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The Hartford Audubon Society

P.O. Box 270207
West Hartford, Connecticut

Or e-mail us at: hartfordaudubon@ yahoo.com

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Monthly Meetings:

Meetings include a brief business segment, a summary of recent trip reports and bird sightings, followed by a nature program. They are free and open to the public, except for the annual banquet in May or unless otherwise noted.

Most meetings are held at (unless otherwise specified):
St James's Episcopal Church,
1018 Farmington Ave, West Hartford, CT

Please see map below for location - parking is off road - in the back of the church - enter from the Farmington Rd entrance.

Please Note:
Most meetings begin at 7:30 p.m. preceded by social time starting at 7 p.m. with the following exceptions: 

         Christmas potluck supper - 6:30 p.m.
         May Annual Banquet/meeting – 6 p.m.
         Summer Club Picnic – 6:30 p.m.


st james church map

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Identifying Fall Warblers
Speaker: Greg Hanisek
A renowned Connecticut expert discusses a favorite topic - how to identify warblers in the fall when their coloring has changed and they aren't singing!

Note:  Gardeners and crafters: from your garden bring a flower, vegetable, arrangement, or a fall craft to enter a competition.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017
What You Need to be a Successful Purple Martin Landlord
Menunkatuck Audubon Society Board Member
The Menunkatuck Audubon Society manages three successful Purple Martin colonies along coastal CT. Our speaker will share the progress and challenges of this project over the last 12 years

Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Feathered Feet
Speaker: Shary Siksay
This program will focus on the structure, form, and function of avian feet. Feathered and un-feathered avian feet will be discussed in terms of how they help species to adapt to their environments.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 – 6:30 p.m.
Holiday Pot Luck Supper
Come join us in this fun event to celebrate the holiday season. A teacup auction and showing of member photos will follow supper. Bring silverware, plates, a dish to share and something for the teacup auction.

After dinner there will be a member fashion show. Wear your favorite bird T‑shirt or hat, and tell us why it is so special to you. Or wear a Christmas clothing item and show it off. Let’s have some fun!

You have an opportunity to show up to 15 photographs of your choice. Contact Mona Cavallero for details on emailing photos to her before the meeting at 860-523-0414 or mcavallero1@comcast.net.  Please plan on submitting photos by December 5th to allow preparation of presentations.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018
The Connecticut Bird Atlas Project
Speaker: Connecticut Bird Atlas Project Team Member

Just as for the 1994 atlas, the state birding community will be needed again when a new Connecticut Bird Atlas Project begins in 2018. This atlas will include all birds that utilize Connecticut to breed, winter or migrate.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Winter Birding in the Lower Rio Grande
Speaker: Tom Harrington
Tom will recount highlights of the many birds he encountered and the places
he visited during a trip to McAllen, Texas in the lower Rio Grande Valley.

Please Note:  The March meeting below has been cancelled due to the predicted winter storm. 

Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Owls of Western Connecticut
Speaker: Larry Fischer
This talk will focus on owl behavior, nesting habitat requirements, and other interesting facts while showing close‑up photographs of the owls in our state.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Life on the Edge —  Sparrows of the Salt Marsh
Speaker: Walter Berry

Seaside and Saltmarsh Sparrows live really different lives in the same New England salt marshes. One nests above the ground in a defended territory, with bi-parental care; in the other, non‑territorial females are ground‑nesting single parents with multiple mates.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - starting at 5:30 pm
Annual Meeting / Banquet,
Pond House, Elizabeth Park - W. Hartford
The Annual Meeting features the election of Officers and Directors, Treasurer’s report, presentation of the Member of the Year award, and the President’s address and featured speaker below.

Becoming a Bird Artist
Speaker: Mike DiGiorgio
Connecticut resident and nature artist, Michael DiGiorgio, will describe the evolution of his life as a painter of birds, from a young boy to one of the country’s leading bird illustrators.                    

Note: Dress for a bird themed masquerade with anything from a simple feather to the creative and stylish. Let your imagination FLY! We will do some birding around the banquet room with prizes for “the highest count.”
A costume is not required to attend.


Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 6 pm
Potluck Picnic/Supper - Warming Shed, Northwest Park
Look for Orchard Orioles, Indigo Buntings, and Bluebirds before supper.
The picnic will be a Potluck. Please, bring a dish of your choice. Don’t forget serving utensils. The picnic will conclude with a brief meeting.













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