Join the Hartford Audubon Society at our monthly meetings or frequent field trips.
Beginning birders welcomed!

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.

Greenstone Hollow

Saturday, April 20 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am

Main entrance at the end of the guard rail. Search for residents and the migrants and breeders of early spring in the many habitats of this beautiful and compact preserve.

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Laurel Marsh

Saturday, April 20 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am

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.

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Audibles and Edibles

Saturday, April 27 @ 7:30 am - 11:00 am

Visit open fields, and a woodland trail with a slight incline. It can be wet on this 2-mile loop. Nice mix of plants and birds.

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Station 43 Beginners Bird Walk 4

Saturday, April 27 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am

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.

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Quarry Park

Saturday, May 4 @ 7:00 am - 11:00 am

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.

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Lower Greenwoods (Bone Yard)

Saturday, May 4 @ 7:30 am - 11:00 am

Spend the morning on an easy walk looking for migrants on MDC property along the West Branch of the Farmington River.

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Gay City

Sunday, May 5 @ 7:00 am - 11:00 am

Look for migrants and other birds in a variety of habitats. Gay City has tall trees, wetland ponds and an interesting history.

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Tanager Hill

Wednesday, May 8 @ 7:45 am - 11:00 am

Tanager Hill and the adjacent Owen-Mortimer property provide over 100 acres of spectacular birding habitat on Talcott Mountain. This morning two-mile walk ascends over 200 feet.

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East Rock

Saturday, May 11 @ 7:00 am - 11:00 am

This is one of the best spots to find migrating warblers, as it is the first large land mass birds see after crossing Long Island Sound

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Hartman Park

Saturday, May 11 @ 7:30 am - 11:00 am

Fight bugs and walk hillside trails on this Lyme Land Conservation Trust park. Last year 48 species were seen: both Waterthrushes, Blue-winged, Prairie, Blackpoll, Cerulean Warblers, and Raven.

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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 info@HartfordAudubon.org 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

Wickham Park bird walk

Eighteen birders joined the walk this morning. Was colder than expected and too early for all the beautiful flowers that will be blooming soon. We had 26 species including three Ospreys circling overhead, Hermit Thrush and the song of a Winter Wren. We have to try again but in May when we can enjoy the…
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Celebrating HAS Club members noteworthy anniversaries!

Three of our long-standing members: Paul Desjardins (60 years), Paul Carrier (50 years), and Gil Kleiner (50 years) were presented with certificates honoring their long term memberships and birding years / contributions with the Hartford Audubon Society.   We all appreciate their support and dedication to HAS! Congratulations to Gil, Paul C and Paul D! !
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The 2019 President’s Award – goes to Paul Cianfaglione!

At the April Hartford Audubon club meeting, President Maggie Peretto presented the “President’s Award” to Paul Cianfaglione for all of his good work maintaining and caring for our Station 43 sanctuary over the years. We appreciate the care and devotion Paul gave to this responsibility and congratulate him on his award!  
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Satchuest Point trip – Saturday, March 30

Saturday, March 30 enticed only 6 participants to take in my annual Rhode Island trip. Surprising since it was a nice day for birding with temps in the 50s. We got off to a great start with the long continuing Snowy Owl flying around, on the ground and perching on the roof of the visitor…
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Western CT Shoreline bird trip – 3/24/2019

14 birders attended today’s Western CT Shoreline bird trip. We saw a total 52 species including 20 killdeers, 2 Ospreys, 2 Fox Sparrows and an early Great Egret at Sherwood. It was cool and windy. In Stratford at Bird’s Eye boat ramp we had various duck species including an Eurasian Green Winged Teal. At the…
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Long Island Sound Gulls & Plankton Trip- March 9, 2019

39 of us, plus 3 crew from the Maritime Aquarium, assembled at the Norwalk CT dock around 9:30 am and departed at 10 am for a six-hour cruise in LIS Long Island Sound. It was a gorgeous sunny morning with temperatures in the 40s. Our primary goal was to find the large flock of gulls…
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