Monthly Meetings

Our monthly meetings are free and open to the public, and beginners are always welcomed.

Annual Meeting/Banquet

May 14, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
1555 Asylum Ave.
West Hartford, CT 06117 United States

The Annual Meeting features the election of new Officers and Directors, the Treasurer’s report, presentation of the Member of the Year award, and the President’s address. Afterwards, everyone is invited…

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Picnic at Northwest Park – Tuesday, June 11, 2019 – Still on!

June 11, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
145 Lang Rd.
Windsor, CT 06095 United States

Northwest Park Member Picnic:  We’re ON!!  The weather is a little iffy, but at the moment we’re expecting the afternoon and early evening on Tuesday to be clear for our…

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September 10, 2019 – An Update on Ospreys

September 10, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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…

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October 8, 2019 – Connecticut Bird Atlas

October 8, 2019 @ 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…

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

November 12, 2019 @ 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…

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December 10, 2019 – Holiday Pot Luck Supper

December 10, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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…

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Corrie Folsom-O’Keefe: A Bird in the Hand: Tales from the Bent of the River Bird Banding Station

September 11, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
1018 Farmington Ave.
West Hartford, CT 06127 United States

Corrie willl share how banding information collected on the sanctuary grounds is used to make informed management decisions regarding the sanctuary’s shrubland habitat.

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Larry Fisher: Owls of Western Connecticut

October 9, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
1018 Farmington Ave.
West Hartford, CT 06127 United States

Larry will focus on owl behavior, nesting habitat requirements, and other interesting facts while including close-up photographs of the owls in our state

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Tom Robben: Seabirds and Changing Oceans

November 13, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
1018 Farmington Ave.
West Hartford, CT 06127 United States

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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Pot Luck Supper/Christmas Party

December 11, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
1018 Farmington Ave.
West Hartford, CT 06127 United States

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…

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St James Episcopal Church

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