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David Spector & Sam Peabody: A Look at Bird Song Interpretation

St. James's Episcopal Church 1018 Farmington Ave., West Hartford, CT

Transliterations, mnemonics, transcriptions—whatever you call them—this program might help you “cheer up cheerily,” as David and his mystery co-presenter discuss the history of some of the expressions that help us remember bird songs

Annual Meeting/Banquet

Pond House Cafe at Elizabeth Park 1555 Asylum Ave., West Hartford, CT

The Annual Meeting features the election of new Officers and Directors, the Treasurer’s report, presentation of the Member of the Year award, and the President’s address. Afterwards, everyone is invited to play Connecticut Bird Bingo!  Please join us for all the festivities.  See details below. May 14th schedule: (Part I) 5:30 - 6:30 Hors D’oeuvres…

Picnic at Northwest Park – Tuesday, June 11, 2019 – Still on!

Northwest Park 145 Lang Rd., Windsor, CT

Northwest Park Member Picnic:  We're ON!!  The weather is a little iffy, but at the moment we're expecting the afternoon and early evening on Tuesday to be clear for our annual potluck picnic.  Please join us at 5:00 pm for an informal birdwalk in this wonderful park -- we always see terrific birds.  Then, join…

September 10, 2019 – An Update on Ospreys

Speaker: Julie Victoria Ospreys 2019 - Ospreys have been monitored in Connecticut since 1969. Julie will be updating us on the continuing research. After 32 years of working with birds as a DEEP Wildlife Biologist, Julie has recently retired and continues to consult as a wildlife biologist. St James’s Episcopal Church, 1018 Farmington Ave, W…

October 8, 2019 – Connecticut Bird Atlas

Speaker: Chris Elphick Connecticut Bird Atlas:  halfway done, but a long way to go... Fall of 2019 marks the mid-way point for the Connecticut Bird Atlas. Chris will summarize what has been learned during the first full year of field work and will lay out what still needs to completed. Chris, an Associate Professor at…

November 12, 2019 – An Insider’s Look at the Rehabilitation of Native Birds

Speaker: Katelyn Kaplan An Insider’s Look at the Rehabilitation of Native Birds - Katelyn Kaplan, Naturalist at the Roaring Brook Nature Center, will give an inside look at the avian patients that arrive into the Center’s rehabilitation clinic each day. The program will discuss emerging threats to native species, medical treatments the clinic provides, and…

December 10, 2019 – Holiday Pot Luck Supper

Continuing a fun tradition, please wear your favorite bird tee-shirt or hat, with a holiday theme if you can! Following dinner we’ll have the annual photo sharing session from members and our tea cup auction. Bring silverware, plate, a dish to share and something for the tea cup auction. Contact Mona Cavallero for details on…

January 14, 2020 – Butterfly Gardens Are for The Birds

Speaker: Margery Winters Butterfly Gardens Are for The Birds - Butterfly gardens may attract a host of beautiful winged creatures to your yard, not just butterflies. Find out what makes a successful butterfly habitat. Margery is the Assistant Director and instructor at Roaring Brook Nature Center in Canton and manages their native plant gardens. St…

February 11, 2020 – Birding Outer Cape Cod –

Speaker: Steve Broker Birding Outer Cape Cod - From Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge in Chatham to Provincetown’s Race Point, Herring Cove, and Beach Forest, the Outer Cape Cod is one of the great places in America to look for and identify a broad diversity of bird species. Steve will share with birders the many rich…

March 10, 2020 – Our Forests and Their Birds

Speaker: Connor Hogan Our Forests and Their Birds - This talk will examine the dynamic relationship between forests and birds within the McLean Game Refuge and explore how management activities can shift population trajectories for both. In 2017 Connor became the Director of McLean Game Refuge where he oversees research, conservation, education, and recreation across…

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…