[CT Birds] New Haven Bird Club September Schedule

Larry Bausher LPBausher at comcast.net
Wed Aug 29 15:53:05 EDT 2012


Following is the September schedule of activities of the New Haven  
Bird Club.  Please note that for the next two years approximately,  
due to renovations at the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment  
Station, the monthly second Thursday indoor meetings will be now held  
at the Whitney Center Cultural Arts Center, 200 Leeder Hill Drive, in  
Hamden.  Directions to the Center and parking information are given  

Indoor Meeting:

Thursday, September 13, 2012 — Sam Fried.  Eastern Canada: Journey of  
Whitney Center Cultural Arts Center, 200 Leeder Hill Drive, Hamden,  
CT.  Social half-hour at 7:00, program begins at 7:30.  For more  
information call 203-230-1697 or visit www.newhavenbirdclub.org.   
Explore Canada’s Maritime Provinces as Sam recounts his 6,000+ mile  
trip by car and boat through that beautiful and remote part of North  
America. We’ll check out the birds and other wildlife as we visit New  
Brunswick and circumnavigate Cape Breton Island of Nova Scotia. We’ll  
cross the Northumberland Strait to the magnificent and stark scenery  
of Newfoundland, with its craggy headlands, rocky seacoast, and  
fascinating history. The wildlife in this little known province is  
key, as we’ll discover from Sam’s great photos. Then we continue the  
tour on the new 700-mile dirt road that circles Labrador through the  
endless boreal forest. We end the journey in Quebec with its more  
civilized delights. Sam, an avid longtime birder and photographer, is  
founder of Flights of Fancy Adventures, a birding, photography,  
natural history, and golf travel company. Sam has published many  
photos, articles, and books. His North American bird list has 740  
species, 722 of them photographed. A recent 7,000-mile trip from FL  
through the Midwest and on to CT got him 320 species.

Directions to the Whitney Center (WC):

 From I-95 North or South: Exit onto I-91 North in New Haven. Take  
Exit 6 (Willow St.).  At end of ramp turn right onto Willow and  
proceed to the end (Whitney Ave.). Turn right onto Whitney and go  
approximately 4 miles. Turn left onto Putnam Avenue.

On Putnam go approximately .07 mi, (3 traffic lights) and turn right  
onto Leeder Hill (ATT bldg is at that intersection). Go .06 mi. on  
Leeder Hill to the South Entrance (big sign) of WC on the left. Turn  
in and take an immediate left into a raised parking area. Meeting is  
in the South Bldg., accessed via the main door of the portico that is  
in view from the parking lot. Turn right down the hallway. Cultural  
Arts Center is a short distance on the left.

 From I-91 South: Take Exit 6 (Willow St.) in New Haven. At end of  
ramp, turn right onto Willow and proceed as above.

 From Wilbur Cross (Rte. 15) northbound: Take Exit 61 (Whitney Ave).  
Turn left at end of ramp, go 2.4 mi., turn right onto Putnam.

 From Wilbur Cross (Rte. 15) southbound: Take Exit 61 (Whitney Ave.  
New Haven). At end of ramp go right. Proceed to Putnam.

Field Trips:

Daily Hawk Watch at Lighthouse Point Park.  September 1 to November  
30, 2012.  Free and open to the public.  Lighthouse Point Park on New  
Haven Harbor is one of the premier locations in southern New England  
for observing migrating raptors as well as a wide variety of  
songbirds. The watch starts daily at 7:00 am and continues as long as  
the hawks keep flying. Stop by anytime.  Coordinator— Steve Mayo:  
203.393.0694, rsdmayo at sbcglobal.net

First Wednesday Walk : CT Audubon Coastal Center, Milford.   
Wednesday, September 5, 2012, 8 am.  Free and open to the public.  
Join us as we look for shorebirds, terns, and fall migrants at this  
excellent local birding location. Ten to fifteen shorebird species  
are possible.  Bring a scope if you have one.  Leader is Steve  
Spector.  Contact person—Tina Green: 203.247.2660,  
tina at renaissancestudios.com. For more information:  

Lighthouse Point Bird Walk and Prep for Migration Festival.   
Saturday, September 8, 2012, 8:00 am. Free and open to the public.  
Ranger Dan Barvir and Arne Rosengren will lead the bird walk.  Meet  
at the Hawk Watch parking lot at Lighthouse Point. Then, beginning at  
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 at the same time. Leaders—Dan Barvir: 203 946-6086; Arne  
Rosengren: 203 248-2903. For more information: www.newhavenbirdclub.org.

Migration Festival at Lighthouse Point Park, New Haven.  Sunday,  
September 23, 2012, 8:00 am to 3:00 pm.  This festive event is  
sponsored by the New Haven Parks Dept., the NHBC, and other fine  
organizations. There will be hawk watching, bird banding demos, a  
live raptor display, bird walks, and other activities. Check the  
newspaper and Club newsletter for more details. Organizer—Ranger Dan  
Barvir: 203.946.6086. For more information: www.newhavenbirdclub.org.

Larry Bausher, West Haven
NHBC Publicity Director

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