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

May 2, 2021 – Roaring Brook Nature Center – Sunday – 6:30 am

May 2, 2021 @ 6:30 am - 12:00 pm

May 2, 2021 – Roaring Brook Nature Center –  Sunday 6:30 am Springtime Bird Walk Roaring Brook Nature Center, 70 Gracey Rd, Canton Meet in the Nature Center parking lot.…

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May 6, 2021- Tanager Hill -Thursday 7:45 am

May 6, 2021 @ 7:30 am - 12:00 pm

May 6, 2021 –   Tanager Hill –   Thursday 7:45 am 133 East Weatogue St, Simsbury  From north: parking lot on left 0.3 mi south of Terry’s Plain Rd From south:…

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May 8, 2021 – East Rock Park – Saturday 7 am

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

May 8, 2021 –  East Rock –  Saturday 7 am 915 Whitney Ave, Hamden Eli Whitney Museum parking lot This is one of the best spots to find migrating warblers,…

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May 8, 2021 – Fannie Stebbins Wildlife Refuge –  Saturday  8 am

May 8, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

May 8, 2021 – Fannie Stebbins Wildlife Refuge –  Saturday  8 am 202 Bark Haul Rd, Longmeadow, MA Park by sign at the end of the road A wonderful mix of ponds,…

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May 15, 2021 – Machimoodus Park – Saturday 7:30 am

May 15, 2021 @ 7:30 am - 12:00 pm

May 15, 2021 – Machimoodus    – Saturday 7:30 am 128 Leesville Rd, Moodus From Goodspeed Opera House, follow 149 north to Rt 151 Bear left on 151 and parking…

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May 15, 2021 –   Mount Auburn & Plum Island, MA Saturday 8 am

May 15, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

May 15, 2021 –  Mount Auburn & Plum Island, MA  – Saturday 8 am 580 Mt Auburn St, Cambridge, MA Mount Auburn Cemetery entrance inside front gate. After cemetery we…

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May 15,2021 – Greenstone Hollow  – Saturday 8 am

May 15, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

May 15, 2021 –  Greenstone Hollow –  Saturday 8 am 31 Ridge Rd, East Granby Park on north side of road Enjoy a morning walk at a Hartford Audubon sanctuary…

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May 16, 2021 – Nepaug –  Sunday 7:30 am

May 16, 2021 @ 7:30 am - 12:00 pm

May 16, 2021 –  Nepaug – Sun 7:30 am Commuter Parking Lot,  Rt 179, Canton Just north of the intersection with Rt 44. GPS Coordinates 41.836483, -72.928424 This roving trip…

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May 22, 2021 – Fisher Meadows – Saturday 7 am

May 22, 2021 @ 7:00 am - 12:00 pm

May 22, 2021 – Fisher Meadows  – Saturday 7 am 800 Old Farms Rd, Avon Fisher Meadows Parking Lot at main entrance Take an easy morning stroll, suitable for all…

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May 22, 2021 – Catskills and Hudson Valley, NY Saturday – 2 days

May 22, 2021 @ 8:00 am - May 23, 2021 @ 5:00 pm

May 22, 2021 – Catskills and Hudson Valley, NY  –   Saturday 2 days Contact Peter for arrangements Visit Perch River Marsh, Cape Vincent, Fort Drum, Ferd’s Bog and Moose River…

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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

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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Greenstone Hollow – 2019 Annual Report

Greenstone Hollow Nature Preserve continues to be a place of activity for our members.  This year we held three bird walks with a total attendance of 23.  We added a…
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