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.

Chatham Waters Pelagic – Sunday, June 16, 2019 – 7:15am

Sunday, June 16 @ 7:15 am - 4:00 pm

Sunday, June 16, 2019 – 7:15am NEW:  Chatham Waters Pelagic Leader: Tom Robben Meet at the dock in Harwich Port, MA. Joint trip with NECWA. Sail a one-day eight-hour trip in the rich ocean waters off Chatham, MA, east of Cape Cod.  Details will be provided at  trips33.blogspot.com. Pre-register with Tom. Contact Tom Robben at robben99@gmail.com if you…

Full Details

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

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,…
Read More

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…
Read More

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…
Read More

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…
Read More

Tanager Hill May 4 – Trip report

On May 8th, twenty-one intrepid birders ascended the wilds of Tanager Hill and the Owen-Mortimer Trail in Simsbury. Luckily, a changing weather pattern yielded a reasonably good day of birding in an otherwise frustrating season. In all, thirteen warblers species were either seen or heard, including Black-throated Blue, Magnolia, Blackburnian, Louisiana Waterthrush, and our target, the sometimes elusive Hooded Warbler.…
Read More

East Rock Park Bird Trip – May 11, 2019

Saturday May 11 was my annual trip to East Rock Park Hamden/New Haven. Our group assembled among many other birders which helped since there were so many migrants we did not want to miss anything. Also we were helped by the beautiful viewing conditions after so many days of wet or overcast days. The prime…
Read More