[CT Birds] Fall Birding Programs at Milford Point

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Fri Sep 16 15:15:57 EDT 2011


Fall Birding Programs at the Coastal Center at Milford Point


Hi all,
We're signing up folks for our Fall birding classes at the Connecticut Audubon Coastal Center at Milford Point. There are a number of new programs this season, including Birding By Ear and Advanced Birding (Oct 25), with lots of new information and challenges for students. We hope you an join us. The fist class is Sorting out Bird Songs on Tuesday, 9/20. For a complete listing of classes check the Coastal Center's webpage at www.ctaudubon.org. To register, call Louise at 203-878-7440 x 502. We'll see you soon. Frank Gallo, Director. 
 
Sorting Out Bird Songs
Tuesday, September 20, 7 – 9 p.m. (new date)
Birdsong can be an incredible aid to finding and identifying birds. Instructor Frank Gallo, an avid student of birdsong, will introduce the basics of birding by ear, using sound resources, as well as the tips, tricks, and even pitfalls to indentifying birds by sound. Is that an oriole or a tanager singing? Could that be a hermit thrush calling or a catbird? Come find out, as we delve into the basics of birding by ear. Meet at the Connecticut Audubon Coastal Center at Milford Point. Fee: $35.

Birding for Beginners
Thursday, Sept. 22, 7–9 p.m. (classroom)
Sat., Sept 24, 9-11:30 a.m. (field trip) &
or
Wednesday, Oct. 12, 7–9 p.m. (classroom)
Sat., Oct. 15, 9-11:30 a.m. (field trip)
 Learn the basics for identifying birds on your own! During this fun and comprehensive hands-on course, longtime instructor and expert birder Frank Gallo will teach you ID skills as well as how to choose and use field guides and binoculars, and where to find birds locally. The course culminates with a field trip to a local birding “hot spot”. No experience is necessary. Bring the “Peterson Field Guide to Eastern Birds.” (Field guides are available for sale at the Coastal Center.) Meet at the Center at Milford Point. Fee: $75/person. Call Louise at 203-878-7440 x 502 to register.
Birding By Ear – New!!
Wednesday, October 19, 7 – 9 p.m.
Birdsong can be an incredible aid to finding and identifying birds. Instructor Frank Gallo, an avid student of birdsong, has created a challenging new program designed to give students practice with identifying similar sounding birds. Group participation is encouraged. Meet at the Connecticut Audubon Coastal Center at Milford Point. Fee: $35.
Our wonderful late summer/autumn canoe tours begin this Saturday. Sign-up today! 


Family Canoe Programs
Through the Charles E. Wheeler Salt Marsh


Saturday, September 17 at 1:30–4:00 p.m.
Sunday, September 18 at 2:15 p.m.–4:45 p.m.

Sunday, October 2 at 2:15 a.m.–4:45 p.m.
Sunday, October 16 at 1– 3:30 p.m. (foliage canoe)
Sunday, October 30 (Halloween Canoe) 1– 3:30 p.m.
Join us on a guided canoe tour of the Charles Wheeler Salt Marsh. Steeped in local history, the Marsh offers an abundance of birds and other wildlife, beautiful vistas and a chance to paddle and relax. Bring water and wear shoes that can get wet. Contact the Coastal Center for more information. Trip routes are subject to change due to weather. Wind may cause trips to be canceled, even on sunny days; please call 1-1.5 hours in advance for trip status. Advance registration required. Sign-up early for these popular tours! Inquire about tour dates in October. (* Bring a lunch on these days)
Coastal Center Canoes
CAS Members $25/person, $65/canoe (3 people)
Non-members $35/person, $95/canoe (3people)
Private Canoe/Kayak
$19 CAS Members, $29 Non-members



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