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

January 9, 2021 – Station 43 Beginners Bird Walk #2 – Saturday 9 am

January 9, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Jan 9, 2021  –  Station 43 Beginners Bird Walk #2  – Saturday 9 am 990 Main St, South Windsor Corner of Newberry Rd and Main St  Park in front of…

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January 16, 2021 – Cape Ann & Newburyport, MA – Saturday – 2 days

January 16, 2021 @ 8:00 am - January 17, 2021 @ 5:00 pm

Jan 16      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 rarities…

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February 6, 2021 – Cape Cod Tour, MA –  Saturday – 2 days

February 6, 2021 @ 8:00 am - February 7, 2021 @ 5:00 pm

Feb 6, 2021 –  Cape Cod Tour, MA  – Saturday –  2 days Meet and Stay at The Cove, Orleans, Massachusetts Contact Peter for reservations and details This is New…

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February 7, 2021 – Hartford County Boat Launch Tour – Sunday 8 am

February 7, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Feb 7, 2021 –   Hartford County Boat Launch Tour  – Sunday 8 am 12 South River St, Enfield Donald Barnes Boat Launch This is a  morning tour of eight…

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February 27, 2021 – Station 43 Beginners Bird Walk #3 – Saturday 8 am

February 27, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Feb 27, 2021 –   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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February 27, 2021 – Birding With Your Phone – Saturday – 10:30 am

February 27, 2021 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Feb 27          Birding With Your Phone Sat 10:30 am West Hartford Public Library, 20 Main St, West Hartford Join Audubon Connecticut’s Ken Elkins for a two-hour, hands-on workshop to learn…

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March 20, 2021 – Woodcocks at Nod Brook – Saturday 7 pm

March 20, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Mar 20, 2021  – Woodcocks at Nod Brook  –   Saturday 7 pm 82 Hopmeadow St (Rt 10), Simsbury Back of the first parking lot of the Tower Office Park See…

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March 21, 2021 – Silver Sands State Park – Sunday – 8 am

March 21, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Mar 21, 2021 –  Silver Sands –   Sunday 8 am Silver Sands State Park, 1 Silver Sands Pkwy, Milford Meet in main parking lot Contact Maggie to verify this date. …

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March 27, 2021 – Sachuest Point, RI – Saturday – 8:30 am

March 27, 2021 @ 8:30 am - 2:00 pm

Mar 27 , 2021    Sachuest Point, Rhode Island Sat 8:30 am 769 Sachuest Point Rd, Middletown, RI Sachuest Point Visitor Center Parking Lot GPS Coordinates 41.479909, -71.243489 If you…

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April 10, 2021 – Great Pond, Simsbury – Saturday – 8 am

April 10, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Apr 10, 2021 –   Great Pond, Simsbury –    Saturday  8 am 156 Great Pond Rd, Simsbury Between Laurel Ln and Old Farms Rd Meet in parking lot at…

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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

Smith Richardson Preserve in Westport, CT – Trip Report – 10/3/2020

Five birders joined me for a trip to the Connecticut Audubon Society’s Smith Richardson Preserve in Westport, an excellent place to see sparrows and other migrants particularly in fall migration. …
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Woodcock Walk at Nod Brook WMA – Trip Report

Woodcock walk, March 21, 2020 Ten of us gathered at Nod Brook WMA to see the Timberdoodles do their spring mating dance. The sky was clear and the wind was…
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Birding with Your Phone Workshop – 2-29-2020

This workshop was an experiment as a new type of opportunity for our members, and the turnout and response was very positive. Held at the West Hartford Public Library on…
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2019 HARTFORD CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT SUMMARY

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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