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 11, 2018
A Bird in the Hand: Tales from Bent of the River Bird Banding
Speaker: Corrie Folsom-O'Keefe
Corrie will share how banding information collected on the sanctuary
grounds is used to make informed management decisions regarding the
sanctuary's shrubland habitat
Tuesday, October 9, 2018
Speaker: Larry Fisher
Larry will focus on owl behavior, nesting habitat
requirements, and other interesting facts while including close‑up
photographs of the owls in our state.
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Seabirds and Changing Oceans
Speaker: Tom Robben
This overview of sea birding includes: an introduction to pelagic trips,
the main groups of seabirds, videos and identification tips, and the life
histories of a few amazing species
Tuesday, December 11, 2018 – 6:30 p.m.
Holiday Pot Luck Supper
Bring your favorite dish for sharing and your own table
setting. Beverages will be provided. Bring a bird related $5.00 wrapped
gift to place under the Christmas tree. Participants will randomly choose
a gift to open after dinner. Also bring a birding treasure that you no
longer need for the tea cup auction.
You have an opportunity to show up to 12-15 photographs of your choice.
Contact Mona Cavallero for details on emailing photos to her before the meeting
Please plan on submitting photos by December 1st to allow preparation of
Tuesday, January 8, 2019
Hitchcock's Primeval Birds
Speaker: Paul Cianfaglione
Rev. Edward Hitchcock was one of America’s first dedicated
dinosaur paleontologists. To him, the fossil tracks in the CT Valley were
the marks of prehistoric birds. Come hear his story.
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Speaker: Julie Victoria
Ospreys have been monitored in Connecticut since 1969. This research
continues with volunteer opportunities to help monitor Osprey nesting
Tuesday, March 12, 2019
The Inextricable Link
between Songbirds and Plants
Speaker: Peter Picone
Peter will describe the enhancing of bird habitats on state and
private land and listeners will come away with ideas for creating and
enhancing wildlife habitats in their own surroundings. Videos will
demonstrate the cover and seasonal food value of CT’s native plants.
Tuesday, April 9, 2019
A Look at Song Bird
Spector and Sam Peabody
transcriptions—whatever you call them—this program might help you “cheer
up cheerily,” as David and his mystery co‑presenter discuss the history of
some of the expressions that help us remember bird songs.
Tuesday, May 14, 2019 - starting at 5:30 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.
Afterwards, everyone is invited to play Connecticut Bird
Bingo! Come have lots of fun and win prizes.
Tuesday, June 11, 2019 - 6 pm
Picnic/Supper - Warming Shed, 145 Lang Rd, Northwest Park
Join us for a bird walk and the company of
our members to kick off the summer! A bird walk will be led at 5:00pm when
we hope to see orchard orioles, indigo buntings, and bluebirds. Bring a
dish of your choice, its serving utensils, and your place setting. The
picnic will conclude with a brief meeting.