Audubon Greenwich Nature Programs & Special Events through November

Oct 3rd, 2012 | By | Category: Green Building



Autumn Bird Walks

Saturdays Mornings

October 6 / October 27

A true birding experience with Luke Tiller. Birders meet in main building parking area at 7:30 am to start on-site or depart for nearby birding locations. No charge but RSVP required to



Saturday, October 6

Birding Gear, Gizmos, Know-How for All

10:00 am-12:00 pm

A great way to get young people and adults up-to-speed with birding techniques. Join professional hawk watcher Luke Tiller for an introduction to the world of birding. Discuss everything from which field guides to get started with, handy birding apps for phones and what binoculars will suit you best. He will also share little tips and techniques to get the most out of your time in the field. All ages are welcome but it is best for interested youth and adults. RSVPs appreciated to Jeff : x239.



Saturday, October 6

The World of the Chipmunk

2:00-3:30 pm

The chipmunk’s life is hardly dull. They scamper, scold, scurry, climb, hoard acorns, chase and bicker with their neighbors, raid bird feeders and bird nests as well as dodging attacks by hawks, snakes, and other predators. Come join us for a short indoor introduction and then hike outdoors to observe and learn about these frisky, fascinating neighbors of ours. All ages. RSVP to Ted: x230.




October 13 & 14

HMANA Raptor Conference

Audubon Greenwich, and its Quaker Ridge Hawk Watch, is pleased to host the Hawk Migration Association of North American (HMANA) conference, “Counting for the Future.” This exciting conference is open to the public and features scientific presentations, panel discussions, workshops, and field trips to other local hawk watching sites. Join the events to gain insight into conservation challenges facing raptor populations and collaborative strategies needed to maintain stable populations. Keynote Speaker Peter Dunne is a noted author and the Director of Cape May Bird Observatory. His talk will reflect upon 36 years of hawk watching. For details and registration, visit




Saturday, October 20

Meet Kenn & Kim Kaufman – a new guide release

6:00-8:30 pm

Kenn Kaufman, originator of the Kaufman Field Guide series, is one of the world’s foremost naturalists, a field editor for Audubon, and a contributor to every major birding magazine. Kim Kaufman is the executive director of Ohio’s Black Swamp Bird Observatory and a contributing editor to Birds & Blooms. This presentation will feature the release of their Field Guide to Nature of New England and some of their favorite adventures discovering nature together. With more than 2,000 color photographs, this new guide is essential for nature lovers in New England. Copies are available in the store. Wine and Cheese Reception & Book Signing: 6:00 pm. Presentation: 7:30 pm. Suggested donation: $10. RSVP to Jeff : x239.



Saturday, October 20

TRIP: Allen’s Meadows

8:00-11:00 am

Seek out and ID Connecticut’s sparrows including American Tree, Chipping, Clay-colored, Fox, Lincoln’s, Savannah, Song, Swamp, Vesper, White-throated, and White-crowned. Includes a discussion and time on the trails in this premier birding hotspot. Leaders: Joe Bear and Luke Tiller. Co-sponsored by Connecticut Ornithological Association. No charge but RSVPs are required to




Saturday, October 27

Woodpecker Walk

2:00-3:30 pm

What are the woodpeckers in our neck of the woods? Join Ted Gilman for a tour of the sanctuary in search of the six or more species that can be seen on-site and look for the variety foods they depend on. All ages. RSVP to Jeff:  x239.



Saturday, October 27

‘Enchanted Orchard’ & Animal Show

6:00-9:00 pm

A Halloween-themed evening of fun for the whole family. Meet kid-friendly, costumed animal  characters  on a tour of the ‘Enchanted Orchard.’ After, enjoy dinner, live animal show, and treats in Audubon’s historic red barn. Wear a costume or come as you are. All ages. $10/person. Space very limited. RSVPs & parent supervision required. RSVP to Jeff : x239. Rain Date: Oct. 28.



Saturday, October 27

Owl Banding Expedition

4:00-11:00 pm

Join Luke Tiller for an evening with owls in New Paltz, NY. Start the trip looking for Shorteared Owls, Northern Shrikes and other open country birds at dusk at Shawangunk Grasslands National. After a bite to eat, head over to an exclusive Saw-whet Owl banding station to learn all about these incredible, diminutive little owls. Limited to 10 participants. $40/person. RSVP required to



Monday, October 29

Harvest Moon Hike on Old Pasture Trail

6:30-8:30 pm

Join a 1.5 mile hike in harvest moon light when we explore fields, forests, and the lakeshore for the sights and sounds of our wildlife neighbors. Ages 7 & up. RSVP to Ted: x230.



