Blog & Trip Reports

Hartford County Boat Launch Tour

February 2, 2018 |

The highlights of this years boat launch tour included Cackling and Snow Goose at Donald Barnes boat launch in Enfield, Common Raven, Merlin and Peregrine Falcon at King’s Island boat…

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Cape Ann / Newburyport

January 20, 2018 |

Nine HAS members and friends set out in hopes of moderately cold weather and lots of birds. On Saturday morning we explored the upper reaches of Cape Ann. The rewards…

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Hammonasset Beach State Park

December 3, 2017 |

We had 21 birders including: Adrian and Beth Nichols, a member of NH Bird Club and two young women from Glastonbury ( future members). 42 species, especially: surf&white-winged scoters, both…

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Stellwagen Bank

October 22, 2017 |

For the last five years HAS has been collaborating with Krill Carson’s NECWA organization on pelagic trips going out of Plymouth and Gloucester MA for eight hours in and around…

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Glastonbury Meadows

October 1, 2017 |

With poor weather forecast for September 30, we moved the walk to the following day. Our expectations for a sunny morning, however, were challenged with a rather foggy start. Barely…

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Gulf of Maine

September 29, 2017 |

Six birders took the September 29, 2017 ferry at 3pm from Portland ME 212-miles across the GOM (Gulf Of Maine) to Yarmouth NS, stayed in a local hotel that night,…

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Glastonbury Meadows

September 16, 2017 |

Ten birders met on a cool, foggy morning for what everyone hoped would be a great day of birding. After bidding farewell to a noisy construction crew that was preparing…

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Greenstone Hollow Nature Preserve

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

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

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

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

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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