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
see map below for location - parking is off road - in the back of the
church - enter from the Farmington Rd entrance.
begin at 7:30 p.m. preceded by social time starting at 7 p.m. with the
Christmas potluck supper - 6:30
May Annual Banquet/meeting – 6
Summer Club Picnic – 6:30 p.m.
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
Gardeners and crafters: from your garden bring a flower, vegetable,
arrangement, or a fall craft to enter a competition.
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Need to be a Successful Purple Martin Landlord
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
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
Please plan on submitting photos by December 5th to allow preparation of
Tuesday, January 9, 2018
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
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.
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
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
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
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - starting at 6 pm
Annual Meeting / Banquet,
Pond House, Elizabeth Park - W. Hartford
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
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
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