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Daylight Savings Time Birdathon – Sunday, March 14th

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!! I would like to acknowledge last year’s winner of the first HAS birdathon: Team “Roger’s TeeBirds” Doug Beach, Shirley Beach and Mike LaBossiere. Congratulations on…

March 20, 2021 – Woodcocks at Nod Brook – Saturday 7 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 the unique mating display or “sky dance” of the American Woodcock on a relatively short evening trip. Short distance (0.25 mile).  Lasts about 1 hour…

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

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 lot Contact Maggie to verify this date.  This is a good trip to try for sea ducks and sparrows while hoping for a Rough-Legged Hawk.…

Sachuest Point N W R – Trip Report – March 27, 2021

Saturday, March 27 eighteen people gathered for my annual Rhode Island trip at Sachuest Point N W R under a beautiful sunny sky. We started out along the trail at the oceans edge quickly spotting several waterfowl species such as Buffleheads, Common Goldeneyes, Common Eiders and Black Scoters as well as several Horned Grebes and…

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

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 are looking for colorful, easy to see birds, then Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge is the place to be. The refuge is home to the…

April 10, 2021 – Great Pond, Simsbury – Saturday – 8 am

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 end of entrance dirt road An easy walk over a newly widened road leads to Great Pond where we will see waterfowl, shorebirds, migrating warblers…

Birding-with-your-phone-workshop-February 27th: report-and-link

"Birding With Your Phone" workshop was held on February 27th with Ken Elkins. Ken taught us about how to use eBird as well as a variety of birding apps on your phone.  We ran the workshop for the first time last year, and it was very successful and popular and decided to run it again…

ZOOM Meeting – April 13, 2021 Program:  Milford Point 2020 Nesting Season: Piping Plovers & American Oystercatchers

ZOOM Meeting on 4/13/20121 from 7 - 8 PM Program:  Milford Point 2020 Nesting Season: Piping Plovers & American Oystercatchers Speaker:      Katerina "Kat" Gillis   The Milford Point shoreline is home to many nesting shorebird species including the American Oystercatcher,  Least and Common Terns, and Piping Plover. The birds arrive in late March and spend the…

April 17, 2021 – Greenstone Hollow – Saturday 8 am

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 Hollow Nature Preserve.  Woodland, water and shrub meadow habitats will hopefully provide 20-40 species during the Fall migration. About 1.5  miles of easy walking for…

ZOOM Meeting – April 20, 2021 – Birding in Costa Rica – 7 pm

This program will be held via a virtual ZOOM Meeting due to COVID 19.  Tuesday. 4/20/2021;   7:00 -  8  pm Speaker: Chris Fisher Birding in Costa Rica Costa Rica has an area only slightly more than Vermont & New Hampshire put together.  Yet it is home to over 850 different bird species - More…