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November 2019

November 9, 2019 – Long Island Tour, NY – 2 days

Saturday, November 9 @ 8:00 am - Sunday, November 10 @ 5:00 pm

Trip Leader -Peter Stephan Visit Jamaica Bay, Jones Beach, Lake Capri, Belmont Lake, Shinnecock Inlet, Montauk Point, and Shelter Island. Return on ferry. Call Peter for arrangements at 860-729-8374 or stephraf@aol.com  

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December 2019

December 1, 2019 – Hammonasset State Park – Sunday – 8 am

Sunday, December 1 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Trip Leader - Ernie Harris Hammonasset Beach State Park is the state’s premier birding location. Look for Lapland Longspurs, Snow Buntings, and Horned Larks. Eat lunch at Lenny and Joe’s Fish Tale. Meet at Meigs Point Nature Center, Madison For more information, contact Ernie at 860-603-2655 or pdlqlt@mac.com  

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December 15, 2019 – Christmas Bird Count – all day

Sunday, December 15

Event Coordinator:  Jay Kaplan Area 1   S Windsor: Paul Desjardins Area 2   Inland S Windsor: Patrice Favreau Area 3   Glastonbury: Andrew Dasinger Area 4   Manchester: Maggie Peretto Area 5   Wethersfield/Rocky Hill: Steve Kotchko Area 6   Hartford: Jay Kaplan Area 7   Newington: Sylvia Halkin Area 8   Avon/Farmington: open Area 9   W Hartford: Brian Toal Area 10 Bloomfield: John Weeks Area 11 Windsor: Gil Kleiner Area 12 E Hartford: Blair Wlochowski Please contact Jay for more information at 860-693-0157 or jaybrd49@aol.com

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January 2020

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

January 1, 2020 @ 8:00 am - January 31, 2020 @ 5:00 pm

Event Coordinator -  Sarah Faulkner Jan 1–Jan 31      Big January A Contest to Find the Most Bird Species in Hartford County For more information - contact Sarah at 860-543-1280 or sffaulkner@comcast.net  

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January 4, 2020 – Station 43 Beginners Bird Walk 2 – Saturday – 9 am

January 4, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Trip Leader - Jon Ward This will be a cold one, but don’t let that discourage you from coming. Meet at the corner of Newberry Rd and Main St, S Windsor. For more information, contact Jon at 860-416-3598 or jward88787@aol.com

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January 18, 2020 – Cape Cod Tour, MA – 2 days

January 18, 2020 @ 8:00 am - January 19, 2020 @ 5:00 pm

Trip Leader - Peter Stephan This is New England late winter birding at its finest. We should see Scoters and Gannets. Stay and meet at The Cove in Orleans - Call Peter for reservations and details - 860 729-8374 or stephraf@aol.com

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February 2020

February 1, 2020 – Cape Ann & Newburyport, MA – Saturday -2 days

February 1, 2020 @ 8:00 am - February 2, 2020 @ 5:00 pm

Trip Leader - Fran D'Amico Take a favorite trip to view seabirds that come south to New England in the winter. Irruptions can also bring unusual birds. Contact Fran at least one week in advance for details at 203-237-2734 or frandamico525@yahoo.com

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February 9, 2020 – Hartford County Boat Launch Tour – Sunday – 8 am

February 9, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Trip Leader - Paul Cianfaglione This is a morning tour of eight area boat launches, from Enfield to Rocky Hill. Dress warmly and bring your scope.  Meet at Donald Barnes Boat Launch, South River St, Enfield. For more information, contact Paul at 860-836-3443 or pgcianfaglione@gmail.com  

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

February 29, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

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    

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March 2020

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

March 21, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 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  

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

March 22, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

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.

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