Hammonasset Beach State Park here in Madison is widely regarded as one of the premier birding spots in CT, and springtime migration is a lot of fun. Approximately 240 of birds occur there annually, as the park boasts diverse habitats such as marsh, open water, woodland, grassland and shoreline.
Join Jerry for this special walk with notable CT birder Frank Gallo. Frank’s newly published book, Birding in CT, is a valuable guide to over 150 spots in CT where birding is especially good. Packed with information valuable to birders of all skill levels, from species accounts and a first-of-a kind cumulative list of rare bird sightings to a synopsis of local weather and a host of tips and tricks to finding and identifying birds, it is an invaluable resource on the habits and habitats of Connecticut’s bird life.
Frank will be coming back to the shop to sign copies of his new book. Call to reserve yours in advance, or if you cannot make it.
Tropical migrants in their bright breeding finery will be seen as they return north to nesting grounds. We’ll be searching for shorebirds, ducks, birds of prey, and vibrant songbirds.
Meet Jerry at The Audubon Shop parking lot at 7:50am and carpool to the park.
- No need to pre-register
- Easy, level terrain
- Dress for the weather (an extra layer is good)
- Bring binoculars (rentals available before departing)
- Your cameras and telescopes are welcomed
- Bug spray is always advisable
- $5.00 per person charge
- Call with any questions: 203-245-9056