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Welcome to the New Haven Bird Club Website

We hope to provide an up-to-date resource of what's happening at the New Haven Bird Club and in the woods, fields, sky and beaches around the New Haven area. If you have any questions or suggestions, please drop us a line at ask.nhbc@gmail.com.

Field Trip – Massaro Farm – Woodbridge, May 15,2016

This is a new walk – great for beginners

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Time to sign up for the banquet – May 12.2016

It is time to sign up for our big social event of the spring. We have a great speaker, good food and good friends.

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Hummingbird Project

We love hummingbirds. Everyone loves hummingbirds. one of our most popular presentations at the New Haven Bird Club was Alejandro Rico Guevara‘s talk on hummingbird feeding mechanisms.Alejandro is now working on a new project to explore the hummingbird’s superpowers. Also please read about his projects at

www.experiment.com/fightinghummingbirds . There are also links to help fund his research.

Do you want to be studied???

We study birds. Now somebody want to study birders.

Professor Thomas Palmeri of Vanderbilt University is is conducting a laboratory study on expertise and will focus on birders. They are currently conducting a research project testing birding experts funded by the National Science Foundation. They are trying to recruit birders of all experience levels, from beginners to experts.

If you are interested their experiments are all online. Birders can simply register and participate by copying and pasting this link into their browser: http://expertise.psy.vanderbilt.edu/

If you wish to know more about the research, visit thee Facebook page at www.facebook.com/pages/This-is-Your-Brain-on-Birds/158030504237705?sk=info&tab=page_info or visit the website at http://catlab.psy.vanderbilt.edu/

Field Trip - First Wednesday, East Rock Park, New Haven - May 4

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Bird Count – Big Day Marathon – May 7

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Field Trip – East Rock Park with Ranger Dan, New Haven – May 7

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Field Trip – Housatonic River, Kent – May 8

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Annual Banquet – May 12

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Field Trip – Nehantic State Forest and Hartman’s Park, Lyme – May 14

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Field Trip – Naugatuck State Forest , Naugatuck – May 15

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Field Trip – Barn Island Wildlife Management Area, Stonington – May 21

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Field Trip - Bluebirds and Tree Swallows at Lake Chamberlain, Bethany - May 22

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Field Trip – Kellogg Environmental Center/Osborndale State Park, Derby – May 28

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Field Trip – First Wednesday Walk – White Memorial, Litchfield – June 1

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Bird Count – New Haven Summer Bird Count – June 4-5

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Field Trip – National Trails Day at Naugatuck State Forest, Naugatuck – June 4

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Field Trip – Beginners Birdwalk: Grassland and Shrubland Birds, Southbury – June 5

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Field Trip – Outer Cape, MA – June 10-12

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2015 Christmas Count results

Click here for the detailed results of this year’s count.