[CT Birds] New Haven Bird Club September Schedule
LPBausher at comcast.net
Tue Aug 25 10:46:23 EDT 2009
Here is the schedule for the New Haven Bird Club's September activities.
Larry Bausher, Publicity Director
Thursday, September 10, — Alan Hinde. Wintering Raptors of the Great
Basin of Nevada and Utah. Free and open to the public. The Jones
Auditorium of the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, 123
Huntington St., New Haven, CT. Social half-hour at 7:00, program
begins at 7:30. For more information: www.newhavenbirdclub.org or
As fall approaches and birders’ eyes begin turning to hawks, we
welcome a man who’s been hooked on raptors for more than 25 years—but
in an intensely scientific way. Alan started with monitoring
Peregrine Falcons in his native England, and since then he’s traveled
the world monitoring, banding, counting, and researching raptors.
He’s worked with numerous groups including Hawk Watch International
and Cornell and has set up banding stations and done raptor research
in places as close as NH and VT and as far as the Navajo Nation and
the Great Basin in the American West—and even further away, in
Israel. His hands-on experience in so many areas gives him a unique
perspective on raptors and their migratory paths and behaviors. His
talk will cover his work in the Great Basin where, with field
assistance from raptor biologists and other ornithologists, his
research is suggesting that the deserts of NV and UT are among the
most significant winter ranges for raptors in western North America.
He is collecting and providing biological samples from raptors that
yield data used in a number of biological and genetic research
projects in several states and countries.
Bird Book Discussion Group. Wednesday, Sept 23, 7:00 PM. Free and
open to the public. We’ll discuss the first five chapters of David
Attenborough’s brilliantly illustrated The Life of Birds. Miller
Senior Center, Hamden, behind the public library, at 2901 Dixwell
Ave. For more information, contact Sara Zagorski,
szagorski at daypitney.com, 860.275.0322.
Daily Hawk Watch at Lighthouse Point. September 1 to November 30.
Free and open to the public.
Lighthouse Point on New Haven Harbor is one of the premier locations
in southern New England for watching migrating eagles, hawks and
falcons as well as good numbers of songbirds. The watch starts at 7
AM daily and continues as long as the hawks keep flying. Stop by
anytime. Coordinator: Steve Mayo, 203-393-0694 or smayo at sikorsky.com.
First Wednesday Walk : Sandy Point, West Haven. Wednesday, Sept. 2,
8 AM. Free and open to the public.
Join us on this mid-week trip as we look for shorebirds and terns at
this excellent local birding location. Black Skimmers, Roseate Terns,
and a variety of shorebirds are possible. Bring wading shoes for
possible walking in shallow water. Meet in the parking lot opposite
the Captain’s Galley Restaurant on Beach Street.
Contact—Kris Johnson, 203.288.3087, krisjohnson99 at snet.net
Beginner’s Walk in Woodbridge. Saturday, September 12, 8:00 AM. Free
and open to the public.
This walk will be oriented to the beginning birder. Learn about basic
birding techniques and common resident species. We will see birds of
the open fields and woods in the 100-acre Fitzgerald Property and
Community Gardens. Meet at the gravel lot on Beecher Road— 0.1 mile
south of Rte. 114 and the town center.
Leader— Chris Loscalzo: 203.389.6508, closcalz at optonline.net
Seventh Annual Migration Festival at Lighthouse Point Park. Sunday,
September 27, 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM.
This festive event is sponsored by the New Haven Parks Dept., the New
Haven Bird Club, and other fine organizations. In addition to hawk
watching, there will be bird banding demonstrations, a live raptor
demonstration, beginner bird walks, and other activities. Leader—Park
Ranger Dan Barvir: 203.946.6086. For more information: 203.488.3876,
or visit www.newhavenbirdclub.org.
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