[CT Birds] New Haven Bird Club March Schedule

Larry Bausher LPBausher at comcast.net
Mon Feb 27 10:27:55 EST 2012


Here is the New Haven Bird Club's schedule of activities for March:

Indoor Meeting:

Monthly Meeting, Thursday, March 8.  Patrick Comins — Conserving the  
Nature of the Connecticut River Watershed.  Free and open to the  
public.  The Jones Auditorium of the Connecticut Agricultural  
Experiment Station, 123 Huntington St., New Haven, CT.
The Silvio O. Conte National Fish and Wildlife Refuge was established  
to conserve the abundance and diversity of native plants and animals  
and their habitats in the 7.2 million acre Connecticut River  
watershed in CT, MA, NH, and VT. From the sub-boreal forests of VT  
and NH to the tidal wetlands of the lower Connecticut River, the  
Conte Refuge works in partnership to conserve the places that make  
the Connecticut River Watershed special.  Patrick hardly needs an  
introduction to CT birders. Active in the bird conservation field for  
20 years, he currently is with Audubon Connecticut as Director of  
Bird Conservation. He is president of the COA and chairman of the  
Friends of the Silvio O. Conte Refuge. He has written articles on  
bird conservation and identification and is a member of the CT  
Forestlands Council.  Social half-hour at 7:00, program begins at  
7:30. For more information call 203-230-1697 or visit  

Notice! A Bonus:  Birder Tag Sale at the March Meeting
Do you have a bird book you no longer use? Some avian art you no  
longer have room for? Bring the items to the Jan. and Feb. meetings;  
we’ll sell them at the March meeting. Items will be priced at $1, $5,  
and $10. Proceeds go to NHBC’s Conservation Fund.

Field Trips:

First Wednesday Walk: Sikorsky Airport and Great Meadows Marsh,  
Stratford.  Wednesday, March 7, 2012, 8 a.m. Free and open to the  
Join us as we visit this fine birding area. We will meet at the Long  
Beach parking lot and bird the marsh and beach and then visit  
Sikorsky Airport and Frash Pond. We’ll look for sea birds such  as   
Long-tailed  Duck  and  scoters, as  well as  raptors  and  
shorebirds.  Directions: Follow signs to Sikorsky Airport from Exit  
30 off I-95. Go past the airport entrance and follow the causeway to  
the end. Take the first right onto Oak Bluff Avenue and follow it to  
the Long Beach entrance. Leader—Charlie Barnard. Contact—Tina Green:  
203.247.2660, tina at renaissancestudios.com.

Family Bird Walk, Brooksvale Park, Hamden. Saturday, March 17, 2012,  
9:00 a.m.  Free and open to the public. This walk is oriented toward  
families interested in learning about birds and other wildlife.  The  
park is home to a variety of local bird species and has varied  
habitat.  Bring binoculars and a field guide if you have them,  
appropriate clothing, and a little bit of curiosity about birds and  
the natural world.  All ages are welcome.  Meet at the smaller  
parking lot next to the barn. Leader—Corrie Folsom-O’Keefe:  
203-630-9640, jubilee832001 at yahoo.com.

Southwestern Connecticut Coast.  Sunday, March 25, 2012, 8:00 a.m.  
Free and open to the public. We’ll explore the various habitats of  
Stratford’s shoreline in search of raptors, ducks, gulls, and early  
migrants. If time permits, we may also visit surrounding towns. We’ll  
finish by noon or 1:00 pm. Carpooling is encouraged. Meet at Dunkin  
Donuts shopping center lot at the corner of Main St. and Access Road  
in Stratford.   Leader: Frank Mantlik: 203-984-9410 or  
mantlik at sbcglobal.net.

Larry Bausher, West Haven
NHBC Publicity Director

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