[CT Birds] New Haven Bird Club Schedule of Activities during December
LPBausher at comcast.net
Tue Nov 26 10:29:57 EST 2013
Here is the New Haven Bird Club’s schedule of activities during
Thursday December 12. Gina Nichol — “How to Get Close to the Bird”.
Whitney Center Cultural Arts Center, 200 Leeder Hill Drive, Hamden.
Free and open to the public. One of the most satisfying aspects of
birding is getting a good close view of a wild bird, a look that
allows us to study plumage features, observe behavior, or simply
enjoy the aesthetic experience. Yet getting close to birds is not so
easy. Binoculars and spotting scopes help and most birders know not
to wear white in the field but what are some other ways to improve
our chances of getting a satisfying view of a bird? This program will
focus on “fieldcraft,” the field practices and specialist skills for
observing birds at close range. With the goal of raising
gratification and lowering the frustration that sometimes comes in
birding, Gina will discuss techniques that advance birding
proficiency and get those killer views. Gina is more than qualified
to dispense good birding tips. A career as a naturalist and a passion
for birds have taken her to all seven continents. She operates
Sunrise Birding, which offers personalized and affordable small group
birding and wildlife tours to destinations around the world. Social
half-hour at 7:00, program begins at 7:30. For more information:
www.newhavenbirdclub.org or call 203-230-1697.
First Wednesday Walk: Hammonasset State Park, Madison. Wednesday,
December 4, 8:00 am. Free and open to the public. 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
114th Annual New Haven Christmas Bird Count. Saturday, December 14,
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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