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Featured Day Trips
Eagle/Osprey Cruises On The CT River
April 28 11:30am-2pm Newly Added Date and Time!
Join us during the cross-over portion of bird migration on the Connecticut River. As most of the wintering Bald Eagles return to their territory up north, the Osprey arrive back to the lower CT River Valley in mid-March. Join us aboard RiverQuest as we search for the lower valley’s resident eagles and and check-in-on their newly hatched chicks, as well as watch the Osprey prepare their nest for the arrival of their young. Fee: All passengers $35. Children 8 and over please. Our Eagle Cruises continue the great tradition of our Eagle Festival.
Annual Lyme Loop
Wed., May 8 6AM-3PM
Travel through Lyme and Nehantic State Forest in search or neo-tropical migrants. The various habitats of the state forests include wetlands, streams, and ponds, all excellent places in spring for the morning chorus of warblers, vireos, and other songbirds. Leader: Andrew Griswold. Members $75/Nonmembers $85.
Connecticut Rarities Chase
Wed., May 15 8AM-7PM
Join Andy Griswold for the chase of the day! After checking the birding hot lines, Andy will choose the most interesting rarity that can be found within a day’s drive. Take part in the exciting adventure of finding a rare species in our region or possibly even a life bird for your list. Leader: Andy Griswold. Members $95/Nonmembers $105.
Warblers of Southeastern Connecticut
Wed., May 22 6AM-3PM
May is the best time for seeing some of North America’s most beautiful birds, the warblers. At this time of year, these tiny, brightly colored, insect-eating birds begin to return to their North American breeding grounds from Central and South America. Male warblers sing high-pitched songs during migration and nesting season, making them even more conspicuous. Great trip for photographers! Leader: Andrew Griswold. Members $65/Nonmembers $75.
Hiking & History of Selden Island
Sat., May 25 9:00AM – 12:30AM
Join a historian, a botanist, and bird expert for a cruise up the Connecticut River to Selden Island. Selden Island is the largest island on the Connecticut River and in Connecticut waters. Both the river and the island will fascinate participants with their rich history. The trip provides opportunity to learn about local botany, geology, and birds. And perhaps you’ll be lucky enough to see some of our resident Bald Eagles en route! Fee: $40 all travelers.
SEARCH FOR RARITIES
Have you ever wanted to search for a rare bird near Connecticut, but couldn’t find directions or were concerned about going alone? Here’s your chance to join CAS EcoTravel Rarities Expeditions. We’ll provide the transportation, driver, pleasant company, experienced leadership, and logistical arrangements. This is how it works: first, call EcoTravel to sign on. Then, when a “bird of significance” is in the area, EcoTravel will contact you with the chance to join the adventure. You have the option of coming along or waiting for the next big rarity. The fee will be determined by how far we have to drive for each bird and the number of people participating. Call 800-996-8747 to get your name on the list! Call now so you will not miss out!
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