[CT Birds] New Haven Bird Club September Schedule
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Fri Aug 26 10:46:13 EDT 2011
After the avian fallout from Irene dissipates, be sure to check out
the New Haven Bird Club's schedule of activities for September:
Thursday, September 8 – Sam Fried, Warblers and Vireos of Eastern
North America. 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 call 203 230-1697. Now
that “warbler necks” are healed, let’s take a closer—and easier—look
at the roughly 38 species of eastern wood warblers and 7 species of
vireos that had us all bent over backwards in awe last spring.
Tonight we’ll explore these birds’ life histories, migration routes,
wintering grounds, and breeding locations throughout the western
hemisphere. With a wonderful array of color photos, Sam’s
presentation will provide a fun, fascinating, and “gentle-on-the-
neck” revisit with these true gems of the bird kingdom. Sam is an
avid and longtime birder, a past president of Hartford Audubon, and
the founder of Flights of Fancy Adventures, a birding, photography,
natural history, and golf travel company. In his travels Sam has
amassed a vast collection of great photos, many featured in the more
than 50 articles he has authored for field guides, books, newspapers,
and magazines worldwide. And along with running Flights of Fancy
trips to North, Central, and South American birding destinations, the
ever-inquisitive Sam now is a golf and fishing writer too.
Daily Hawk Watch at Lighthouse Point. September 1 to November 30.
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. 7,
8:00 AM. Free and open to the public. Join us as we look for
shorebirds and terns at this excellent local birding location. Black
Skimmers, Roseate Terns, and a variety of shorebirds are possible,
including Golden Plover. Meet at the parking lot opposite the former
Captain’s Galley Restaurant on Beach Street. Wear footwear that you
won’t mind getting wet as the walk may involve wading in shallow
water. Leader: John Oshlick. Contact person: Tina Green: 203
247-2660 or tina at renaissancestudios.com.
Lighthouse Point Bird Walk and Prep for Migration Festival.
Saturday, Sept. 17, 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 9:30 AM, we will perform some light trail maintenance
and cleanup. This is a great way to enjoy looking at birds and help
preserve their habitat. Leaders—Dan Barvir: 203.946.6086 and Arne
Ninth Annual Migration Festival at Lighthouse Point Park. Sunday,
September 25, 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, bird walks, and
other activities. Organizer—Park Ranger Dan Barvir: 203.946.6086.
NHBC contact-Maria Stockmal: 203.488.3876, m.stockmal at snet.net, or
Larry Bausher, West Haven
NHBC Publicity Director
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