[CT Birds] New Haven Bird Club September Schedule

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:

Indoor Meeting:

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.

Field Trips:

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  
Rosengren: 203.248.2903

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  
visit www.newhavenbirdclub.org.

Larry Bausher, West Haven
NHBC Publicity Director

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