[CT Birds] New Haven Bird Club June Activities

Larry Bausher via CTBirds ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org
Wed May 28 20:23:48 EDT 2014


Here is the New Haven Bird Club’s schedule of field trips during June:

First Wednesday Walk: White Memorial Foundation, Litchfield.   
Wednesday, June 4, 8:00 am.  Free and open to the public.  White  
Memorial Foundation is a 4,000-acre nature preserve with extensive  
woodlands, conifer plantations, fields, thickets, and wetlands.  The  
preserve is home to more than 115 breeding species and is visited by  
many migrant species. Notable breeding species include: Least  
Bittern, Virginia Rail, Winter Wren, Brown Creeper, Blackburnian  
Warbler, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, and Northern Goshawk. Meet at the  
visitor center parking lot off Bissell Rd., off Rt. 202.  Leader—Greg  
Hanisek.  Tina Green: 203.247.2660, tina at renaissancestudios.com

For those that will be attending the 1st Wednesday Walk at White  
Memorial, Tina Green has organized a private tour of the Livingston   
Ripley Waterfowl Conservancy in Litchfield for interested birders.   
The one hour tour is $12 per person and will begin about 12:30-1:00pm  
to give people time to get lunch following the 1st Wednesday Walk.    
Registration is required as we need a minimum of ten attendees.
Please contact Tina Green by email : petermgreen at hotmail.com or call   
Check out the website to preview the beautiful birds we will be  
seeing- www.lrwc.net

National Trails Day Hike at Naugatuck State Forest, Mt Sanford Block,  
Naugatuck.  Saturday, June 7, 2014, 8:00 am. Free and open to the  
public.  National Trails Day is celebrated across the country with  
hikes, trail work, and naturalist events. NHBC will commemorate the  
event with a birding hike on the oldest hiking trail in CT, the  
Quinnipiac Trail. We’ll leave from the Downes Rd. parking area  
entrance of Naugatuck SP and go through the mountain laurel, beech,  
birch, hickory and oak forest; then up and over Mt. Sanford, at an  
elevation of 890 feet, for beautiful views to the east. Possible  
birds to be seen are Veery, Wood Thrush, Scarlet Tanager, hawks, and  
warblers. Wear sturdy shoes or boots, and bring water and trail  
snacks. The hiking is a bit strenuous. Leader: Craig Repasz:  
203-230-1697 or crepasz at hotmail.com New Haven .

New Haven Summer Bird Count.  Saturday, June 7 and Sunday, June 8.   
Free.  This is a wonderful opportunity to work on your song  
identification skills and to see what birds are nesting in your area.  
For the names of area captains and other information, call Steve  
Mayo: 203.393.0694, rsdmayo at sbcglobal.net

Beginner’s Bird Walk at Bent of the River IBA, Southbury.  Saturday,  
June 14, 2014, 8:30 am.  Free and open to the public. The Bent of the  
River Audubon Sanctuary provides a breadth of habitat for bird  
species, from forests to riparian areas to shrubby meadows.  On this  
walk we’ll look for nesting shrubland birds, including Blue-winged  
Warbler, Prairie Warbler, Field Sparrow and Indigo Bunting.  Shrubby  
meadows are uncommon in CT so it’s a special treat to see and hear  
these species. This walk is geared to beginners but advanced birders  
and families are welcome. Advanced birders can enjoy a day out and  
provide support and inspiration to the newcomers. The Bent is located  
at 185 East Flat Hill Rd.  Meet in the parking lot just beyond the  
entrance. Leader: Corrie Folsom-O'Keefe: 203-630-9640, cfolsom- 
okeefe at audubon.org.

Larry Bausher, West Haven
NHBC Publicity Director

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