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Audubon Society

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The Hartford Audubon Society was founded in 1909 as a non profit organization. The purpose of the Society is to foster and promote public interest in conservation of our wildlife and other natural resources, and the study and protection of birds.  It may hold title to land for use as wildlife sanctuaries.

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**Big January of Birding


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2017 Christmas Bird
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**Hartford Audubon Society announces its Second Annual Hartford Big January of Birding!

January starts a new year, and, for birdwatchers, a new year for “birding”!

In the spirit of expanding public interest in birdwatching and ecology, the Hartford Audubon Society is sponsoring a challenge to all age groups:

To see as many wild birds in Hartford County during the month of January as you can!

To enter the contest, all you need to do is record your observations on the Cornell birding website and submit them to Hartford Audubon.

Time Frame: From January 1 through January 31, 2018

Requirements: Open to anyone. There is no charge to participate and you do not need to be a member of Hartford Audubon.

Age Groups for Prizes:

·        Youth: ages 4 – 10; need to see and record at least 25 species of birds in Hartford County

·        Teens: Ages 11 – 17; need to see and record at least 35 species of birds in Hartford County

·        Adults: Ages 18 - ?; need to see and record at least 65 species of birds in Hartford County


·        You can be from anywhere and do not need to be a member of Hartford Audubon.

·     Birds must be seen in Hartford County, only during January, 2017.

There are two formats for your submissions:

1)   Sightings can be recorded online at ebird.org, which is a free, international birding site sponsored by Audubon and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology*. If you are new  to ebird.org, create a profile and begin submitting observations. The site will maintain your list for you. If you are teacher, you can create a profile for your class, and must include a photograph with each species entry. you can download and forward to me for the month (be sure to only include sites in Hartford County),

 2)  You can write or type up a list that includes the date, species, and location seen and email it.

Email your list to HAS at sffaulkner@comcast.net.

Deadline for submission: Friday, February 9th.

Awards: Every participant who reaches the minimum required species for their group will be sent a Certificate of Hartford Big January of Birding, once your sightings in ebird.org have been checked and verified by the Board of Hartford Audubon. And the “biggest” winners in each category will be given a special prize for their high counts of birds in Connecticut in January.  

 *The ebird.org site is maintained for free public use, research, and educational purposes by Cornell University. Personal information is never made public nor shared unless specifically authorized by the individual. It’s a wonderful site for bird information; maintaining personal birding lists; learning about great “hot spots” for birding in Connecticut, the country and around the world; and contributing to research and conservation information about birds

If you would like to download a copy of these instructions, please click here.



HASnotes is our E-mail system for dispersal of club information and communication amongst our members. It affords rapid transmission of time sensitive & short notice announcements regarding schedule changes, trip cancellations, weekday walks, etc. Your email address remain protected, private & is not distributed.

HASnotes is a messaging and forum system for announcements by the Hartford Audubon Society. For more information regarding this tool and how to use it, please click on the following link: HASnotes Help

If you would like to be included in HASnotes, please contact Fred Nowak (FredNowak@comcast.net).

There is also a web site that serves as an archive of organizational and historical information for HAS members. It's name is HASmember and it can be reached at the following link:


HAS Places Map
The link below will bring you to a map of trip meeting points and meeting locations for HAS.  It includes the general locations for our monthly meetings (St. James Church Hall, Wood Library, or Northwest Park), the Wildlife Series (McAuley Residence Auditorium) the Sanctuaries and the approximate boundaries of the Sanctuaries and all of our scheduled field trips.



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