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.

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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

A tribute to Stephanie Lovell – Longtime Member of HAS

This June, Hartford Audubon lost a longtime beloved member, Stephanie Lovell. She was a member of HAS since 1995, President of the Society 2003-2005, Member of the Year in 2007, and led 54 trips for HAS.  She is remembered for being ardent in her birding and brooking no foolishness when on the prowl. She generously…
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Hartford Summer Bird Count Summary – June 8-9, 2019

The 2018 Summer Bird Count (SBC) was held June 8th and 9th, 2019 and featured delightful weather on both days of the weekend.  Observers totaled 38, two less than the previous year.  Party hours also decreased slightly to 127.5 from last year’s 135, and several key areas were lightly covered during the weekend.   The Summer…
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Annual picnic at Northwest Park on June 11th, 2019 – a fun time for all!

What a terrific annual picnic at Northwest Park on June 11th!  First a group of members went birdwatching and saw a number of species, then we had a delicious pot-luck supper, then held a short business meeting.  It was energizing hearing about recent bird trips and sightings, listening to the stewardship reports for our preserves,…
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Greenstone Hollow Nature Preserve – Trails Day/Bird Walk – June 1, 2019

HAS’s Trails Day birdwalk at the Greenstone Hollow Nature Preserve, led by Larry Lunden and Sarah Faulkner, was attended by 12 people on the gorgeous morning of Saturday, June 1st.  Highlights included hearing a blue-winged warbler, watching lots of red-winged blackbirds over the marshes, and being serenaded by many catbirds. Huge thanks to Chris Fisher…
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Greenstone Hollow Nature Preserve Trip Report -May 25, 2019

The day was clear and sunny.  The previous night was rainy, so we had some mud to walk through.  The leaves were out, so we practiced birding by ear.  Six of us gathered for the Greenstone trip. The roadside started us off with a variety of birds.  A Great Blue Heron flew over.  We heard…
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Hartford Audubon Annual Banquet – May 14, 2019

  Dear members of Hartford Audubon, It was my pleasure to serve as your president for the past two years. I have gotten to know many of you and hope to stay in close contact. Thank you for your kind words and compliments. You have been very supportive. The banquet tonight was a success with…
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