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Spring Bird Walk with Jerry and Patrick Lynch

June 16, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 10:30 am

Join Jerry for this special Saturday walk with New Haven area author and illustrator Patrick Lynch, whose Field Guide to Long Island Sound was recently published. A lavishly illustrated and long-overdue guidebook to the rich natural history of Long Island Sound and its coastlines, this book is an overall guide to plants, animals, fish, geology and more. Patrick is a wealth of knowledge concerning the unique features and habitats of the Sound.

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.

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

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