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October 15, 2019 – Winter Birding in Connecticut

Speaker: Frank Gallo Winter Birding in Connecticut – Join Frank Gallo, author of the new book, Birding in Connecticut, for a virtual journey to a variety of Connecticut’s best winter birding locales, from hot spots to lesser-known gems. Frank is a leading expert on finding birds in Connecticut and has led birding expeditions all over…

November 9, 2019 – Long Island Tour, NY – 2 days

Trip Leader -Peter Stephan Visit Jamaica Bay, Jones Beach, Lake Capri, Belmont Lake, Shinnecock Inlet, Montauk Point, and Shelter Island. Return on ferry. Call Peter for arrangements at 860-729-8374 or stephraf@aol.com  

November 12, 2019 – An Insider’s Look at the Rehabilitation of Native Birds

Speaker: Katelyn Kaplan An Insider’s Look at the Rehabilitation of Native Birds - Katelyn Kaplan, Naturalist at the Roaring Brook Nature Center, will give an inside look at the avian patients that arrive into the Center’s rehabilitation clinic each day. The program will discuss emerging threats to native species, medical treatments the clinic provides, and…

November 19, 2019 – Shorebirds: A Profile Incredible

Speaker: Wayne Petersen Shorebirds: A Profile Incredible - This presentation will examine the natural history of shorebirds and will specifically consider shorebird classification, adaptations, nesting ecology, migration, and conservation all within an ecological context. Specific reference will be made to the importance of local regional sites to international shorebird conservation. Wayne is Mass Audubon’s Director…

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 walk for National Trails Day, sponsored by the Connecticut Forest and Park Association. No new species were sighted this year, so the count remains at…

December 8, 2019 – Hammonasset State Park – Sunday – 8 am

HAS-Hammo trip tomorrow- postponed from 12/1  to 12/8 due to weather.  Trip Leader - Ernie Harris Hammonasset Beach State Park is the state’s premier birding location. Look for Lapland Longspurs, Snow Buntings, and Horned Larks. Eat lunch at Lenny and Joe’s Fish Tale. Meet at Meigs Point Nature Center, Madison For more information, contact Ernie…

December 10, 2019 – Holiday Pot Luck Supper

Continuing a fun tradition, please wear your favorite bird tee-shirt or hat, with a holiday theme if you can! Following dinner we’ll have the annual photo sharing session from members and our tea cup auction. Bring silverware, plate, a dish to share and something for the tea cup auction. Contact Mona Cavallero for details on…

December 15, 2019 – Christmas Bird Count – all day

Event Coordinator:  Jay Kaplan Area 1   S Windsor: Paul Desjardins Area 2   Inland S Windsor: Patrice Favreau Area 3   Glastonbury: Andrew Dasinger Area 4   Manchester: Maggie Peretto Area 5   Wethersfield/Rocky Hill: Steve Kotchko Area 6   Hartford: Jay Kaplan Area 7   Newington: Sylvia Halkin Area 8   Avon/Farmington: open Area 9   W Hartford: Brian Toal Area 10…

January 14, 2020 – Butterfly Gardens Are for The Birds

Speaker: Margery Winters Butterfly Gardens Are for The Birds - Butterfly gardens may attract a host of beautiful winged creatures to your yard, not just butterflies. Find out what makes a successful butterfly habitat. Margery is the Assistant Director and instructor at Roaring Brook Nature Center in Canton and manages their native plant gardens. St…

January 18, 2020 – Cape Cod Tour, MA – 2 days

Trip Leader - Peter Stephan This is New England late winter birding at its finest. We should see Scoters and Gannets. Stay and meet at The Cove in Orleans - Call Peter for reservations and details - 860 729-8374 or stephraf@aol.com