Our monthly meetings are free and open to the public, and beginners are always welcomed.
Speaker: Julie Victoria Ospreys 2019 – Ospreys have been monitored in Connecticut since 1969. Julie will be updating us on the continuing research. After 32 years of working with birds as a DEEP Wildlife Biologist, Julie has recently retired and continues to consult as a wildlife biologist. St James’s Episcopal Church, 1018 Farmington Ave, W…Full Details
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…Full Details
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…Full Details
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…Full Details
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…Full Details
Speaker: Steve Broker Birding Outer Cape Cod – From Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge in Chatham to Provincetown’s Race Point, Herring Cove, and Beach Forest, the Outer Cape Cod is one of the great places in America to look for and identify a broad diversity of bird species. Steve will share with birders the many rich…Full Details
Speaker: Connor Hogan Our Forests and Their Birds – This talk will examine the dynamic relationship between forests and birds within the McLean Game Refuge and explore how management activities can shift population trajectories for both. In 2017 Connor became the Director of McLean Game Refuge where he oversees research, conservation, education, and recreation across…Full Details
Speaker: Matthew Bell Magee Marsh – The Warbler Capital of the World – Join Matt as he talks about his experiences at Magee Marsh and “The Biggest Week in American Birding,” one of the largest birding festivals in the world. This spectacle of The Biggest Week is one all birders should have on their bucket…Full Details
Please join us for this special annual event at the Pond House. This year will feature the funniest and most memorable moments in birding by our members. The Annual Meeting features the election of Officers and Directors, the Treasurer’s Report, presentation of awards, and the President’s update on the organization. Pond House Cafe, 1555 Asylum…Full Details
Join us for a bird walk and the company of our members to kick off the summer! A bird walk will be led at 5:00 when we hope to see orchard orioles, indigo buntings, and bluebirds. Bring a dish of your choice, its serving utensils, your place setting, and something to drink. The picnic will…Full Details
Meetings include a brief business segment, a summary of recent trip reports and bird sightings, followed by a nature program. Most meetings are free and open to the public.
Most meetings are held at (unless otherwise specified):
St James's Episcopal Church
1018 Farmington Ave
West Hartford, CT
Please see map below for location. Parking is in the back of the church - enter from Farmington Ave.
Please Note: meetings are free and open to the public, except for the annual banquet in May or unless otherwise noted. Most meetings begin at 7:30 PM preceded by social time starting at 7 PM with the following exceptions:
May annual banquet/meeting – 6 PM
Summer club picnic – 6:30 PM
Christmas potluck supper – 6:30 PM