[CT Birds] Winter Waterfowl at Connecticut College

Maggie Redfern mredfern at conncoll.edu
Tue Jan 19 15:38:46 EST 2016

Would you please post this upcoming program at the Connecticut College
Arboretum on the CT Birds listserv?

Winter Waterfowl with Bob Askins
Saturday, January 30, 9 to 11 a.m.
Meet and park at the east end of Benham Avenue (Waterford) just before the
railroad tracks.
Reservations required, email arbor at conncoll.edu or call 860-439-5020.

Robert Askins, Katharine Blunt Professor of Biology at Connecticut College
The section of the Thames River from Mamacoke Island to Smith Cove is one
of the best spots in eastern Connecticut to see wintering waterfowl. The
site includes three coves and two salt ponds that provide important habitat
for a variety of ducks that spend the winter in Connecticut. Consequently
this site, which is a natural area within the Connecticut College
Arboretum, has been designated as an Important Bird Area by the National
Audubon Society. During winter, the coves support Hooded Mergansers, Black
Ducks, Canvasbacks and other waterfowl species plus Bald Eagles,
Pied-billed Grebes and American Coots. Dress for the weather. Scopes will
be provided.


Thank you so much,
Maggie Redfern
Assistant Director

Connecticut College Arboretum <http://www.conncoll.edu/the-arboretum/>
270 Mohegan Avenue
New London, CT 06320

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