(Registration NOT necessary.)
Every Tuesday in September and October at 8 a.m.
Join Andy as he points out various bird species. Bring binoculars and wear drab clothing. We’ll visit various locations around the sanctuary looking for concentrations of birds. Fee: $10 CAS members; $20 non-members.
Join us for an hour on Tuesday mornings in September as we tour the new home of the Roger Tory Peterson Estuary Center along the Lieutenant River, looking for our remaining summer bird species and the numerous migrating birds making their way into the state. Registration is required. $5 members; $10 non-members
Each fall these aerial insectivores dazzle Connecticut residents with their acrobatics and stunning migration displays. Learn about these incredible fliers and how they live both here in Connecticut and worldwide.
September 7 -Week 1: Highly adapted to life on the wing, we will go over how swallows and swifts fly and feed, breeding habits, conservation, and general ID tips.
September 14 -Week 2: In week 2, dive deeper with with your identification skills and begin to distinguish between species.
September 21 -Week 3: Though Connecticut only sees a handful of swallow and swift species, there are many others throughout the world. This week, learn about some of the other species found in the United States and beyond.
Every September near the mouth of the Connecticut River, one of the most spectacular shows in the avian world takes place. Hundreds of thousands of Tree Swallows gather right at sunset to roost in the reeds, preparing for the southbound journey in migration. The best way to see it is from a boat on the river, where you’ll be surrounded by swallows flying over the water. We’ll launch a kayak or canoe, and paddle upriver to the roosting site. Each participant must provide their own kayak or canoe and PFD. Participants are also encouraged to bring a headlamp or light for their canoe/kayak. Limited to 10 participants. Participants must be ages 18 and up. $20/members $30/non-members
Thursdays, Sept. 16 & Oct. 21 at 8 a.m.
Andy will search for various bird species on these guided walks. Bring binoculars and wear drab clothing. Fee: $10 CAS members; $20 non-members.
Please register for the following programs by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org Include name, phone number, date & title of walk, and number of people. Andy will contact you to confirm.
Throughout the fall and early winter, birds of prey are on the move! Hawks, Eagles, Vultures and Falcons will be flying Southbound overhead, moving to their wintering grounds. Join Stefan Martin, habitat steward as we look to the sky to identify and learn about these birds as they pass over Deer Pond Farm. Mid to late September is peak Broad-winged Hawk migration. Last year, on this very date, over 700 Broad-winged Hawks were counted at Deer Pond Farm. Though we cannot guarantee what species or the numbers that will be observed, educational information on birds of prey will be provided. Additionally, story time and activity will be available for children. Hawk Rising by Maria Gianferrari, a nonfiction book that explore behaviors of hawks will be read. An activity that demonstrates flying will follow.
Saturday, September 18, 1 p.m. with Stefan Martin