Join us at Deer Pond Farm for our Migration Madness events! These are part of a three day statewide event to support the conservation work of the Connecticut Audubon Society.
Birders of all skill levels can also engage in a fun and friendly Bird-a-thon competition to find and count birds throughout Connecticut. Timed for the peak of bird migration!
For more information on this statewide event and to see the full schedule, click here.
Watch our master bird banding crew in action. See birds up close as we gently catch them, record measurements and safely release them. Participants may release a bird.
Fee: $5 CAS members; $10 non-members.
Celebrate high spring at the Connecticut River's mouth by observing Osprey behavior along the edge of the historical salt marsh Osprey Colony.
With access to over 1,650 acres of land, we will seek out a variety of bird species. Wear drab colored clothing and bring binoculars. (On some occasions a spotting scope is useful.) Fee: Free to CAS members; $5 non-members.
Join Miley Bull, senior director of science and conservation for the Connecticut Audubon Society, during the peak of spring bird migration!
With over 835 acres of diverse habitats supporting over 100 species of birds, Deer Pond Farm is perfect for looking and listening for a wide variety of birds, while collecting data for the Connecticut Bird Atlas project. Each walk has a different theme and though we cannot guarantee you’ll see the themed bird during the walk, we will provide information on the species and show their preferred habitat as well as nesting boxes we have installed . All levels of birders are welcome.
Join Connecticut Audubon Society volunteers for fresh air, exercise, good company and naturalist lessons along the way. Seniors and parents with babes in backpacks welcome. Free to CAS members; $3 non-members.
7 - 8 a.m.
Join Milan Bull, senior director of Science and Conservation, for an early morning bird walk. This walk and talk is an ideal opportunity to see an excellent variety of birds along the trails. All levels of birders are welcome. Free. Pre-registration required.
Join Andy as he points out various birds at Trail Wood and a nearby preserve. Expect to find Hooded Warblers! Fee: Free to CAS members; $5 non-members.
We’ll explore the famous Boston Hollow area of Ashford. Much of the land is owned by Yale. It is a unique area with a Northern forest feel. We will bird from the road in most cases. Fee: $7 CAS members; $12 non-members.
Walk through oak forests and forested uplands, listening for Connecticut's breeding birds.