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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.

May 23, 2020 – Watertown, NY – 3 days

May 23, 2020 @ 8:00 am - May 25, 2020 @ 5:00 pm

Trip Leader – Peter Stephan Visit Perch River Marsh, Cape Vincent, Fort Drum, Ferd’s Bog and Moose River Plains with stops along the way when Peter hears birds. Call Peter for arrangements at 860-729-8374 or stephraf@aol.com  

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May 31, 2020 – Station 43 – Sunday – 7:30 am

May 31, 2020 @ 7:30 am - 3:00 pm

Trip Leader – Paul Cianfaglione The trip focuses on finding wetland birds such as Virginia Rail, Sora, Marsh Wren, Least Bittern, Swamp Sparrow and Wood Duck.  Boots and insect repellant are advised. Meet at corner of Newberry Rd and Main St, S Windsor For more information – contact Paul at 860-836-3443 or pgcianfaglione@gmail.com    

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June 6, 2020 – Greenstone Hollow/Trails Day – Saturday – 8 am

June 6, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Trip Leaders – Sarah Faulkner and Larry Lunden Celebrate CT Trails Day with a leisurely 2-hour bird walk on trails through mixed woodlands and fields, across wetlands and near ponds. Wear boots and bring insect repellant. Ridge Blvd, E Granby – meet at main entrance at the end of the guard rail. For more information, contact…

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June 13-14, 2020 – Summer Bird Count – Saturday-Sunday

June 13, 2020 - June 14, 2020

Event Coordinator:  Jay Kaplan Join Hartford Audubon members as we participate in the annual Summer Bird Count. Species and numbers are counted on this two-day tally within our Christmas Count circle. Bird one day or both and help collect breeding bird data and track species trends for Connecticut. For more information, contact Jay at 860-693-0157…

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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

Greenstone Hollow Work Party Report – 10/28/2019

Report contributed by Christopher Fisher We had a great work party Monday at Greenstone Hollow. We arrived to the two truckloads of mulch which the town of East Granby kindly delivered to the entrance. Four of us showed up to work.  It was a great day. Cathy Lescoe, the president of the East Granby Land…
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Greenstone Hollow Trip Report – Saturday, October 12, 2019

On Saturday, Oct 12, we had a beautiful morning for our Fall walk at Greenstone Hollow, the HAS nature preserve in East Granby. Seventeen hardy souls showed up by 8 am. and we both looked for birds and toured the sanctuary. We spent some time near the North and South Beaver Ponds before heading back…
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Glastonbury Meadows Trip Report – October 5, 2019

On Saturday, Oct. 5, the HAS field trip to Glastonbury Meadows began with thoughts of a banner day, often the case in early October after the passage of a cold front. The sky was pure blue and temps started in the 30s, with some patches of frost showing. Sure enough, soon after our 12-person group…
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Lewis Farm Preserve repair work done – Thanks to Bob Winter

The HAS Lewis Farm Preserve was hit by a microburst on July 6th that took down the tops of a number of large trees, blocked the entrance to the preserve, and dropped some large limbs on many of the trails.  A very special thank-you goes out to our property steward, Bob Winter, for his extraordinary…
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A tribute to Stephanie Lovell – Longtime Member of HAS

This June, Hartford Audubon lost a longtime beloved member, Stephanie Lovell. She was a member of HAS since 1995, President of the Society 2003-2005, Member of the Year in 2007, and led 54 trips for HAS.  She is remembered for being ardent in her birding and brooking no foolishness when on the prowl. She generously…
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Hartford Summer Bird Count Summary – June 8-9, 2019

The 2018 Summer Bird Count (SBC) was held June 8th and 9th, 2019 and featured delightful weather on both days of the weekend.  Observers totaled 38, two less than the previous year.  Party hours also decreased slightly to 127.5 from last year’s 135, and several key areas were lightly covered during the weekend.   The Summer…
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