[CT Birds] Bird Walk with Ken Elkins at Bent of the RIver 5.3.14

SOPHIE ZYLA sophiezyla at snet.net
Mon Apr 28 19:27:13 EDT 2014

Join expert birder Ken Elkins and Naugatuck Valley Audubon for an entertaining and educational 
early morning bird walk at Bent of the River Audubon Center in 
Southbury, CT on Saturday, May 3rd. Since Ken works out of this location, he knows the river, fields, and woodlands well! Ken will lead us to the best birding 
locations and provide lessons and hints for bird identification and 
vocalizations along the way. Get out that checklist and knock off some 
of those 189 species that have been found at Bent!

Ken Elkins has a degreein Environmental Biology from SUNY and has worked in environmental 
education for over 10 years before joining the staff at Bent of the 
River in 2008. Ken recently developed the multisensory and low cost 
therapeutic “Bird Tales” program to bring the natural outdoor world of 
birds to those living with dementia and helps them to share their 
experiences with others. Ken began bird watching when he was 10 years 
old and is an expert not only at birding but all other wildlife, as an 
educator, conservationist, ecologist, naturalist and more. He is an 
Education Program Manager with the National Audubon Society with 
previous positions as President of Connecticut Ornithological 
Association, Director of Education at Connecticut Audubon Society, and 
as a Teacher/Naturalist at Westmoor Park. 

Meet at the main parking area at 7 am to catch the early birds!  Saturday, May 3, 2014

Sophie Zyla
Beacon Falls, CT
Naugatuck Valley Audubon Society


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