NOS Calendar of Events

NOS 2002-2003 Calendar of Events


Date / Time Location Event
Fri Sept. 7, 2002 @ 7pm Unitarian Church Meetinghouse
41 Spring Hill Rd. Storrs
Meeting
Sept thru early Oct when the weather is right. Very early morning thru noon - earlier if the birding is slow. Bluff Point in Groton CT - a 50 minute drive from Storrs. "Hot Spot" birding dawn to 10-11am any day that suitable weather conditions appear. On good days large numbers of migrating warblers are often seen at this location after a clear night with northerly winds that follows periods of stalling weather - southerly winds and/or rainy days. These mornings are typically cool so bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat and your good humor. Call Steve Morytko for details (429-9600). This trip is often done on short notice and requires very early rising. You are allowed to sleep on the way if you aren't driving.
Sat Sept 14, 2002 @ 9:00am Meet at UConn Lot W Hawk Watch led by Bruce Carver for 3-4 hours at UConn Lot W. Bring your lawn chairs. Open to the public.
Sun Sept 15, 2002 @ 7:00am Meet at UConn Lot W Bird Walk for 2-3 hours starting at Lot W. Open to the public.
Sun Sept 29, 2002 @ 7:00am Meet at UConn Lot W Bird Walk for 3-4 hours meeting at Lot W. Open to the public. Probable destination will be Station 43 in South Windsor to look for migrant sparrows and warblers.
Fri Oct. 4, 2002 @ 7pm Unitarian Church Meetinghouse
41 Spring Hill Rd. Storrs
Meeting and program. Mark Szantyr presents: "Birding Lot W - an NOS Tradition".
Sun Oct 13, 2002 @ 7:30am Meet at UConn Lot W Bird Walk for 2-3 hours meeting at Lot W. Open to the public. Leader Chris Elphick.
Sun Oct 27, 2002 @ 7:30am Meet at UConn Lot W Bird Walk for 2-3 hours meeting at Lot W. Open to the public. Destination TBD.
Fri Nov. 1, 2002 @ 7pm Unitarian Church Meetinghouse
41 Spring Hill Rd. Storrs
Meeting and program. Patrick Comins, Director of Bird Conservation for Audubon-Connecticut, presents: "Hybrids, Mutants, and Vagrants, Oh My! Gulls at the Manchester Landfill".
Sun Nov 10, 2002 @ 7:30am Meet at UConn Lot W Bird Walk for 2-3 hours meeting at Lot W. Open to the public. Destination TBD.
Not yet scheduled TBA Field Trip
Sun Nov 24, 2002 @ 7:30am Meet at UConn Lot W Bird Walk for 2-3 hours meeting at Lot W. Open to the public. Destination TBD.
Thu Dec. 5, 2002 @ 3:30pm UConn Co-op Book Signing. David Sibley, author and illustrator of the bestselling National Audubon Society Sibley Guides will talk about his work.
Fri Dec. 6, 2002 @ 7pm Unitarian Church Meetinghouse
41 Spring Hill Rd. Storrs
Meeting and speaker. Chris Elphick, co-author of the The Sibley Guide to Bird Life & Behavior, presents: "Sparrows in the Saltmarsh: A top conservation concern in Connecticut?"
Sun Dec. 8, 2002 @ 8am Meet at UConn Lot W Field Trip - This trip will focus on areas in the Trailwood CBC circle including the Sterling State Fish Hatchery and other sites.
Sat Dec. 14, 2002 Storrs CBC area territories Storrs Christmas Count - territories assigned by NOS curator Steve Rogers (860-429-1259). A "count party" will be held at Chris and Margaret's home that evening.
Sun Dec.29,2002 Trailwood CBC area territories Trailwood Christmas Count - territories assigned by Sam Higgins (860-455-0063).
Fri Jan. 3, 2003 @ 7pm Unitarian Church Meetinghouse
41 Spring Hill Rd. Storrs
Meeting and program. "Mystery birds for the New Year - an Identification Challenge". For beginners and experts alike. Bring your binoculars and field guides.
Sat, Jan 11, 2003, 7am Contact Steve Morytko Field trip to Daniel Webster WMA and Plymouth. Excellent chances for winter sparrows, finches, and raptors including Rough-legged Hawk, Short-eared Owl, Long-eared Owl.
Fri Feb 7, 2003 @ 7pm Unitarian Church Meetinghouse
41 Spring Hill Rd. Storrs
Meeting and program. Frank Gallo, Director of Eco-Travel and Field Studies - New Canaan Nature Center, presents: "Winter Birding on Nantucket"
Sat, Feb 15, 2003, 6:30am Contact Steve Morytko Field trip - Cape Ann Gloucester/Rockport MA: good chances to view alcids, King Eider, many other coastal winter birds. Optional overnight stay which would all add the possibility of visiting Plum Island or revisiting sites in the Gloucester area.
Sat, March 2, 2003 Contact Sam Higgins 455-0063 Field trip - Sachuest NWR and the Rhode Island coast.
Fri Mar 7, 2003 @ 7pm Unitarian Church Meetinghouse
41 Spring Hill Rd. Storrs
Meeting and program. Margaret Rubega, CT State Ornithologist, presents: "The Banana Belt of the Antarctic: Bird research at Palmer Station."
Fri Apr. 4, 2003 @ 7pm Unitarian Church Meetinghouse
41 Spring Hill Rd. Storrs
Meeting and program. Carina Gjerdrum presents: "Tufted Puffins in British Columbia".
Not yet scheduled TBA Field Trip
Fri May 2, 2003 @ 7pm Unitarian Church Meetinghouse Meeting and program (to be announced).
TBA Annual May Species Count May Count - A "for fun and practice" species count in all towns bordering Mansfield.
Not yet scheduled TBA Field Trip - East Rock Park, Hamden for migrating warblers followed by a visit to the coast (Milford Pt. or Hammonassett).
Fri June 6, 2003 @ 7pm Unitarian Church Meetinghouse
41 Spring Hill Rd. Storrs
Meeting.
TBA Annual June Breeding Count June Count - Breeding bird census - for territory assignment contact Steve Rogers.
Not yet scheduled TBA Field Trip - River Rd. Kent


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