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Blog & Trip Reports

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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Greenstone Hollow Nature Preserve

By Hartford-Audubon-Society | May 26, 2018 | 0

The day was clear and sunny. We could not ask for a nicer day for our start of nesting season walk. The leaves were out, so we practiced birding by ear. Five of us gathered for the Greenstone trip, including two new members. Welcome to Hartford Audubon. The roadside started us off with a variety…

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Tanager Hill

By Hartford-Audubon-Society | May 9, 2018 | 0

Tanager Hill is, without a doubt, the most beautiful birding location in Simsbury. And it happens to lie directly under the main approach into Bradley Airport. For the sake of our May 9th fieldtrip we had to add seven species of “airline” birds in order to bring our total to forty. Take away the airlines,…

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Lower Greenwood – Barkhamsted walk

By Hartford-Audubon-Society | May 5, 2018 | 0

On the 5th of May 14 of us explored Lower Greenwoods in Barkhamsted. The property is owned by MDC and our birding was done by walking down the dirt road. We were rewarded with great views of 51 species. We had the pleasure of watching several Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers and Baltimore Orioles flying and landing in…

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Quarry Park and Connecticut River Floodplain

By Hartford-Audubon-Society | May 5, 2018 | 0

A partly cloudy and warm day greeted us as we started out the walk. There had been a heat wave the previous three days, and the leaves were coming out. Eight of us turned out to see what was in the park. The upper level had a few birds new for the year, Baltimore Oriole,…

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Audibles and Edibles walk

By Hartford-Audubon-Society | April 28, 2018 | 0

13 of us began to look Down at 17 species of healthful herbs and UP at 28 species of birds. The morning was cool but sunny. Highlights were: Double-crested Cormorants(FOx33) , Turkey and Black Vultures,Eastern Towhee and many Savannah Sparrows. The Longo Farm Preserve,off Hebron Rd. in Glastonbury is a beautiful open space. Respectfully submitted,…

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