[CT Birds] New Haven Bird Club Schedule of Activities during December

Larry Bausher LPBausher at comcast.net
Tue Nov 26 10:29:57 EST 2013


Here is the New Haven Bird Club’s schedule of activities during  

Indoor Meeting:

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.

Field Trips:

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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