[CT Birds] Connecticut Audubon Coastal Center: Bird walk and molt workshop tomorrow

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Fri Oct 18 15:50:46 EDT 2013

Hidden Gems Series: Bird Walks in Milford& StratfordParks 
7:45 – 8:45 a.m.*

Saturday, October 19: Silver Sands State Park – Sparrows andother migrants
(meet at the main parking lot)
Saturday, October 26: Eisenhower Park (CommunityGardens) – Sparrows andother migrants
Saturday, November 23:Milford Point – Thanksgiving Duck walk
Milford and Stratfordare blessed with many wonderful parks. Expert birder Frank Gallo, Director ofConnecticut Audubon’s Coastal Center (CAS), has handpicked the best sites toexplore in autumn, from hidden gems, such as BoothPark, to more well-known sites, suchas Silver Sands State Park.Frank will guide walkers to a variety of species of seasonal birds at eachlocation. No experience necessary. Binoculars are available upon request.Preregistration recommended. Contact Louise at 203-878-7440 x 502 to registerand to request binoculars. Meet at each park; directions will be provided.
Fee: 7 weeks $60 ($35seniors, $45 CAS members); weekly $9 per walk ($5 seniors, $7 CAS members)
Fall Bird Banding and Molt Workshop
Saturday, October 19 
9:15 a.m.-11 a.m.
Understanding molt is an incredibly powerful tool forhelping to age, sex, and identify birds in the field, and it’s a difficultprocess to master on your own. Here’s a chance to join experienced Master BirdBanders, Sean Graesser and FrankGallo, for an up-close look at songbird molt, as we catch tag and releasemigrating birds at the Coastal Center. Participant willexperience the entire banding process, from extracting birds from the nets, toaging, and sexing birds, and recording data. Banding will be followed by amulti-media presentation with detailed photos of songbird molt. Don’t miss thisunique opportunity. Meet at the ConnecticutAudubon Coastal Center at Milford Point. Call Louise to register at2013-878-7440 or just come by. 
Fee: $30/Person ($15 Seniors, $25 CAS members)

- See more at:http://www.ctaudubon.org/coastal-center-at-milford-point/#sthash.hrEHTlUR.dpuf


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