River Road in Kent is one of Connecticut’s premier warbler locations. Located on the western edge of the state, it is home to an abundance of nesting warblers. Most notable are the Cerulean Warbler and Hooded Warbler. Worm-eating, Blue-winged and many others can also be seen. According to eBird, River Road yields at least a dozen warbler species per checklist on average. Other possible spots we may visit include the Macedonia Road Bridge, a possible location for Cliff Swallow, and Schaighticoke Road, home to another great array of nesting warblers. Unfortunately, I will not be there, but it will be an excellent trip full of colorful birds to see!
P.S. – We will meet at River Road at 7:30 AM. And any young birders are welcome; we’re always happy to meet new birders!
The CTYBC is heading to the Birdcraft Sanctuary in Fairfield on Sunday, May 6th for what should be an awesome trip. We’ll have the opportunity to witness a bird banding demonstration by the Birdcraft banding crew, and will have an opportunity to bird the migrant-rich grounds of one of the best birding sites in Fairfield County. New members are always welcome!
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We hope to see you there!
Alex Burdo – CTYBC Present
- Red-tailed Hawk – Luke Tiller
The next meeting of the Connecticut Young Birders Club will take place at Audubon Greenwich on September 18th. We will meet early morning at the Kimberlin Nature Center to look for migrant warblers and other song birds on poroperty and members are more than welcome to spend the day whole day taking part in the day’s hawkwatch.
We will also be having a pot luck BBQ at the hawkwatch as part of the potential Big Broad-wing Weekend. This is prime Broad-winged migration periosd so we’ll hope for one of those multiple thousand bird days. If you would like to stay around for that as well please do.
To register for the day contact Luke Tiller or Brian O’Toole at Audubon Greenwich firstname.lastname@example.org or botoole@audubon’.org
The postponed CYBC trip has been moved to this Sunday, June 12th. The location has also moved to Sterling Forest in NY. This is a fantastic spot that has breeding Golden-winged, Cerulean, and Hooded Warblers plus cuckoos and many other neat breeders. The van will leave Greenwich at 7 am. I really hope the weather doesn’t cancel this trip!
The next trip for the CYBC is this sunday, June 5th to River Road in Kent. The van will be leaving Greenwich around 6:30 and will return by 1. Join us for this wonderful trip if you can. I’ve been here before and I must say it is a gorgeous spot along the Housatonic River with a large array of birds such as breeding Cerulean Warblers and the occasional Acadian Flycatcher or cuckoo.