Connecticut Audbon Society

Birds from Here and There: A Fundraiser for Puerto Rican Birds

August 8, 2018 – Please join us at Real Art Ways in Hartford on Thursday, September 27, for “Birds from Here and There,” a great evening of photographs, birds, conversation, and food to help raise funds for Puerto Rican bird conservation.

Bird habitat in Puerto Rico was devastated by Hurricane Maria last September. As the island’s communities struggle still to recover, so do its birds. Proceeds from “Birds from Here and There” will go to the Puerto Rico Ornithological Society (Sociedad Ortinológica Puertorriqueña) to be used in conservation work throughout the island.

Hors D’ouevres by Aqui Me Quedo of Hartford. Cash bar.


Wildlife photographer Javier Román-Nieves will highlight the evening with a presentation of his photographs of the birds “from here and there,” underscoring the link between the birds of Puerto Rico and, through migration, the birds of Connecticut.

Javier is a native of Puerto Rico and a student at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies.

Tickets are just $15 per person.

All of the event’s expenses are being covered by the William C. Young Family Foundation. All of Connecticut Audubon’s staff time is being covered by Connecticut Audubon.
So all funds raised, including the $15 ticket price, go directly to the cause.

Javier’s presentation will be accompanied by an auction of his photographs, and followed by a sale and signing of his book.

Please join us to help the recovery effort.

We are hosting this event with our partners – the Connecticut Puerto Rican Agenda, the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, the William C. Young Family Foundation, and Real Art Ways.

Please note: tickets will only be sold online in advance of the event.






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