Connecticut Audbon Society
Center at Fairfield

Birdcraft

Programs & Classes at Deer Pond Farm

We invite you to make a reservation to join us for one of our walks or programs.
Please note, members do receive discounts on programs as well as many other benefits. For more information, click here.

 

Winter Bird Walks with Miley Bull

Downy Woodpecker by Brian Bennett

National Bird Feeding Month, Great Backyard Bird Count, and National Nest Box Week, wow! Bird watching is considered a favorite pastime with over 60 million Americans taking time to look through their binoculars in search of birds and listen for bird calls and songs. Whether you are new to birding or experienced, join us for these guided walks to enjoy the sights and sounds of our year round and winter visiting birds. Miley Bull, senior director of science and conservation, will help identify, share information and answer questions.

Allow for an average of two hours and 1.5 -2 miles. Dress for the weather. Think head, hands and feet!  Wool hats, gloves and socks are really good choices. Bring water bottle, walking stick, binoculars, camera and a sense of adventure.  Inclement weather cancels. 

Free for members
$5 Non-members
$10 Family non-members

Wednesday, February 27
1 p.m.
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Thursday, March 7 – Birding Basics:  Learn about binoculars, the keys to bird identification and resources to utilize.  * This program is FREE for all, registration required.
9 a.m. 
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Thursday, March 14 – Nests & Nest Boxes:  Learn about nests including our Wood Duck, Bluebird and Purple Martin nest boxes.
9 a.m.
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Owl Prowl

Photo by Don Breeger

Join conservation biologist Jim Arrigoni and Stefan Martin, local expert birder on a short nocturnal foray to the edge of the expansive forest at Deer Pond Farm, where we will broadcast the calls of a few of our native owl species to see if we can elicit a response. We’ll also discuss the characteristics and ecology of different owl species, and the ethics of     birdwatching in the era of birding apps and Bluetooth speakers. Be sure to dress warmly, and bring a flashlight or headlamp. Sighting or hearing an owl cannot be guaranteed.

Allow for an average of two hours and 1.5 -2 miles. Dress for the weather. Think head, hands and feet!  Wool hats, gloves and socks are really good choices. Bring water bottle, walking stick, binoculars, camera and a sense of adventure.  Inclement weather cancels. 

 

Free for members
$5 Non-members
$10 Family non-members

Full Moon Owl Prowl – THIS PROGRAM IS FULL
Tuesday, February 19
6 p.m.

Friday, March 29
6 p.m.
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Snowshoeing

By Cathy Hagadorn

Saturday, March 2 
9 a.m.

Family Friendly & No Fee
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Explore the trails at Deer Pond Farm on this collaborative program with Great Hollow Nature Preserve and  Naromi Land Trust. Learn about each conservation-minded organization as well as how to enjoy the outdoors in winter.  Beginners and experienced snowshoers are welcome. Please note, if we have no snow, we will simply convert this program to a hike!

Allow for an average of two hours and 1.5 -2 miles. Dress for the weather. Think head, hands and feet!  Wool hats, gloves and socks are really good choices. Bring snowshoes, water bottle, walking stick, binoculars, camera and a sense of adventure.  Inclement weather cancels. *Snowshoes are not available to borrow.

 

Early Spring Ecology Walk with Jim Arrigoni

Eastern Bluebirds by Richard Stone

Wednesday, March 20
1 p.m.

After a long period of winter dormancy, the pageant of nature is starting to gear up for another year.  Join conservation biologist Jim Arrigoni on the vernal equinox as we look and listen for signs of life in the forests and wetlands of Deer Pond Farm.

Allow for an average of two hours and 1.5 -2 miles. Dress for the weather. Think head, hands and feet!  Wool hats, gloves and socks are really good choices. Bring water bottle, walking stick, binoculars, camera and a sense of adventure.  Inclement weather cancels. 

Free for members
$5 Non-members
$10 Family non-members

To register, click here

Still River Greenway Ecology Walk

Saturday, March 30
9 a.m.

This program is offered through the Brookfield Parks & Recreation.  Interested in offering such a program in your town?  Contact Deirdra Wallin, program coordinator, at dwallin@ctaudubon.org or 860-799-4074 ext. 102.

 

 

 

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