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.

Upcoming Field Trips

DelMarVa Peninsula Field Trip –   Nov 13, 2021 – 2-3 days

Saturday, November 13 @ 8:00 am - Monday, November 15 @ 5:00 pm

Nov 13, 2021             DelMarVa Peninsula     Sat 2-3 days Delaware, Maryland and Virginia Contact Peter for arrangements Visit Bombay Hook, Chincoteague and Blackwater National Wildlife Refuges…

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Christmas Bird Count  – 12/19/2022 – Sunday All Day

Sunday, December 19

Dec 19, 2022             Christmas Bird Count   Sun All Day Bird Count Circle 7.5-mile radius from Old State House Join Hartford Audubon Members for the longest running citizen science project  to…

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Big January starting Saturday – 1/1/2022 – All Month

January 1, 2022 - January 31, 2022

Jan 1, 2022       Big January  – All Month All of Hartford County Give yourself something to look forward to in January!  Everyone is encouraged to join with other…

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Station 43 Beginners Bird Walk #2 – 1/8/2022 – Sat 9 am

January 8, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Jan 8, 2022    Station 43 Beginners Bird Walk #2  – Saturday –  9 am 990 Main St, South Windsor Corner of Newberry Rd and Main St  Park in front…

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Cape Ann & Newburyport, MA 1/15/2022 – 2 days

January 15, 2022 @ 8:00 am - January 16, 2022 @ 5:00 pm

Jan 15,2022     Cape Ann & Newburyport, MA Sat 2 days Contact Fran at least one week in advance for details Barrow’s Goldeneye, Snowy Owl, alcids,  sea ducks, and Northern…

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Cape Cod Tour, MA    2/5/2022 – 2 days

February 5, 2022 - February 6, 2022
Cape Cod, MA United States

Feb 5, 2022      Cape Cod Tour, MA        Sat -Sunday – 2 days Meet and stay at The Cove, Orleans, Massachusetts Contact Peter for reservations and details This is…

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Feb 6, 2022   Hartford County Boat Launch Tour – Sunday 8 am

February 6, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am

Feb 6, 2022  Hartford County Boat Launch Tour  – Sunday –  8 am 12 South River St, Enfield Donald Barnes Boat Launch This is a  morning tour of eight area…

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2/26/2022 – Station 43 Beginners Bird Walk #3 Saturday – 8 am

February 26, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am

Feb 26, 2022 –  Station 43 Beginners Bird Walk #3  – Saturday –  8 am 990 Main St, South Windsor Corner of Newberry Rd and Main St  Park in front…

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Feb 26, 2022  Birding With Your Phone – Saturday 10:30 am

February 26, 2022 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Feb 26, 2022          Birding With Your Phone  – Saturday – 10:30 am West Hartford Public Library, 20 Main St, West Hartford Join Audubon Connecticut’s Ken Elkins…

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March 13,2022 Daylight Savings Bird-a-Thon Sunday – All Day

March 13, 2022

Mar 13 , 2022   Daylight Savings Bird-a-Thon Sun All Day All of Hartford County Join Hartford Audubon  for a fun one day birding competition to celebrate the return of Daylight…

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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

Lewis farm Sanctuary 10/19/21- Trip Report submitted by leader Abby Wolcott

Lewis farm Sanctuary 10/19/21 – Written by Trip Leader Abby Wolcott Quick facts:  53 degrees and sunny 4 people on the trip 10 species of birds seen or heard Length of…
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2021 HAS Big Sit Field Trip Report by Jay Kaplan

2021 HAS Big Sit Field Trip Report –     October 10, 2021 Six members and friends of the Hartford Audubon Society met on the Society’s Platform at Station 43,…
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Trip Report for Greenstone Hollow Walk,  Oct 9, 2021

Trip Report for Greenstone Hollow Walk,  Oct 9, 2021 Leaders – Diane & Chris Fisher Participants – 18 ( including leaders) Weather – Overcast, upper 50’s to low 60’s Length…
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Hilltop Farm – Suffield Trip Report 9/8/2021: Trip Leader – Joan Heffernan   

Trip report submitted by Trip Leader Joan Heffernan below September 8, 2021 Time:  8:30-11:30   2 hours Fourteen participants met at Hilltop Farm in Suffield, CT at 8:30 AM.  This late…
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Hartford Summer Bird Count Summary – June 12-13, 2021

HARTFORD SUMMER BIRD COUNT SUMMARY –  JUNE 12-13 2021 As we moved through spring, Connecticut began to loosen up its COVID 19 restrictions, and people began to once again travel…
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Fisher Meadows Avon, CT – May 22, 2021 Trip Report

Fisher Meadows Avon, CT May 22nd 2021 Brian Toal – trip leader   15 birders joined us for our annual walk around Fisher Meadows recreation area in Avon. We had…
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