Upcoming Events

Raptor Workshop
Sunday, September 16, 2018 from 9:00 am to 10:00 am
Lighthouse Point Park, New Haven (at the Migration Festival)
Learn how to identify raptors as they pass by in fall migration. You’ll learn how to identify the
various buteos, accipiters, eagles, vultures, and falcons that can be observed in CT. The
workshop will be held during the Migration Festival, run by the New Haven Parks Department.
Leader: Steve Mayo (coordinator of the Lighthouse Point Hawk Watch). Contact person: Chris
Loscalzo at closcalz@optonline.net and 203 389-6508.

Sparrow Workshop
Saturday, October 20, 2018 from 8:00 am to 11:00 am (rain date, Sunday, 10/21/18).
Sherwood Island State Park, Westport
Improve your identification skills of the numerous sparrow species that are found in CT by
attending this workshop. We will have an indoor review session followed by a walk in the park.
We’ll review how to differentiate between similar species and gain a greater appreciation for this
remarkable group of birds. October is the height of sparrow migration and we may see ten or
more species on the trip. Meet at the nature center parking lot at the east end of the park at 8:00
am. The workshop is free and open to COA members and non-members alike.
Leaders: Tina Green, Chris Loscalzo, et al. Contact person: Chris Loscalzo at
closcalz@optonline.net and 203 389-6508.

Sea Duck Workshop
Saturday, November 24, 2018 from 8:00 am to 11:00 am
Hammonasset Beach State Park, Madison
Learn how to identify the different waterfowl species that visit our coast in fall and winter,
including loons, grebes, scoters, eider, and scaup. We’ll review how to differentiate between
similar species. After a discussion session, we’ll look out into the sound to see what we can find.
Meet at the nature center parking lot. Bring a scope if you have one. Leader and contact person:
Chris Loscalzo at closcalz@optonline.net and 203 389-6508.