[CT Birds] Early May New Haven Bird Club Events

Larry Bausher LPBausher at comcast.net
Sun Apr 26 21:57:29 EDT 2015


Folks:

Please note that there is still time to register for the New haven Bird Club's Annual Banquet.  Reservations can still be made this week up until Friday, May 1 in spite of the April 25 deadline referred to at the NHBC website.  The banquet is Thursday, May 14, at Amarante's Restaurant, 62 Cove St, New Haven.  It is open to the public, so bring some friends.  Social hour at 6 PM, dinner at 7 PM. Reservation with payment and choice of entrée (Beef, Chicken, or Vegetarian) required in advance;  members, $35.00, non-members, $40.00, cash bar.   To make your reservation online and for other banquet details go to www.newhavenbirdclub.org <http://www.newhavenbirdclub.org/> and follow the link to Events/Annual Banquet. Bring cash to participate in raffle.  Speaker: Wayne Petersen – “Svalbard: An Arctic Naturalist’s Paradise”.

Field Trips:

East Rock Park with Ranger Dan. May 2 8:00 am. Free.  Join Ranger Dan Barvir at this premier site for viewing warblers and other spring migrants. Meet at Rice Field (baseball field) end of East Rock. Take East Rock Rd. to Farnham, turn right and follow Farnham past Orange St. intersection. The baseball field is on the right. Dan Barvir: 203.946.6086. East Rock Park is part of the New Haven Parks Department.


East Rock Park Garlic Mustard Pull, New Haven.  May 2, 11:30, following the bird walk with Ranger Dan.  Free. Dan’s bird walk will end around 11:30, and after a lunch break, we will get to work pulling garlic mustard in a heavily infested area of the park. After the bird walk, meet at the Eli Whitney Museum.  Craig Repasz: 203-230-1697 or crepasz at hotmail.com <mailto:crepasz at hotmail.com>. East Rock Park is part of the New Haven Parks Department.

 

Bird Walk for Families at East Rock Park, New Haven.  Saturday, May 2, 9:00 a.m. Free.  On this walk by the park's Mill River, children, accompanied by adults, will search for warblers and other spring migrants. Meet at the Eli Whitney Museum parking lot. Leader-Florence McBride: 203.288.6777, j.mcbride at yale.edu <mailto:j.mcbride at yale.edu>.  East Rock Park is part of the New Haven Parks Department.



Bent of the River Wildlife Sanctuary, Southbury. May 3, 7:30 am.  Free.  Explore a prime birding location along the Pomperaug River where more than 100 species of birds have been observed in a single day. Directions: Exit 14 off I-84. Go north on Rt. 172, to the village of South Britain. Turn left onto East Flat Hill Rd. next to the church. Continue to Sanctuary entrance on the left.  Roy Harvey: 203.888.5757, rmharvey at snet.net <mailto:rmharvey at snet.net>.



First Wednesday Walk: East Rock Park, New Haven.  Wednesday, May 6, 7:30 a.m. Free. One of the best places in the state to see warblers and other spring migrants. Meet at the Eli Whitney Museum parking lot near the covered bridge. Tina Green: 203 247-2660, tina at renaissancestudios.com <mailto:tina at renaissancestudios.com>. East Rock Park is part of the New Haven Parks Department.

 

Big Day Marathon.  May 9, 6:00 am.  Free.  Start at East Rock Park and search other local migrant traps including the coast from Stratford to Hammonasset. Meet at Eli Whitney Museum parking lot at 6:00 or at 7:30 am. Leader, John Oshlic: john.oshlic at yahoo.com <mailto:john.oshlic at yahoo.com> or 203-584-1955.



Racebrook Tract, Orange and Woodbridge.  May 10, 7:30 am. Free. Celebrate Mother’s Day with us as we walk the trails at this former Regional Water Authority property in search of spring migrants and summer residents.  Meet at the parking lot on Racebrook Road (Route 114) just north of Derby Turnpike (Route 34).  Leaders: Chris Loscalzo and Judy Moore.  Contact Chris Loscalzo: 203-389-6508 or closcalz at optonline.net <mailto:closcalz at optonline.net>.



Thanks,


Larry Bausher

West Haven

NHBC Publicity


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