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Blog & Trip Reports

Hartman Preserve Bird Trip – 5/11/19

By Mona Cavallero | May 12, 2019 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

“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 |

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 |

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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