[CT Birds] New Haven Bird Club June Field Trips

Larry Bausher LPBausher at comcast.net
Sat May 30 17:04:22 EDT 2015


Please note the following NHBC field trips occurring during June.

First Wednesday Walk: Mohawk Mountain State Park and Forest, Cornwall.  Wednesday, June 3, 2015, 8:00 am. Free and open to the public. Greg Hanisek, one of the best birders in the state, will lead the walk in this scenic and spacious forest in the northern part of the state.  Nesting species here include Blue-headed Vireo, Hermit Thrush, Canada  Warbler and  Black-throated  Blue Warbler.  Meet at the Park entrance on Rte. 4 in Cornwall, four miles west of Goshen.  Contact: Tina Green: 203-247-2660 or tina at renaissancestudios.com <mailto:tina at renaissancestudios.com>.

National Trails Day Hike at Naugatuck State Forest.  Saturday, June 6, 2015, 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 <mailto:crepasz at hotmail.com>.

New Haven Summer Bird Count.  Saturday, June 6 and Sunday, June 7.  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 <mailto:rsdmayo at sbcglobal.net>.

Beginner’s Bird Walk: Grassland and Shrubland Bird Tour.  Saturday, June 13th, 2015, 8:30 am.  Free and open to the public.  On this trip we will look for grassland and shrubland birds, including Bobolink, American Kestrel, Blue-winged Warbler, and Indigo Bunting. Grasslands and shrublands are uncommon in CT so it is a treat to see and hear species associated with these habitats.  We will meet at the Bent of the River Important Bird Area, then carpool to Good Hill Farm IBA, stop at Southbury Training School and return to the Bent to explore that Audubon Sanctuary.  This walk is geared to beginners but families and all levels of birders are welcome. More advanced birders will enjoy a great day out but will also provide support and inspiration to the newcomers. The Bent is at 185 East Flat Hill Rd., Southbury. Meet in the parking lot at the entrance.  Leader: Corrie Folsom-O'Keefe: 203-630-9640 or cfolsom-okeefe at audubon.org <mailto:cfolsom-okeefe at audubon.org>.

Larry Bausher
West Haven

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