[CT Birds] Hammo early entry
Kathy Van Der Aue
kathyvda at gmail.com
Sun May 7 22:38:37 EDT 2017
Program to Allow Early Access for Birders Continues This Season
DEEP Director of Parks and Outdoor Recreation Tom Tyler is pleased to
announce that the program to allow birders and photographers early access,
to Hammonasset Beach State Park mirroring the access currently permitted
for fishing. Unfortunately due to the severe budget cuts to Parks and
Recreation, the program will only run from Memorial Day weekend through
Labor Day weekend.
Such early access will be permitted to birders in possession of a current
(2017) Connecticut Migratory Bird Conservation (Duck) Stamp and bird
watching gear. The Duck Stamps cost $17.00 and can be obtained at most
Town Clerk’s offices and at many retail outlets. The following link has
information on the Duck Stamp and a link to outlets for purchase. Note:
Do not try to heat laminate this piece of paper as it renders it unreadable!
This is how it will work:
The gate is manned 24/7 during the summer. Permits are available from 5:30
p.m. to 6:30 a.m. Due to the fact that beachgoers begin lining up for 8:00
a.m. entry by 6:30 a.m., no entry will be allowed between the hours of 6:30
a.m. and 8:00 a.m. You may leave the park, but not enter. Please note that
the pass does not entitle the bearer to entry for recreational use such as
You must sign in and get a pass each time when entering the park. Each
person in the car must possess a Duck Stamp with the exception of children
under 16 years of age. You would arrive at the main gate, show your Duck
Stamp and bird watching gear, enter the office to sign the log, and receive
a pass. You would already need to have purchased a duck stamp (available
on-line), as DEEP does not have the capability to sell them anywhere in the
park. There is no charge for the permit. This permit is to be displayed
on the dashboard of the car.
*Access is limited! *To avoid disturbing campers, access will be limited
to the following areas:
Birders will be allowed to stop for bird viewing and photography from the
East Beach parking lot, and further east to Meigs Point. For birders
accessing East Beach parking area, and also birding along the road from
East Beach to Meigs, we will ask that folks remain in the near vicinity of
their cars. As previously discussed, we will also authorize birding
activities in the general Meigs Point, Willard Island area.
Kathy Van Der Aue
Visit my Blog at http://naturaliststable.wordpress.com
On Sun, May 7, 2017 at 9:36 PM, lovestogarden <lovestogarden at comcast.net>
> How do we access the Hammock early entrance guidelines?
> Gailey Teller
> Madison CT
> Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone
> -------- Original message --------
> From: Kathy Van Der Aue via CTBirds <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
> Date: 5/7/17 6:15 PM (GMT-05:00)
> To: NANCY SCHUMANN <nancyschumann27 at comcast.net>
> Cc: List CT Birds <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
> Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Hammo early entry
> Yes, they are continuing the program with the same rules as last year. We
> have an announcement in the COA Bulletin, due out later this month).
> Unfortunately due to the budget crisis, the program for birders and people
> fishing, will only go from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend
> as that is all the budget will permit the gate to be manned for 24 hours.
> If anyone needs a reminder on the guidelines and isn't a member of COA
> (therefore not receiving the Bulletin) let me know.
> Kathy Van Der Aue
> Southport, Connecticut
> Visit my Blog at http://naturaliststable.wordpress.com
> On Sun, May 7, 2017 at 1:10 PM, NANCY SCHUMANN via CTBirds <
> ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org> wrote:
> > Dos anyone know if Hammo is allowing birding early entry this year? If
> > same rules as last year?
> > Thanks!
> > Nancy Schumann
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