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“Two For One” membership – Now through January 31, 2020

A Special Invitation to Give the Gift of Birding! To celebrate the turning of another decade, The Hartford Audubon Society is offering a “Two For One” membership now through January 31, 2020 Please considering giving a membership as a gift to a friend, family member, or a neighbor who enjoys the birds (or even yourself!).  And, for…

January 1 – 31, 2020 – January Big/Birding Event – all month!

The Hartford Audubon Society (HAS) is pleased to announce our fourth annual Hartford County Big January of Birding bird watching challenge.  The purpose of the activity is to encourage folks to get outside during the month of January and see as many species of wild birds in Hartford County as possible!  The competition is free…

February 29, 2020 – Workshop: Birding with Your Phone

Workshop: Birding with Your Phone              Sat   10:30 am - 12:30 pm  Sarah Faulkner, leader West Hartford Public Library, Noah Webster Meeting Room, 20 South Main St, West Hartford Join CT Audubon's Ken Elkins for a hands-on workshop to learn how to use a number of birding apps on your phone.  Apps will include eBird, BirdGenie,…

Apr 25 – May 24, 2020 Annual Spring Census

Event Coordinator - Jamie Meyers Contact Jamie for more information at 860-693-4497 or sunnyctredbird@gmail.com The HAS Spring Bird Census is On!  Our Census leader, Jamie Meyers, has extended the dates to run from Saturday, April 25 and run through Sunday, May 24.  Everyone is invited to participate while observing social distancing.  We're following the ABA guidelines…

Greenstone Hollow Update from Chris Fisher – 5/9/2020

Greenstone Hollow Update from Chris Fisher: Hi Everyone - I wanted to give you an update on work that’s been going on at our Greenstone Hollow Nature Preserve in East Granby. The Butterfly Garden has beautiful bulbs blooming that Roberta Gowing and friends planted last year. Cathy Delasco placed two bluebird houses at the corners…

E Media Volunteer Wanted!

E Media Volunteer Wanted! HAS needs a  volunteer to do our membership emails and write press and social media announcements!  If you are a strong writer, enjoy using the computer for social media, and can coordinate press releases, we need you! Please email Sarah Faulkner to explore further.  Sarah Faulkner (sffaulkner@comcast.net)

Hartford Summer Bird Count Summary – June 13-14, 2020

HARTFORD SUMMER BIRD COUNT SUMMARY - JUNE 13-14 2020 What a strange year this has been!  After some question as to whether there should even be Summer Bird Counts (SBC) in Connecticut the decision was made to hold them as scheduled.  It was reasoned that birding lends itself nicely to social distancing and the Hartford…

UPDATED – PLEASE READ -June 13-14, 2020 – Summer Bird Count – Saturday-Sunday

Hartford Summer Bird Count Update from Jay Kaplan, Compiler: Please note that the Summer Bird Count (SBA) will take place on the second weekend of June.  This count can be done individually and does not require birding in groups.  Additional information will be forthcoming after the conclusion of the ongoing spring census. Jay Kaplan, Compiler…

October 11, 2020 – Big Sit at Station 43 – Sunday – Canceled

UPDATE:  Sun, Oct 11, Big Sit at Station 43.  CANCELED. If anyone is interested in leading this subject to the COVID 19 restrictions, we could offer it with a new leader, but a schedule change caused our prior leader to need to cancel.  Please contact Sarah Faulkner at sffaulkner@comcast.net if you'd like to lead it. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------…

UPDATED: December 20, 2020 – Christmas Bird Counts – Sunday – All Day

TO ALL HARTFORD AREA BIRDERS: The 2020 Hartford Christmas Bird Count (CBC) will be held on Sunday, December 20th. Our Count is now scheduled on a Sunday to allow for better (and safer) access to numerous areas along the Connecticut River because hunting takes place on Saturdays, but not on Sundays in those areas.  December…