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February, 29, 2020 – Station 43 Beginners Bird Walk 3 – Saturday – 8 am

Trip Leader - Jon Ward The ice should be mostly gone as birds begin to return. The water level may be high on this morning walk. Wear boots.  Meet at corner of Newberry Rd and Main St, S Windsor. For more information, contact Jon at 860-416-3958 or jward88787@aol.com    

March 21, 2020 – Woodcocks at Nod Brook – Saturday – 7 pm

Trip Leader - Brian Toal See the unique mating display or “sky dance” of the American Woodcock on a relatively short evening trip. 82 Hopmeadow St (Rte 10), Simsbury - meet at back of the first parking lot of the Tower Office Park. For more information, contact Brian at 860-677-7156 or brian.toal@sbcglobal.net  

March 22, 2020 – Silver Sands State Park – Sunday – 8 am

Trip Leader - Maggie Peretto This is a good trip to try for sea ducks, sparrows, and owls while hoping for a Rough-Legged Hawk. Dress warmly. Silver Sands State Park, Milford - meet at Main Parking Lot. For more information, contact Maggie at 860-604-4903.

March 28, 2020 – Sachuest Point, RI – Saturday – 8:30 am

Trip Leader - Paul Desjardins View Harlequin Ducks and seabirds hard to see in CT. Also visit Trustom Pond, Ninigret, and locations showing rarities. Bring lunch. Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge, Middletown, RI - meet at Visitor Center parking lot For more information - contact Paul at 860-623-3696 or paul.desjardins2@gmail.com  

April 11, 2020 – Great Pond, Simsbury – Saturday 8 am

Trip Leader - Jon Ward Great Pond is the largest part of a beautiful state forest and a neat place for a morning walk. Expect a nice assortment of birds, with some about to leave and others arriving. Great Pond Rd, Simsbury - meet at Great Pond parking lot in Massacoe State Forest For more information,…

April 18, 2020 – Greenstone Hollow – Saturday – 8 am

Trip Leaders - Chris and Diane Fisher Search for residents and the migrants and breeders of early spring in the many habitats of this beautiful and compact preserve. Ridge Blvd, E Granby - meet at main entrance at the end of the guard rail. For more information, contact Chris at 860-658-2903 or chrisf001@aol.com

April 25, 2020 – Laurel Marsh – Saturday – 8 am

Trip Leader - David Funke The trail follows sections of the Hockanum River and butts up against the Manchester Landfill at times. Forest, meadow, wetlands and sections of Hop Brook will provide a diversity of bird species. Middle Turnpike West Between I-84 and Cheney Tech - meet at Laurel Marsh Trail parking lot, Manchester. For…

April 25, 2020 – Station 43 Beginners Bird Walk 4 – Saturday – 8 am

Trip Leader - Jon Ward This is a walk you don’t want to miss but wear boots. After we get our 50 or more birds on this walk, we adjourn to Dunkin Donuts to tally the four walks.  Meet at Corner of Newberry Rd and Main St, S Windsor. For more information, contact Jon at…

April 28, 2020 – Audibles and Edibles – Tuesday -7:30 am

Kat Conte & Ernie Harris Trip Leaders:  Kat Conte and Ernie Harris Visit open fields, and a woodland trail with a slight incline. It can be wet on this 2-mile loop with a nice mix of plants and birds.  Meet at Burnt Hill Park, 150 East St, Hebron - First parking lot. For more information, contact Ernie at…

April 29, 2020 – Glastonbury Great Pond – Wednesday – 8 am

Trip Leader - Annette Pasek Great Pond offers great treetop, pond, and mudflat visuals of migrants, including shorebirds. Meet at 451 Great Pond Rd off Route 17. For more information, contact Annette at 860-490-8357 or apasek@cox.net    

May 2, 2020 – Quarry Park – Saturday – 7 am

Trip Leader: Larry Lunden Enjoy a morning trip exploring Quarry Park and the Connecticut River floodplain in the Rocky Hill area. Wear sturdy shoes, and if the spring has been wet, bring waterproof boots. Corner of Old Main St and Marshall Rd, Rocky Hill - meet at small dirt parking lot, GPS 270 Old Main…