Blog & Trip Reports

Western CT Shoreline bird trip – 3/24/2019

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

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

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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Station 43 Bird Walk – January 5, 2019

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.…

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2018 Hartford Christmas Bird Count (CBC) Summary

December 28, 2018 |

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…

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Hammonasset Bird Walk – December 9, 2018

December 27, 2018 |

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…

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Stellwagen Bank trip report

June 3, 2018 |

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…

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Greenstone Hollow Nature Preserve

May 26, 2018 |

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…

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Tanager Hill

May 9, 2018 |

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…

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Lower Greenwood – Barkhamsted walk

May 5, 2018 |

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.…

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Quarry Park and Connecticut River Floodplain

May 5, 2018 |

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.…

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Audibles and Edibles walk

April 28, 2018 |

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)…

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