Blog & Trip Reports

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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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.…

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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…

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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…

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