[CT Birds] New Haven Bird Club August Field Trips

Larry Bausher LPBausher at comcast.net
Tue Jul 21 09:31:21 EDT 2009


Here is the schedule for the New Haven Bird Club's August field  
trips.  Monthly meetings will resume in September.

Larry Bausher, Publicity Director

Sunday, August 16, 8:00 AM at Milford Point Coastal Center, Milford.  
Shore Bird/Tern Workshop.  Free and open to the public.
Connecticut Ornithological Association Field seminars focus on one or  
two groups of birds with the intent of helping birders improve their  
identification skills.  This workshop will focus on shorebirds and  
terns.  In addition to the fieldwork, COA provides handouts  
consisting of bibliographies, identification articles, topographies  
and/or other similar materials.  The workshop will begin at Milford  
Point Coastal Center and move on to Sandy Point in West Haven.  For  
more information check the COA website:  www.ctbirding.org.

Lighthouse Point Bird Walk and Prep for Migration Festival.   
Saturday, August 22, 8:00 AM. Free and open to the public.
Park Ranger Dan Barvir and Arne Rosengren will lead the bird walk.  
Meet at the Hawk Watch parking lot at Lighthouse Point on New Haven  
Harbor. Then at about 9:00 AM, we will perform some light trail  
maintenance and cleanup. It’s fun to meet other Club members in this  
casual and congenial endeavor, and it’s a great way to enjoy looking  
at birds and help preserve their habitat at the same time.  Leaders— 
Dan Barvir: 203.946.6086 and Arne Rosengren: 203.248.2903

Sunday, August 23, 7:30 AM.  Jamaica Bay National Wildlife Refuge,  
Queens, NY. Free and open to the public.
This birding hot spot, located near JFK airport, is a great place to  
see a wide variety of shorebirds, herons, terns, and migrating  
passerines.  It is a great place for large and uncommon shorebirds  
such as American Avocet, Whimbrel and both Godwits.  Meet at 7:30 am  
at the commuter lot in Orange at Rte 34 and Greenway Road (near the  
entrance to the Wilbur Cross Pkwy).  We will carpool to the refuge,  
returning in the late afternoon.  Bring lunch, water, bug spray,  
sunscreen, a hat and wear shoes you won't mind getting muddy.   
Leader: Chris Loscalzo: 203 389-6508 or closcalz at optonline.net 

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