NOS 2002-2003 Calendar of Events


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Date / Time Location Event
Fri Sept. 7, 2002 @ 7pm Unitarian Church Meetinghouse 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 ride if you aren't driving - but no snoring.
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 Meeting and program. Mark Szantyr presents: "Birding Lot W - an NOS Tradition".
Sun Oct 13, 2002 @ 7:00am Meet at UConn Lot W Bird Walk for 2-3 hours meeting at Lot W. Open to the public. Destination TBD.
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 Meeting and program. Patrick Comins presents: "Hybrids, Mutants, and Vagrants, Oh My! Gulls at the Manchester Landfill".
Fri Dec. 6, 2002 @ 7pm Unitarian Church Meetinghouse Meeting and speaker (to be announced).
TBA Storrs CBC area territories Storrs Christmas Count - territories assigned by NOS curator Steve Rogers.
TBA Trailwood CBC area territories Trailwood Christmas Count - territories assigned by Sam Higgins.
Fri Jan. 3, 2003 @ 7pm Unitarian Church Meetinghouse Meeting and program. "Mystery birds for the New Year - an Identification Challenge". For beginners and experts alike. Bring your binoculars and field guides.
Fri Feb 7, 2003 @ 7pm Unitarian Church Meetinghouse Meeting and program. Margaret Rubega presents: "The Banana Belt of the Antarctic: Bird research at Palmer Station."
Fri Mar 7, 2003 @ 7pm Unitarian Church Meetinghouse Meeting and program. Chris Elphick presents: "Sparrows in the Saltmarsh: A top conservation concern in Connecticut?"
Fri Apr. 4, 2003 @ 7pm Unitarian Church Meetinghouse Meeting and program. Carina Gjerdrum presents: "Tufted Puffins in British Columbia".
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.
Fri June 6, 2003 @ 7pm Unitarian Church Meetinghouse Meeting.
TBA Annual June Breeding Count June Count - Breeding bird census - for territory assignment contact Steve Rogers.

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