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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.

Greenstone Hollow

Saturday, May 25 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am

Enjoy a morning walk at a Hartford Audubon sanctuary with shrub, swamp, marsh, wet meadow, pond and wooded habitats.

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Trails Day Hike – Bird Walk at Greenstone Hollow Preserve

Saturday, June 1 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Trails Day Hike – 2019 Bird Walk at Greenstone Hollow Preserve Saturday, June 1, 2019 9:00 am – 11:00 am Come celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Hartford Audubon Society’s Greenstone Hollow Nature Preserve for this year’s Trails Day.  The 2-hour, leisurely bird walk will start at 9:00am at the preserve’s entrance.  We’ll travel about 1…

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Station 43

Sunday, June 2 @ 7:30 am - 11:00 am

The trip focuses on finding wetland birds such as Virginia Rail, Sora, Marsh Wren, Least Bittern, Swamp Sparrows, Wood Ducks and more! Wear boots and insect repellant.

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Summer Bird Count

Saturday, June 8 - Sunday, June 9

Join Hartford Audubon members as we participate in COA’s 22 annual Summer Bird Count. Species and numbers are counted on this 2-day tally within our Christmas Count circle. Bird one day or both and help collect breeding bird data and track species trends for Connecticut.

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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…

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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

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…
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Hartman Preserve Bird Trip – 5/11/19

A sunny cool morning warmed up a bit as nine HAS members roamed these beautiful woods and power line. We started with an open sighting of a Black-throated Blue Warbler after Redstarts and Ovenbirds at the cars. In all we identified 51 species plus a possible Orchard Oriole. The highlight, most likely,-close looks at a…
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Quarry Park and Connecticut River Floodplain Trip Report

A cloudy and gray day greeted us as we started out the walk.  There had been rain the previous days, and the leaves were coming out.  Seven of us turned out to see what was in the park. The upper level had the usual birds. The upper part of the quarry rewarded us with a…
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Audibles and Edibles Walk – 4/27/19

Audibles and Edibles’ Trip report-4/27/19 On a just rainy and chilly morning, Kat Conte and Ernie Harris accompanied by Dorina Ademi and Rick Reed had a nice introduction to Burnt Hill Park off East Street in Hebron. The nutritious plants were plentiful. The birds less so but enjoyable- walk up view of Tree Swallow and…
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Wickham Park bird walk

Eighteen birders joined the walk this morning. Was colder than expected and too early for all the beautiful flowers that will be blooming soon. We had 26 species including three Ospreys circling overhead, Hermit Thrush and the song of a Winter Wren. We have to try again but in May when we can enjoy the…
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Celebrating HAS Club members noteworthy anniversaries!

Three of our long-standing members: Paul Desjardins (60 years), Paul Carrier (50 years), and Gil Kleiner (50 years) were presented with certificates honoring their long term memberships and birding years / contributions with the Hartford Audubon Society.   We all appreciate their support and dedication to HAS! Congratulations to Gil, Paul C and Paul D! !
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