Both the Hartford and Mattabeseck Audubon Societies offer free birdwatching field trips during the year. To see what field trips are coming up, just click on the link and then the field trips heading. Here's what's coming up in the month of February for The Mattabeseck Audubon:
February 3rd (Saturday 10 a.m.) Backyard Birding in Portland. For years, Joanne Luppi has led this annual MAS walk through the Thompson Hill Road neighborhood in search of Woodpeckers, Bluebirds, Carolina Wrens, and more. Each year, many species are seen. Such diversity is the result of numerous feeders throughout the region. This walk will begin at 10 a.m. and has a limited group size. To get directions, please call Joanne at 342-1326.
February 16–19 The 10th Annual Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC). The National Audubon Society and the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology want birders to count bird numbers and species they see at their feeders, local parks, and other areas. Participants can then go online and report their findings using BirdSource (www.birdsource.org/gbbc). Since the beginning, tens of thousands have participated to help monitor bird populations.