[CT Birds] New Haven Bird Club Activities in January

Larry Bausher LPBausher at comcast.net
Mon Dec 29 17:26:46 EST 2014


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

Indoor Meeting:

Thursday, January 8, 2015, 7:00 pm.  John Himmelman.  Birds: Their  
Side of the Story.  Whitney Center Cultural Arts Center, 200 Leeder  
Hill Drive, Hamden.  Free and open to the public.  How and why did  
our best known birds get to be so well known? And what are some of  
the crazy things they make us do? John will share light-hearted  
stories of birds and birding, from cuisine to cartoons, ornaments to  
icons, murmurs to murders. You’ll get a whole new look at the avian  
friends we so admire (and some, not so much!)  An author,  
illustrator, and naturalist, John is a past president of NHBC and the  
Killingworth Land Trust. He co-founded the CT Butterfly Assoc. and  
has lectured and led trips throughout the US in search of various  
flora and fauna. Some of his books for adults and children on a  
variety of natural history subjects will be available for sale and  
signing at the meeting.  Social half-hour at 7:00, program begins at  
7:30.  For more information: www.newhavenbirdclub.org or 203-230-1697.

Field Trips:

First Wednesday Walk: Sherwood Island St. Park, Westport.  Wednesday,  
January 7, 2015, 8:00 am. Free and open to the public.  Enjoy a mid- 
week trip to this fine birding spot on Long Island Sound at Exit 18  
of I-95.  We will check the Sound for loons, goldeneye, grebes, and  
other sea ducks. The park’s fields are a good place to look for  
Horned Larks, Snow Buntings, and sparrows. Meet at the main parking  
lot in the park. Leader—Tina Green: 203.247.2660,  
tina at renaissancestudios.com

Stratford/Milford Birding Tour.   Sunday, January 18, 2015, 7:30  
am.   Free and open to the public. Today we visit the marshes and  
beaches in Stratford and Milford.  We’ll be looking for sea ducks  
including scoters, scaup, loons and grebes, gulls, raptors, and  
shorebirds.  Meet at the commuter lot on Schoolhouse Road in Milford  
just south of Exit 35 on I-95.
Leader—Chris Loscalzo: 203.389.6508, closcalz at optonline.net

Hammonasset State Park, Madison.  Saturday, January 31, 2015, 8:00  
am. Free and open to the public.  Join us as we visit this premier CT  
birding location for a mid-winter excursion.  We will be looking for  
sea ducks, shorebirds, grassland species, and winter finches. Meet at  
the Nature Center parking lot.  We will check several areas in the  
park, including the campgrounds area.  Leader and contact person:  
Paul Wolter: 860-681-5548 or pwolter6 at earthlink.net.

Larry Bausher, West Haven
NHBC Publicity Director

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