Blog & Trip Reports

Greenstone Hollow Nature Preserve

By Hartford-Audubon-Society | May 27, 2017 |

The day was cloudy and cool. Recent rains created some muddy and water logged spots. The leaves were out, so we practiced birding by ear. Only occasionally did we get…

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Cromwell Meadows WMA, Cromwell

By Hartford-Audubon-Society | May 20, 2017 |

A beautiful day greeted a quiet group of 2 birders. The leaves were all out, so we had to bird by ear for many of the species. We heard several…

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Babcock Pond Bird Walk

By Hartford-Audubon-Society | May 20, 2017 |

On a cool, drizzly morning, 9 intrepid (foolish?) birders took a long (4 hour) walk through woods, fields, ponds, and an old dump. Our efforts resulted in finding-or hearing-a total…

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Mt. Auburn / Plum Island Bird Walk

By Hartford-Audubon-Society | May 18, 2017 |

A hardy group of folks set out on the hottest day of the year to see what birds might also not have the sense to stay out of the sun.…

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Catskills / Hudson River Valley NY

By Hartford-Audubon-Society | May 17, 2017 |

Our Catskill trip began near Oneonta at the Portlandville boat launch on the Susquehanna River on NY route 28. The water was high, covering the usual mudflats, but 2 Mallard…

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East Rock

By Hartford-Audubon-Society | May 13, 2017 |

Saturday May 13 5 birders assembled at East Rock Park New Haven/Hamden for my annual trip there. Viewing conditions were horrible with heavy cloud cover but at least it was…

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Tanager Hill and Goodrich Road, Simsbury

By Hartford-Audubon-Society | May 10, 2017 |

Fifty-three species of birds, a howling pack of coyotes, and one garter snake met at the Simsbury Land Trust’s Tanager Hill and nearby Goodrich Road properties to observe eighteen birders…

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Jug Bay, MD

By Hartford-Audubon-Society | May 7, 2017 |

In spite of awful weather, eight members of HAS joined me in Upper Marlboro, MD to go on one of Greg Kearns pontoon boat trip up the Patuxent River in…

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Beginners Bird Walk #4 – Station 43

By Hartford-Audubon-Society | April 29, 2017 |

Twenty-seven people enjoyed a long, hot and muggy morning at Station 43. Boots were still needed at the swamp area. Highlights of birds seen were: Wood Ducks, Common Mergs (on…

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Great Pond Simsbury CT

By Hartford-Audubon-Society | April 15, 2017 |

A group of twenty-seven people arrived at 8:00 a.m. It was a very cool morning that warmed up as time went on. Many of the ducks had moved on but…

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Sachuest Point, RI

By Hartford-Audubon-Society | March 25, 2017 |

Saturday March 25 enticed only five birders to show up for the annual Rhode Island trip. We birded all day under overcast skys but at least the rain held off.…

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Beginners Birds Walk #3 – Station 43

By Hartford-Audubon-Society | February 25, 2017 |

On a very warm morning with temperatures in the sixties, thirty-one birders enjoyed a snow-less walk. A large group from the Manchester Garden Club attended. The swamp produced Wood Ducks,…

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