Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Lighthouse Point Park Migration Festival

I wanted to call your attention to an event this Sunday, the Lighthouse Point Park Migration Festival. Connecticut Audubon Society will be a part of this annual event in which several local organizations come together to celebrate raptor migration and much more. Check out the details below...

Lighthouse Point Park Migration Festival
Celebrating Birds, Butterflies, and Dragonflies

8:00am - 3:00pm
(No Rain Date)

Lighthouse Point Park
2 Lighthouse Road
New Haven, CT 06512

(Lighthouse Point Directions)

Come celebrate the spectacle and mystery of migration at one of the best places to see migrating wild hawks in New England!

Live Bird Shows featuring Hawks and Owls!

See wild birds up close at banding demonstrations!

See and feel Long Island Sound Creatures in touch tanks!

Children’s activities and fun for the whole family!

Ride the Old-Fashioned Carousel!

Tour the Historic Lighthouse!

Live Music!

Hands-on Butterfly Tagging!

Bird walks and more!

Schedule of Events

8:00am - ongoing Hawk Watching (mid field viewing area)
8:00am to 9:30am - Bird Walk led by Chris Loscalzo
8:30am to 11:00am - Bird Banding Demo with Connecticut Audubon Society
9:00am to 11:30am - Lighthouse Tour
9:00am to 10:00am - Hawk Flight I.D. Workshop by Connecticut Ornithological Association
9:30am to 10:45am - Children’s Bird Walk led by Flo McBride
9:30am to 10:45am - Bird Walk led by Mike Horn
10:00am to 1:00pm - Monarch Butterfly Banding Demo and Activities (Butterfly Garden Area)
11:15am to 12:15pm - Horizon Wings: Live Raptor Show
1:00pm to 2:00pm - Lighthouse Tour
12:30pm to 1:30pm - Live Music
11am to 2:30pm - Ride the Historic Carousel
1:30pm to 3:00pm - “Skyhunters in Flight” – Falconry Demo

Please park in paved parking lots and walk to the mid-field area. Info booths, vendors, food, events and walks are located there. This event is a cooperative effort sponsored by the New Haven Parks, Recreation and Tree Dept., New Haven Bird Club, Connecticut Butterfly Association, Audubon Connecticut, Connecticut Ornithological Association , Connecticut Audubon Society, and Northeast HawkWatch. Audubon Connecticut’s support of this event was made possible by the generosity of The Jeniam Foundation and the Community Foundation for Greater New Haven.

Suggested donation: $5/car. Proceeds go towards next year’s event!

Scott Kruitbosch
Conservation Technician

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