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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.

Return of the Peregrine: Breeding of an Endangered Species at Sleeping Giant, West Rock and East Rock

There will be a presentation at the Whitney Center Cultural Arts Room, 200 Leeder Hill Drive, Hamden on Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at 7:00 pm. It is co-sponsored by the Hamden Land Conservation Trust and the Sleeping Giant Park Association. The presenters are Steve Broker, Dewitt Allen and Gail Cameron. Learn about the history of peregrine falcons in Connecticut, how they became endangered and the story of their return to the cliff faces of New Haven and Hamden. Steve has been observing these birds for over 20 years and has a wealth of information to share.

 

Field Trip – Feb 3 – moved to Feb 10 – First Wednesday Walk at Hammonasset State Park, Madison

This trip has been moved due to rain on Feb 3.

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Stewardship opportunities at Great Marsh, Stratford

The steward program for the Great Meadow Unit of the Stewart B McKinney is expanding. There will be a training session with the US Fish and Wildlife on Feb 6, 2016 from 9-10:00 at the Audubon Ct Stratford Point Facility. After we will go to the GMU Refuge for an orientation Walk Through and some clean up.

US Fish and Wildlife has trained a number of members of the bird club to be volunteer stewards at the Great March area. Our job is to show a presence on the land, enjoy the birds, be welcoming to other people we meet on the refuge, and some habitat cleanup. It is an occasional task that is scheduled at your convenience minimally twice a season on this beautiful property. It is a great excuse to spend time at a beautiful location with great birds and feel like you are helping in the effort to preserve such wonderful habitat. Please think about joining us. If you have questions you can contact Craig Repasz at crepasz@hotmail.com.

Work on your drawing skills at the Yale Peabody museum

The Connecticut Natural Science Illustrators will be running a variety of art classes at the Yale Peabody Museum. Classes are for beginners and more advanced artists. Check them out at their website “WWW.CTNSI.com”

2015 Christmas Count results

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

Indoor Program – Larry Fischer: Owls of Western Connecticut

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Field Trip - Jan 23 - Milford Hot Spots

Cancelled due to incoming storm

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Indoor Program – Feb 11 – Members Night

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Field Trip – Feb 27 – Sachuest Point NWR and Rhode Island Coast

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Indoor Meeting - Birds in Words - March 15, 2016

The next book that the NHBC Book Group Birds in Words will read is The Thing with Feathers; the surprising Lives of Birds and What they reveal about being Human by Noah Strycher. We will meet on March 15th from 7-9 in the 6th floor conference room at Whitney Center. Hope to see you there! Kris Johnson kriswaxwing99@gmail.com 203-288-3087

Membership Renewal now available On-line

We have added new functionality to the website to allow you to

Update your name, address and phone information Renew your membership Make a donation to the club

Just click above where it says “Join”

The next feature will be on-line registration for the banquet. You can still use the US Post Office but we are taking advantage of saving postage with these new features.