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

Daylight Savings Time Birdathon – Sunday, March 14th

Sunday, March 14

Hello Hartford Audubon Members, The days are getting longer!! It is time for the Daylight Savings Time Birdathon. Always the second Sunday in March. Mark your calendars and spring forward!!…

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

Saturday, March 20 @ 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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CANCELED – March 21, 2021 – Silver Sands State Park – Sunday – 8 am

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

Please Note:  This trip has been canceled. Mar 21, 2021 –  Silver Sands –   Sunday 8 am Silver Sands State Park, 1 Silver Sands Pkwy, Milford Meet in main parking…

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

Saturday, March 27 @ 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

Saturday, April 10 @ 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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April 17, 2021 – Greenstone Hollow – Saturday 8 am

Saturday, April 17 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Apr 17, 2021 –  Greenstone Hollow –  Saturday 8 am 31 Ridge Rd, East Granby Park on north side of road All are welcome on this exploration of our Greenstone…

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April 24, 2021 – Laurel Marsh – Saturday 8 am

Saturday, April 24 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Apr 24                     Laurel Marsh                 Sat 8 am Middle Turnpike West, Manchester 1/4 mile east of I-84 on Rts 6 and 44 (Middle Turnpike) Laurel Marsh Trail  Parking Lot on south…

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April 24, 2021 – Station 43 Beginners Bird Walk #4 – Saturday 8 am

Saturday, April 24 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Apr 24, 2021  Station 43 Beginners Bird Walk #4 Sat 8 am 990 Main St, South Windsor Corner of Newberry Rd and Main St  Park in front of stucco house.…

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April 28, 2021 – Glastonbury Great Pond – Wednesday, 8 am

Wednesday, April 28 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Apr 28, 2021 –  Glastonbury Great Pond  – Wednesday 8 am Entrance is just beyond 451 Great Pond Rd, Glastonbury on left  From Rt. 17 – use south entrance to…

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May 1, 2021 – Quarry Park – Saturday – 7 am

Saturday, May 1 @ 7:00 am - 12:00 pm

May 1, 2021 – Quarry Park –  Saturday 7 am 270 Old Main St, Rocky Hill Meet in the small dirt parking lot opposite Marshall Rd Enjoy a morning trip…

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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

Glastonbury Meadows (restricted access) Trip Report – September 26, 2020

CHECKLIST S74079930 Date Sat 26 Sep 2020 7:09 AM Location: Glastonbury Meadows (restricted access) Bill Asteriades – 8 total on trip – 6 hours – 5.4 miles Denise Jernigan Jannie Shapiro…
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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 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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