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Canceled – April 14, 2020 – Magee Marsh – The Warbler Capital of the World

Speaker: Matthew Bell Magee Marsh - The Warbler Capital of the World - Join Matt as he talks about his experiences at Magee Marsh and “The Biggest Week in American Birding,” one of the largest birding festivals in the world. This spectacle of The Biggest Week is one all birders should have on their bucket…

May 12, 2020: Annual Meeting Held Via Zoom for members: Banquet postponed to October

Tuesday, May 12: Annual Meeting and Evening Program will be held virtually.  Members will be emailed login information for the meeting.  Questions?  email sffaulkner@comcast.net The Annual Meeting features the election of Officers and Directors, the Treasurer’s Report, presentation of awards, and the President’s update on the organization. The annual banquet, usually held in May, will…

Canceled – June 9, 2020 – Pot Luck Picnic and Bird Walk

Dear Hartford Audubon Members, With sadness I'm writing to let you know that we're canceling the June 9th Potluck Picnic we hold every year at Northwest Park.  The Park has canceled all events, and although we considered relocating the picnic it seems premature for us to return to a social event.  So, I wish you…

September 8, 2020 Monthly Meeting: Rays of the Sun-A Hummingbird Sampler

“Rays of the Sun” – A Hummingbird Sampler Speaker: Chris Wood Chris will present an illustrated discussion on hummingbirds, one of birders’ favorite families. Called “rays of the sun (huitzitzil)” by the Aztecs, who also thought them reincarnations of brave warriors, they have long captured affection for their colors, boldness, and diversity. Chris Wood has…

October 13, 2020 Meeting – Program: Ducks in Love

Ducks in Love is a unique program which focuses on love in the waterfowl world, from breeding displays, to mate choice and family structure. Utilizing videos taken at Ripley Waterfowl Conservancy, participants will get to view real breeding displays and learn the intricacies of the head bob, blowing bubbles, false drinking, and the dip and…

UPDATE! November 10, 2020 – Monthly Meeting: Black Bears in Connecticut 

Nov 10, 2020 - Monthly Meeting  -  Tuesday 7 pm  -  this meeting will be held virtually via ZOOM. Speaker: Paul Colburn Black Bears in Connecticut  Paul Colburn, a certified Master Wildlife Conservationist, will present  the habitat, diet, behavior, and reproduction of the Black Bear. He will also share an overview of current local research efforts on…

UPDATE!: December 8, 2020 – Holiday VIRTUAL Slideshow/Meeting (7-8:30 PM)

UPDATE!: December “Pot Luck” Photograph Show Will Go On!  12/8/2020     7 PM to 8/8:30 PM ​ The December potluck and silent auction, always a favorite activity, is unfortunately canceled this year due to COVID-19 concerns. However, we’re still going to hold the photography sharing program! We have a wonderful Holiday Photography Program on Tuesday night, December…

January 12, 2021 ZOOM Meeting – The importance of Inland Wetlands for Birds and Other Wildlife

January Member's Meeting Program will be this Tuesday, January 12th at 7:00.  to be held via ZOOM Please join Jim Arrigoni from the CT Audubon Society for his talk about the "Importance of Inland Wetlands for Birds and Other Wildlife".  Wetlands provide critical habitat for biodiversity and also provide ecological services for human communities such as…

ZOOM MEETING – February, 9, 2021 Monthly Meeting – Survival by Degrees

Feb 9, 2021 - Monthly Meeting  -  Tue 7 pm  This program will be held via a ZOOM Meeting. Speaker: Kenneth Elkins Survival by Degrees Survival by Degrees - Shrinking and shifting ranges could imperil nearly half of U.S. birds within this century. Audubon's scientists are plotting a future for birds. Tonight's program will discuss…

ZOOM Meeting: March 9, 2021 – Magee Marsh – Warbler Capital of the World

Mar 9, 2021 - Monthly Meeting -     7 - 8 pm via ZOOM Speaker: Matthew Bell Magee Marsh - The Warbler Capital of the World Magee Marsh - The Warbler Capital of the World - Join Matt as he talks about his experiences at Magee Marsh and “The Biggest Week in American Birding,”…

ZOOM Meeting – April 13, 2021 Program:  Milford Point 2020 Nesting Season: Piping Plovers & American Oystercatchers

ZOOM Meeting on 4/13/20121 from 7 - 8 PM Program:  Milford Point 2020 Nesting Season: Piping Plovers & American Oystercatchers Speaker:      Katerina "Kat" Gillis   The Milford Point shoreline is home to many nesting shorebird species including the American Oystercatcher,  Least and Common Terns, and Piping Plover. The birds arrive in late March and spend the…