[CT Birds] New Haven Bird Club Schedule for December
LPBausher at comcast.net
Tue Nov 27 10:40:25 EST 2012
Please note the December schedule of activities of the New Haven Bird
Thursday December 13. Larry Fischer — In the Eye of an Eagle.
Please note new location: Whitney Center Cultural Arts Center, 200
Leeder Hill Drive, Hamden. Free and open to the public. This
evening’s program looks at the history of the American Bald Eagle in
Connecticut since its population was decimated by DDT in the 1940s.
(September this past fall marked the 50th anniversary of the
publication of Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring, the book that helped
launch the environmental movement and the ban on DDT). Larry will
recount a brief history of the reappearance of wintering eagles in
the 1970’s and the current status of bald eagle breeding in CT since
the first successful nest was observed in 1992. And we’ll “get up
close and personal” as we watch Larry’s photo essay “Climbing to an
Eagle Nest” in which he describes what it‘s like to climb some of our
state’s largest trees—some to the height of 90 feet—to come eye to
eye with eaglets in their aerie. Larry is a volunteer for the US
Dept. of the Interior and is president of the Western CT Bird Club.
An amateur ornithologist, Larry has been tracking bird activity since
the 1980s. He scales the same heights to study hawks and owls too in
their nests. Social half-hour at 7:00, program begins at 7:30. For
more information: www.newhavenbirdclub.org or call 203-230-1697.
Family Bird Walk at Silver Sands State Park, Milford. Saturday,
December 1, 9:00 a.m. This walk is oriented toward families that are
interested in learning about birds. Beginners are welcome. The park
is a great place to see waterfowl, shorebirds, and sparrows. Bring
binoculars and a field guide if you have them, appropriates clothing,
and a little bit of curiosity about birds and the natural world. Meet
in the parking lot at the end of Silver Sands Pkwy. Leader—Corrie
Folsom-O’Keefe; 203.630.9640, cfolsom-okeefe at audubon.org.
First Wednesday Walk : Hammonasset State Park, Madison. Wednesday,
December 5, 8:00 a.m. Join us as we explore this birding hotspot for
fall migrants. The varied habitat attracts shorebirds, raptors,
songbirds, and waterfowl. Meet at the park entrance. Leader—Jerry
Connolly. Contact—Tina Green: 203.247.2660, tina at renaissancestudios.com
Saturday, Dec 15. New Haven 113th Annual Christmas Bird Count. Join
other NHBC club members in this fun event, steeped in tradition.
Participate for a few hours or the entire day. Results are sent to
the National Audubon Society and included in an international census.
The compilation dinner is at the Whitney Center Cultural Arts Center,
200 Leeder Hill Drive, Hamden starting about 5:00 PM. For details,
contact Chris Loscalzo at 203-389-6508 or closcalz at optonline.net or
visit www.newhavenbirdclub.org for more information.
Larry Bausher, West Haven
NHBC Publicity Director
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