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October 2018

Big Sit at Station 43

October 14, 2018
S Windsor, 990 Main St.
South Windsor, CT 06074 United States
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A day of fun at Station 43 where we count all species we see and hear from a 17-foot circle located at the HAS platform on the southwest end of the marsh.

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Peter Paton: Minimizing the Environmental Impacts of Offshore Wind Energy on Birds: Planning for the Future

October 16, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
McAuley Residence Auditorium, 275 Steele Rd.
West Hartford, CT 06117 United States
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As Connecticut begins offshore wind farms, there may be much to learn about the proactive research that Rhode Island conducted to make the best decisions in planning for their wind energy location.

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November 2018

Delmarva Peninsula (DE,MD,VA)

November 10, 2018 - November 11, 2018
Delmarva Peninsula (DE,MD,VA), Chincoteague Island VA United States + Google Map

Visit Bombay Hook, Chincoteague, Blackwater, Ocean City, Elliot’s Pond, Indian River Inlet and possibly Prime Hook. Site info is on the Places map. Call Peter for hotel arrangements.

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Tom Robben: Seabirds and Changing Oceans

November 13, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
St. James’s Episcopal Church, 1018 Farmington Ave.
West Hartford, CT 06127 United States
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This overview of seabirding includes: an introduction to pelagic trips, the main groups of seabirds, videos and identification tips, and the life histories of a few amazing species.

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Norman Smith: Snowy Owl Project and Saw-whet Owl Migration

November 27, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
McAuley Residence Auditorium, 275 Steele Rd.
West Hartford, CT 06117 United States
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Since 1981, Norman Smith has spent countless hours relocating Snowy Owls at Logan Airport and collecting data from them. Find out what has been learned to date, what questions remain, and hothis project broadened to include research on Saw-whet Owls.

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December 2018

Hammonasset State Park

December 2, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Meigs Point Nature Center, 1288 Boston Post Rd.
Madison, CT 06443 United States
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Hammonasset Beach State Park is the state’s premier birding location. Look for Lapland Longspurs, Snow Buntings, Horned larks, and other winter birds. Eat lunch at Fish Tale.

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Pot Luck Supper/Christmas Party

December 11, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
St. James’s Episcopal Church, 1018 Farmington Ave.
West Hartford, CT 06127 United States
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Bring your favorite dish for sharing and your own table setting. Beverages will be provided. Bring a bird related $5.00 wrapped gift to place under the Christmas tree. Participants will randomly choose a gift to open after dinner. Also bring a birding treasure that you no longer need for the tea cup auction. You can bring up to a dozen bird-related photos to show. Contact Mona Cavallero at 860 523 0414 or mcavallero1@comcast.net.

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Christmas Bird Count

December 16, 2018

For those new to birding or to the Christmas Bird Count, this is the longest running of all citizen-science surveys. The Count was begun in 1900 as an alternative to the Christmas hunt during which thousands of birds were shot for dinner or merely for sport. Christmas Bird Counts provide valuable information on trends in bird populations over time. The objective of the Count is to census all birds within a seven and one-half mile radius of Hartford’s Old State…

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January 2019

Station 43 Beginners Bird Walk #2

Saturday, January 5 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
S Windsor, 990 Main St.
South Windsor, CT 06074 United States
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This will be a cold one, but don’t let that discourage you from coming.

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Paul Cianfaglione: Hitchcock’s Primeval Birds

Tuesday, January 8 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
St. James’s Episcopal Church, 1018 Farmington Ave.
West Hartford, CT 06127 United States
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Rev. Edward Hitchcock was one of America’s first dedicated dinosaur paleontologists. To him, fossil tracks in the CT Valley were marks of prehistoric birds. Come hear his story.

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Celebrating Hartford Audubon Society’s 110th Anniversary!

Saturday, January 12 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

Please come join us in celebrating Hartford Audubon Society's 110th Anniversary! Saturday, January 12 - 11 am Speaker:  Patrick Comins -  “The Hobby of Birding” Place:  Wood Memorial Library & Museum             783 Main Street,  South Windsor, CT Prior to the meeting, please join us for a bird walk from 8 to 10:30 am with experienced birder Paul Desjardins along Vibert Road.  If you are interested in going on this walk, please meet us at the library.  Looking forward to seeing you…  Maggie…

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