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RTP Estuary Center Migration Magic 2024 Programs List

Bird Walks/Webinars

Warblers Webinar 
May 15;  6-7 p.m. 
via Zoom 
Often known as “jewels of the bird world”, warblers are among the most sought-after birds during spring migration, as dozens of species make their way into and through Connecticut on their northbound journeys. In this webinar, Conservation & Education Coordinator Joe Attwater will go over the incredible migrations these birds undertake, and which ones you can expect to see in Connecticut in spring. Joe will discuss: Warbler Migration, Behaviors, CT Species, Threats & Conservation. Free; registration required 
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Shorebird Walk at Bluff Point State Park, Groton
Friday, May 17; 2-4 p.m. 
Bluff Point is part of Connecticut’s only National Estuarine Research Reserve and is an important spot for migrating shorebirds and nesting Piping Plovers. It’s coastal forests are home to warblers, vireos, orioles, and more, and wading herons and egrets feed from the salt marshes. Walk will be approximately 3-miles out and back on level dirt trails. Restrooms on site. $13 members; $18 non-members 
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Shorebird Walk at Harkness Memorial Stare Park, Waterford
Saturday, May 18; 9-11 a.m. 
With sweeping views of Long Island Sounds, the beaches and mudflats of Harkness State Park are the perfect stopover sites for migrating shorebirds. The sound and Goshen cove also hold waterfowl and wading birds. Walk will be approximately 1-1.5 miles out and back on level grass, dirt, and paved terrain. Exposure to sun and wind possible depending on weather. Portable toilets on site. $13 members; $18 non-members 
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Shorebird Walk at Hammonasset Beach State Park, Madison
Saturday, May 18; 2-4 p.m. 
One of the best birding destinations in the state, Hammonasset boasts more bird species recorded than any other in Connecticut. With sandy and rocky beaches, salt marshes, and open fields, it’s a shorebird paradise. Walk will be approximately 1.5-2 miles on level grassy, sandy, and dirt terrain, as well as some paved areas. Restrooms on site. $13 members; $18 non-members 
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Shorebird Walk at Barn Island WMA, Stonington
Sunday, May 19; 8 – 10 a.m. 
Barn Island is a globally important bird area, with over 1,000 acres of diverse habitat in management. We’ll search the extensive salt marshes for migrating and nesting shorebirds and wading birds in one of the largest coastal reserves in CT.  Walk will be approximately 1-1.5 miles out and back on level dirt and gravel paths. Exposure to sun and wind possible depending on weather. No restrooms on site. $13 members; $18 non-members 
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Shorebird/Coastal Bird Family Walk at Rocky Neck State Park, East Lyme 
Sunday, May 19; 10:30-11:30 a.m. 
Rocky Neck State Park’s large saltmarsh is the perfect spot to look for shorebirds, waterfowl, herons, and egrets. Osprey and Bald Eagles fly overhead, and the beaches are home to gulls and terns. Join us on this family friendly walk as we look for the diverse array of birds that rely on this coastal park! Walk will be an approximately 1-mile loop on level dirt, grass, and paved terrains. Exposure to sun and wind possible depending on weather. Restrooms on site. $5 child; $10 members; $15 non-members 
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