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Blog & Trip Reports

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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Satchuest Point trip – Saturday, March 30

By Mona Cavallero | March 31, 2019 | 0

Saturday, March 30 enticed only 6 participants to take in my annual Rhode Island trip. Surprising since it was a nice day for birding with temps in the 50s. We got off to a great start with the long continuing Snowy Owl flying around, on the ground and perching on the roof of the visitor…

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Western CT Shoreline bird trip – 3/24/2019

By Mona Cavallero | March 24, 2019 | 0

14 birders attended today’s Western CT Shoreline bird trip. We saw a total 52 species including 20 killdeers, 2 Ospreys, 2 Fox Sparrows and an early Great Egret at Sherwood. It was cool and windy. In Stratford at Bird’s Eye boat ramp we had various duck species including an Eurasian Green Winged Teal. At the…

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Long Island Sound Gulls & Plankton Trip- March 9, 2019

By Mona Cavallero | March 11, 2019 | 0

39 of us, plus 3 crew from the Maritime Aquarium, assembled at the Norwalk CT dock around 9:30 am and departed at 10 am for a six-hour cruise in LIS Long Island Sound. It was a gorgeous sunny morning with temperatures in the 40s. Our primary goal was to find the large flock of gulls…

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Western Shoreline -March 25, 2018

By Mona Cavallero | March 7, 2019 | 0

“Western CT Shoreline” Leaders: Maggie Peretto & Tina Green Six years old Leon loved the great views of the Great Horned Owl. Tina Green set up her scope low so that he could see the owl. He was a great trooper walking under cold weather for a few hours. At Sherwood Island with the leadership…

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Hartford Audubon Society – Pot Luck Supper – December 11, 2018 – Fun with Friends!

By Mona Cavallero | January 26, 2019 | 0

Fun time with Hartford Audubon friends at our Pot Luck Supper! December 11, 2018 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm Bring your favorite dish for sharing and your own table setting. Beverages will be provided. Bring a bird related $5.00 wrapped gift to place under the Christmas tree. Participants will randomly choose a gift to…

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Station 43 Bird Walk – January 5, 2019

By Mona Cavallero | January 9, 2019 | 0

On a cold, rainy, foggy morning seven of us took a stroll through Station 43 to see what we could find, which ended up being a total of 26 species. While no rarities were seen, highlights included a Belted Kingfisher, a Winter Wren, a Carolina Wren, and several American Tree Sparrows. As usual, at the…

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2018 Hartford Christmas Bird Count (CBC) Summary

By Mona Cavallero | December 28, 2018 | 0

2018 HARTFORD CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT SUMMARY It wasn’t as bad as the forecast predicted. We didn’t really have any sleet or freezing rain, high winds never materialized and it did not rain heavily much of the day. That is not to say it was nice. Temperatures were relatively steady in the high 30s during the…

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Hammonasset Bird Walk – December 9, 2018

By Mona Cavallero | December 27, 2018 | 0

12/9/18 The Hartford Audubon bird walk at Hammonasset State Park in Madison, CT began in the teens, sunny with seven birders, all HAS members. Beautiful looks to the Sound:  many Ruddy Turnstones and Dunlin on the jetty; but mostly quiet inland. Highlights: Barred Owls on Willard Island; Northern Harrier at a distance; one Lapland Longspur in with…

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Stellwagen Bank trip report

By Hartford-Audubon-Society | June 3, 2018 | 0

This trip was originally scheduled for May 19, 2018 but forecasts of high winds, high seas and rain caused postponement until June 3rd. On that new June 3rd date we had no rain but the winds kicked up and the seas became rough, forcing us to abort the trip after just three hours. The Captain…

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