[CT Birds] New Haven Bird Club December Schedule

Larry Bausher LPBausher at comcast.net
Mon Nov 23 14:31:54 EST 2009


Folks,

Here is the schedule for the New Haven Bird Club's December activities.

Thanks,
Larry Bausher, Publicity Director

Indoor Meeting:

Thursday December 10 — Denise Jernigan & Sara Zagorski.  Destination:  
Antarctica.  Jones Auditorium of the Connecticut Agricultural  
Experiment Station, 123 Huntington St., New Haven. Free and open to  
the public.
If it has to be freezing outside, it might as well be uniquely  
beautiful too. Add a sense of the magical and of the remote, and  
you’ve got a good description of the Antarctic, a place that to many  
world travelers is the ultimate trip destination. To the Antarctic on  
the ship Aleksey Maryshev ventured NHBC members Denise and Sara,  
who’ve been on many world trips together in the past four decades.  
Their spectacular photos and lively narrative about their 3-week  
adventure—filled with tales fascinating, amusing, or simply  
unbelievable—will be the next best thing to going there yourself.  
Skuas, icebergs, sheathbills, whales, petrels, albatross, glaciers, … 
and penguins, penguins, penguins—seven species’ worth, some in  
colonies of staggering size. From Tierra del Fuego, Ushuaia,  
Argentina, the Falkland Islands, South Georgia and the Antarctic  
Peninsula on the continent itself—this is a trip you’ll never  
forget.  Social half-hour at 7:00, program begins at 7:30.  For more  
information: www.newhavenbirdclub.org or call 203.488.3876.

Field Trips:

First Wednesday Walk : Silver Sands State Park, Milford.  Wednesday,  
December 2, 8:00 AM. Free and open to the public.
Today we’ll be looking for shorebirds, sea ducks, rare gulls, birds  
of prey, and uncommon sparrows. Meet at the main parking lot at  
Silver Sands, the first large lot on the right. We may visit other  
locations in Milford, such as Milford Point, Mondo Ponds, and Caswell  
Cove.
Contact—Tina Green: 203.247.2660, tina at renaissancestudios.com

Saturday, Dec 19.  New Haven 110th Annual Christmas Bird Count.
Join other NHBC club members in this fun event, steeped in tradition.  
Participate for a few hours or the entire day.  Results are sent to  
the National Audubon Society and included in an international census.  
The compilation dinner is at the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment  
Station, 123 Huntington St., New Haven, CT starting about 5:00 PM.  
For details, call Chris Loscalzo at 203-389-6508 or  
closcalz at optonline.net or visit www.newhavenbirdclub.org for more  
information.



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