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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.

Catskills and Hudson Valley, NY

Saturday, May 18 - Sunday, May 19

Bird Saturday in the Cooperstown and Oneonta areas of Otsego County. On Sunday bird the marsh at Bashakill WMA and Doodletown Road in Bear Mountain State Park.

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Fisher Meadows

Saturday, May 18 @ 7:00 am - 11:00 am

Take an easy morning stroll, suitable for all levels of birders, around a pond. Habitats include fields, woodlands, and shrub land.

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Babcock Pond

Saturday, May 18 @ 7:30 am - 11:00 am

Travel a heavily wooded area in Colchester with a variety of habitats offering woods, fields, ponds and shrub land.

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Nepaug

Sunday, May 19 @ 7:30 am - 11:00 am

This roving trip to an excellent area always produces interesting migrants. Come see Nepaug at its best.

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Holcomb Farm

Tuesday, May 21 @ 7:00 am - 11:00 am

Holcomb Farm offers a variety of habitats unique in Granby: meadows, active farm fields, hedgerows, and both deciduous and pine forest. There is a moderate, but brief, climb. Wear boots.

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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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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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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

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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The 2019 President’s Award – goes to Paul Cianfaglione!

At the April Hartford Audubon club meeting, President Maggie Peretto presented the “President’s Award” to Paul Cianfaglione for all of his good work maintaining and caring for our Station 43 sanctuary over the years. We appreciate the care and devotion Paul gave to this responsibility and congratulate him on his award!  
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Satchuest Point trip – Saturday, March 30

Saturday, March 30 enticed only 6 participants to take in my annual Rhode Island trip. Surprising since it was a nice day for birding with temps in the 50s. We got off to a great start with the long continuing Snowy Owl flying around, on the ground and perching on the roof of the visitor…
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Western CT Shoreline bird trip – 3/24/2019

14 birders attended today’s Western CT Shoreline bird trip. We saw a total 52 species including 20 killdeers, 2 Ospreys, 2 Fox Sparrows and an early Great Egret at Sherwood. It was cool and windy. In Stratford at Bird’s Eye boat ramp we had various duck species including an Eurasian Green Winged Teal. At the…
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Long Island Sound Gulls & Plankton Trip- March 9, 2019

39 of us, plus 3 crew from the Maritime Aquarium, assembled at the Norwalk CT dock around 9:30 am and departed at 10 am for a six-hour cruise in LIS Long Island Sound. It was a gorgeous sunny morning with temperatures in the 40s. Our primary goal was to find the large flock of gulls…
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