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

Hawk Watches at Booth Hill – September 2022

Saturday, September 3 @ 9:00 am - Friday, September 30 @ 5:00 pm

Leader – Paul Carrier – starting at 9 am Booth Hill, CT Rt 20, West Hartland From Granby center follow Rt 20 west for 14.8 miles Park on side of…

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Hilltop Farm  – 9/7/2022

Wednesday, September 7 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am

Leader:  Joan Heffernan  – 8:30 am 1616 Mapleton Ave, Suffield, CT Enter at Work Day Sign Entrance Park near the red barn.  Addtional parking signs will be posted. Walk around…

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Great Pond, Simsbury – 9/10/2022

Saturday, September 10 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am

Leader:  Jon Ward – beginning at 8 am 156 Great Pond Rd, Simsbury Between Laurel Ln and Old Farms Rd Meet in parking lot at end of entrance dirt road…

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Simsbury River Walk – 9/17/2022

Saturday, September 17 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am

Leader:  Jon Ward – starting at 8 am  46 Drake Hill Rd, Simsbury Park at the Simsbury High School Crew Boathouse across from Drake Hill Rd from Flower Bridge. Do…

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Glastonbury Great Pond – 9/22/2022

Thursday, September 22 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am

Leader: Annette Pasek – starting at 8 am Entrance is just beyond 451 Great Pond Rd, Glastonbury on left  From Rt. 17 – use south entrance to Great Pond Rd and…

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Station 43 Beginners Bird Walk #1 – 9/24/2022

Saturday, September 24 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am

Leader:  Jon Ward – starting at 8 am 990 Main St, South Windsor Corner of Newberry Rd and Main St Park in front of stucco house. The first of four…

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Mary Conklin Preserve, Canton – 9/25/2022

Sunday, September 25 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am

Leader: Sarah Faulkner starting at 8 am Mary Conklin Preserve,  144 Indian Hill Rd, Canton, CT From Rt 44 follow Indian Hill Rd .9 mi to Spaulding Hill Rd Go…

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Lewis Farm Sanctuary – 9/28/2022

Wednesday, September 28 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am

Leader: Abby Wolcott starting at 8:30 am 1035 Hill St, Suffield Park off road on WEST side only (by sign for Sanctuary)  Use caution: poor sight line for passing cars…

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Cruisin’ with Birds & Brews – 9/29/2022

Thursday, September 29 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Leader: Annette Pasek at 3 pm Use 202 Ferry Lane, South Glastonbury, CT for a GPS address Drive past house at 202 to the end of lane, park in lot…

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Keney Park -10/2/2022

Sunday, October 2 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am

Leader:  Annette Pasek Hartford’s Jewel  –  starting at 8:30  am 171 Windsor Ave, Windsor, CT Park in Golf Club Parking Lot Park at the Simsbury High School Crew Boathouse Annette…

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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

Birdwalk in Elizabeth Park Trip Report- 6/5/2021 – Submitted by Sarah Faulkner

Trip Report: Family Birdwalk in Elizabeth Park – 6/5/2021 – Submitted by Trip Leader –  Sarah Faulkner A wonderful group of 14 folks joined together for an introductory, family birdwalk…
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Machimoodus State Park report submitted by Trip Leader Rob Mirer

Machimoodus State Park Trip Report – May 14, 2022 Written by Rob Mirer – Trip Leader On a lovely mid-spring day (May 14), 5 Hartford Audubon members met at Machimoodus…
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Station 43 report – submitted by Trip Leader Paul Cianfaglione

Twelve birders gathered at Station 43 in South Windsor on Sunday 5/29/22 in search of nesting wetland birds. We tallied 50 species with highlights being scope looks at a LEAST…
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5/29/21 Station 43 Report – submitted by Trip Leader – Paul Cianfaglione

Twelve birders gathered at Station 43 in South Windsor this morning in search of nesting wetland birds. We tallied 50 species with highlights being scope looks at a LEAST BITTERN,…
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2022 Roaring Brook Nature Center Trip Report – May 1, 2022 Submitted by Jay Kaplan

Twelve members and friends of the Hartford Audubon Society met in the Roaring Brook Nature Center parking lot on Sunday, May 1, 2022 for a bird walk near the start…
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Greenstone Hollow Nature Preserve – Trip Report – 5/14/2022

Greenstone Hollow Nature Preserve Trip Report, May 14, 2022 The day was cloudy but dry.  Four of us gathered for the Greenstone trip, including two new people to the preserve. …
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