All indoor programs will be held on the second Thursday of the month. There are no indoor programs in June, July, or August. The social half-hour begins at 7:00 PM; the program at 7:30 PM.


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Lighthouse Point Park Migration Festival, New Haven

September 17, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Lighthouse Point Park Migration Festival
Celebrating Birds, Butterflies & Dragonflies
Sunday, September 17, 2017
8:00 am to 3:00 pm
(No Rain Date)
A suggested donation of $5.00 per car is requested
to help fund next year’s event

Come celebrate the spectacle and mystery of migration at one of the best places to see migrating wild hawks in New England! Lighthouse Point Park is a recognized Important Birding Area.

Live Bird Shows featuring Hawks and Owls!

See wild birds up close at banding demonstrations and visit the Livingston Ripley Conservancy Live Waterfowl exhibit

Children’s activities and fun for the whole family!

Ride the Old-Fashioned Carousel!

Tour the Historic Lighthouse!

Live Bluegrass Music!

Hands-on Butterfly Tagging!

Bird walks and more!
Event Partners include:
City of New Haven
New Haven Bird Club
Friends of Lighthouse Point Park &
Elm City Park Conservancy
Ct. Butterfly Association

Lighthouse Point Park Migration Festival
Celebrating Birds, Butterflies & Dragonflies
Sunday, September 17, 2017
8:00 am to 3:00 pm
(No Rain Date)

Schedule of Events

8:00 am – ongoing Hawk Watching (mid field viewing area)

8:00 am to 9:30 am Bird Walk led by Chris Loscalzo

8:30 am to 11:00 am Bird Banding Demo – AudubonCt.

9:00 am to 10:00 am Hawk Flight I.D. Workshop
CT Ornithological Association-Steve Mayo

9:30 am to 10:45 am Children’s Bird Walk Leader : Corrie Folsom-O’Keefe

9:30 am to 10:45 am Bird Walk led by Mike Horn

9:30 am to 3:00 pm Monarch Butterfly Tagging in the Butterfly Garden

10am to 1:00pm Live Waterfowl exhibit presented by Livingston Ripley Conservancy

10:00am to 11:00am Creating an Urban Oasis Workshop-Kate Blake

11:00 am to 12:00noon Horizon Wings– Live Raptor Show

9:00 am to 11:30 am Lighthouse Tours
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm “ “

12:15 to 1:15pm Live Bluegrass music by “5 in the Chamber”

11am to 2:30 pm Ride the Historic Carousel

1:30 pm to 3:00 pm “Sky Hunters in Flight” – Falconry Demo
This Migration event is funded by the New Haven Bird Club Audubon CT, Friends of Lighthouse Pt. Park, ECPC & the Board of Park Commissioners

Event partners include: New Haven Dept. of Parks, Recreation and Trees, Friends of Lighthouse Pt. Park, New Haven Bird Club, CT. Butterfly Association, Audubon Connecticut, Menunkatuck Audubon , CT Ornithological Association & Elm City Parks Conservancy

Suggested donation: $5/car. Proceeds go towards next year’s event!



September 17, 2017
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Lighthouse Point
21 Lighthouse Rd, New Haven, CT 06512 United States
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