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September 2019

September 28, 2019 – Smith Richardson Preserve – Saturday – 8 am

Saturday, September 28 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Trip Leader - Patrick Comins Visit the Connecticut Audubon Society Smith Richardson Preserve with its spectacular fall stopover habitat for land birds. Meet at the corner of Sasco Creek Rd and Hedley Farms Rd in Westport. For more information, contact Patrick at 203-259-0416 X107 or  

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September 29, 2019 – Stellwagen Bank Pelagic, MA – Sunday – 7:15 am

Sunday, September 29 @ 7:15 am - 5:00 pm

Trip Leader: Tom Robben Sail a one-day, six-hour trip in the rich waters of Stellwagen Bank, located between Gloucester and Cape Cod. Meet at the dock in Gloucester  Pre‑register with Tom. Check out the details at or contact Tom at 860-922-1098 or robben

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October 2019

October 5, 2019 – Glastonbury Meadows – Saturday – 7:15 am

Saturday, October 5 @ 7:15 am - 3:00 pm

Trip Leaders: Bill Asteriades & Andrew Dasinger A morning walk through one of the best birding locations in Hartford County. Contact Bill or Andrew for reservations and directions: Bill at or Andrew at

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CANCELLED! October 5, 2019 – Gulf of Maine Pelagic, ME -Saturday 1 pm – (2 days)

Saturday, October 5 @ 1:00 pm - Sunday, October 6 @ 5:00 pm

Oct.5-6 pelagic trip from BarHarbor ME to Yarmouth CA has been cancelled, because the ferry will NOT be running on those dates. Trip Leader:  Tom Robben Search for Skuas on a 100-mile ferry ride across the Gulf of Maine from Bar Harbor to Yarmouth. Stay at a hotel in Canada and bird on return trip. Pre-register with Tom. Passport required.  Two day trip. Details at Contact Tom at 860-922-1098 or

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October 8, 2019 – Connecticut Bird Atlas

Tuesday, October 8 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Speaker: Chris Elphick Connecticut Bird Atlas:  halfway done, but a long way to go... Fall of 2019 marks the mid-way point for the Connecticut Bird Atlas. Chris will summarize what has been learned during the first full year of field work and will lay out what still needs to completed. Chris, an Associate Professor at UConn’s Dept of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, is a leader on the Bird Atlas Team. St James’s Episcopal Church, 1018 Farmington Ave, W Hartford Social…

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October 12, 2019 – Greenstone Hollow- Saturday – 8 am

Saturday, October 12 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Trip Leaders:  Chris and Diane Fisher Enjoy the fall colors and look for fall migrants in the many habitats found at this beautiful and compact nature preserve. Ridge Blvd, E Granby - meet at Main entrance at the end of the guard rail For more information, contact Chris at 860-658-2903 or

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October 13, 2019 – Big Sit at Station 43 – Sunday – all day

Sunday, October 13

Trip Leader - Brian Kleinman 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. Meet at corner of Newberry Rd and Main St, S Windsor. For more information, contact Brian at 860-655-7464 or

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October 15, 2019 – Winter Birding in Connecticut

Tuesday, October 15 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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 the world. He will have copies of his book for sale and will sign them after the talk. McAuley Residence Auditorium, 275 Steele Rd, W…

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November 2019

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

Saturday, November 9 @ 8:00 am - Sunday, November 10 @ 5:00 pm

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  

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

Tuesday, November 12 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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 how wildlife rehabilitation impacts species conservation. Katelyn has a BS in environmental sciences, is a federally and state certified wildlife rehabilitator, and was the Center’s…

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November 19, 2019 – Shorebirds: A Profile Incredible

Tuesday, November 19 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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 of the Massachusetts Important Bird Areas (IBA) program. He has led tours, lectured, and conducted birding workshops across North America for more than 40 years.…

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