Field Trips

Join us on our next field trip and see what you've been missing. Most of our trips are free and open to the public, and beginners are always welcomed.

May 23, 2020 – Watertown, NY – 3 days

Saturday, May 23 @ 8:00 am - Monday, May 25 @ 5:00 pm

Trip Leader – Peter Stephan Visit Perch River Marsh, Cape Vincent, Fort Drum, Ferd’s Bog and Moose River Plains with stops along the way when Peter hears birds. Call Peter…

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

Sunday, March 22 @ 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,…

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May 3, 2020 – Werner’s Woods – Sunday – 7 am

Sunday, May 3 @ 7:00 am - 3:00 pm

Trip Leader – Jay Kaplan This is a one-mile walk through the diverse habitats of Werner’s Woods, a state owned wildlife sanctuary adjacent to the Center. On a good morning,…

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May 31, 2020 – Station 43 – Sunday – 7:30 am

Sunday, May 31 @ 7:30 am - 3:00 pm

Trip Leader – Paul Cianfaglione The trip focuses on finding wetland birds such as Virginia Rail, Sora, Marsh Wren, Least Bittern, Swamp Sparrow and Wood Duck.  Boots and insect repellant…

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

Saturday, March 28 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

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…

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May 5, 2020 – Magee Marsh, Ohio – 7 days

Tuesday, May 5 @ 8:00 am - Monday, May 11 @ 5:00 pm

Trip Coordinator:  Roberta Gowing Magee Marsh is on the southern shore of Lake Erie, near Toledo. Warbler viewing from the mile-long boardwalk is fantastic: many birds, many species, great low…

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June 6, 2020 – Greenstone Hollow/Trails Day – Saturday – 8 am

Saturday, June 6 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Trip Leaders – Sarah Faulkner and Larry Lunden Celebrate CT Trails Day with a leisurely 2-hour bird walk on trails through mixed woodlands and fields, across wetlands and near ponds.…

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

Saturday, April 11 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

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,…

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May 7, 2020 -Tanager Hill – Thursday – 7:45 am

Thursday, May 7 @ 7:45 am - 3:00 pm

Trip Leaders:  Doug Beach, Jon Ward and John Weeks Tanager Hill and the adjacent Owen-Mortimer property provide over 100 acres of spectacular birding habitat on Talcott Mountain. This morning two-mile…

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

Saturday, June 13 - Sunday, June 14

Event Coordinator:  Jay Kaplan Join Hartford Audubon members as we participate in the annual Summer Bird Count. Species and numbers are counted on this two-day tally within our Christmas Count…

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Overnight trips: For any overnight trips, the leader must be contacted two weeks prior.

Weekday walks: Please check the website and HASnotes for field trip announcements.

Note: Please inform the leaders if you plan to join the group. Pouring rain generally cancels a trip, but it may not be raining at the trip site, so call.

Attendees are responsible for their own meals, travel expenses and accommodations, when applicable.

Please check the website for any changes to field trip dates due to weather or other circumstances.

Members and non-members can email us at for further information or assistance. You may also contact the trip leader listed for a particular trip via email or phone.

Reminder: The Hartford Audubon Society Board would like to encourage its members and guests to take seriously the goals of this organization to promote conservation of our natural resources and car pool whenever possible.

Field Trip Reports


2019 HARTFORD CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT SUMMARY If nothing else, the Christmas Bird Count never fails to offer surprises with respect to bird species found and others missed.  This year’s Count…
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Hammonasset Beach State Park Trip Report – 12/8/2019

Submitted by trip leader, Ernie Harris 7:55 AM – 10:40 AM Protocol: Traveling 2.5 mile(s) Checklist Comments: 18 degrees under mostly sunny skies to start with Hartford Audubon Trip led…
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Station 43 Sanctuary Report – December 2019

I only took over stewardship of the sanctuary in September. It was a very pleasant fall. Jay Kaplan and a few others participated in the Big Sit in October from…
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Greenstone Hollow – 2019 Annual Report

Greenstone Hollow Nature Preserve continues to be a place of activity for our members.  This year we held three bird walks with a total attendance of 23.  We added a…
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Greenstone Hollow Work Party Report – 10/28/2019

Report contributed by Christopher Fisher We had a great work party Monday at Greenstone Hollow. We arrived to the two truckloads of mulch which the town of East Granby kindly…
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Greenstone Hollow Trip Report – Saturday, October 12, 2019

On Saturday, Oct 12, we had a beautiful morning for our Fall walk at Greenstone Hollow, the HAS nature preserve in East Granby. Seventeen hardy souls showed up by 8…
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