartford Audubon club meeting, President Maggie Peretto presented the “President’s Award” to Paul Cianfaglione for all of his good work maintaining and caring for our Station 43 sanctuary over the years. We appreciate the care and devotion Paul gave to this responsibility and congratulate him on his award!  

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