RTPEC Migration Madness 2023
Join us for Connecticut Audubon’s 6th annual Migration Madness weekend!
This family-friendly weekend runs May 20-21 and will focus on Connecticut’s bird populations during the height of spring migration. Sign up for our bird walks and family fun event!
Don’t forget your binoculars! For more information, visit the Migration Madness homepage!
Friday, May 19
Friday, May 19; 5-7 p.m.
Bird Walk at Oswegatchie Hills Preserve, Niantic
Kick off our Migration Madness Weekend early! Located along the Niantic River, the upland forests of the Oswegatchie Hills Preserve are the perfect spot for migrating songbirds to stop to refuel and rest. We’ll search for warblers, vireos, tanagers, and more among the trees and along the edges of Clark Pond during one of the best weekends of birding in CT! $ 13 members; $18 non-members
Saturday, May 20
Saturday, May 20; 8-10 am
Spring Migration Walk
Connecticut College Arboretum, New London
Native birds need native plants, and they find plenty of them at the Connecticut College Arboretum! In the forests, we will search for Scarlet Tanagers, Veerys, and numerous warblers. We’ll watch swallows feed on insects over the pond, and hummingbirds feeding on the many native flower species. Best for ages 13 and up. Free program however registration is required. Limited to 10 participants. Free for members of CT Audubon and the CT College Arboretum; $10 non-members
Register Here – Program at Capacity
Saturday, May 20; 1-5 p.m.
Family Fun event at the RTP Estuary Center
Join us for an afternoon of family fun along the banks of the Lieutenant River! Enjoy bird themed games, activities, and art. At 3pm we will welcome local band Sunny Train! Suggested donation of $20 per family. Registration recommended. All ages welcome!
Sunday, May 21
Sunday, May 21; 8-9 a.m.
Bird Walk at the RTP Estuary Center
Though only 5 acres, the diverse habitats of the RTPEC have hosted a wide array of bird species, and provides an important stopover site for migrating songbirds. Join us as we search for the spring migrants in one of CT Audubon’s newest sanctuaries! $ 8 members; $13 non-members
Sunday, May 21; 10-11 a.m.
Family Bird Walk at Rocky Neck State Park, East Lyme
Walk the sandy beaches and explore the various habitats on our Family Bird Walk! Shorebirds can be seen on the beach and marsh, and songbirds flit about the brush and in the woods. The trails are kid friendly, and there’s always lots to see! Suitable for ages 6 and up! $8 members; $13 non-members; Children 10 and under free.
The highlight of the weekend will be the Birdathon, a friendly competition to find and count as many bird species as possible.
Don’t want to join the Birdathon yourself? Then consider sponsoring, Joe Attwater, RTPEC Conservation and Education Coordinator!