Saturday, November 3

Fairchild Garden Wilderness Trail Hike

1:00-2:30 pm

Come explore the varied terrain, plant and animal life of this lovely natural preserve and investigate the natural happenings in Field, Forest, Pond, and River habitats. Hike is approximately 1.5 miles on both level and rolling terrain. Ages 7 & up. RSVP to Ted: x230.


Saturday, November 10

‘E4C’ Family Breakfast & Animal Show

9:00-10:30 am

E4C: Executives for Conservation events are for families with younger children. Guests enjoy a family-friendly breakfast and a fun, animal-themed program. All ages. $25 per family. Space is limited. To sign up, email Je at



Saturday, November 10

Family-friendly Bird Count: Project ‘FeederWatch’

11:00-12:30 am

Winter is a wonderful time for our families to share the joy of birds in our own backyards. Come learn about watching and feeding winter birds and how your family can be ‘Citizen Scientists’ by reporting your regular backyard bird feeder observations to Cornell University. All ages. RSVP to Ted: x230.



Sunday, November 11* (*new date; it was 11/10)

OSPREY – A filmmaker’s event with presentations by top scientists!

3:00-5:00 pm

Local Greenwich ospreys are the stars of a new film in development. Meet filmmaker Jacob Steinberg and learn how satellite tracking is used to study osprey migration from top researcher Rob Bierregaard, learn from esteemed author Allen Poole, and other top raptor scientists. Watch previously unseen footage from this documentary-in-development that follows the lives of a pair of osprey that have nested in Greenwich Harbor for 10+ years. Food, drink and music will add to the fun. Supporters of the film project will be mentioned in the film credits and receive special gifts. All ages welcome. Donations collected will benefit both the project and Audubon. RSVP requested to Jeff : x239.



Saturday, November 17

TRIP: Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge and Long Island

8:00 am-3:00 pm

Jamaica Bay on Long Island is one of the premier birding areas in New York City. Join Luke Tiller for a trip to this “birder’s paradise” in search of shorebirds, waterfowl, raptors, and songbirds. It’s the perfect site for large numbers of Snow Geese and vagrants visiting from western states. $35/person. Includes transport to and from New York. Van leaves Audubon promptly at 8 am. RSVP required to This trip is limited to 10 participants.



Friday, November 30

FILM: Green Fire – about Aldo Leopold’s Legacy

7:30-9:00 pm

The first full-length documentary film ever made about legendary environmentalist Aldo Leopold. Green Fire highlights Leopold’s extraordinary career, tracing how he shaped and influenced the modern  environmental movement. Leopold remains relevant today, inspiring projects that connect people and land all over the country. See the trailer at $10 adult. Youth free. RSVP to Je : x239. Arrive early to shop for holiday gifts in Audubon’s Nature Store.



For updated news about special events, and newsletters, visit our new website:



Members: Adults $3.00/Children and seniors: $1.50 & Non-members: Adults $5.00/Children and seniors $3.00

(Program fees include admission to the Center and Grounds):




The art gallery is currently closed for renovations. Call us to learn more about what is ahead!



This fall, a new look and a fine art collection will come to Kiernan Hall Nature Arts Gallery at Audubon Greenwich. The refurbished space will feature an impressive selection of natural history art, expertly curated by  The Joel Oppenheimer Gallery based in Chicago and Charleston. Oppenheimer plans to show changing exhibitions of ornithological and botanical works by masters from the 17th through 19th centuries. Highlights will include the Oppenheimer Editions of Audubon’s 474 original watercolors and selected Hudson River School artists from the New-York Historical Society collection.


To be invited to the Grand Opening this Fall and to stay current with exhibitions, please provide Je Cordulack an address and/or email. He can be reached at 203-869-5272 x239 or



The Kiernan Hall Nature Arts Gallery is located inside the Kimberlin Nature Education Center. Stop in anytime from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday – Saturday and from 12:00 to 5:00 pm on Sundays. (Please note: The Center will not be open on Sundays during the summer. It will re-open on Sundays on September 9, 2012.)  To make an appointment to visit the gallery in the evening or other hours when the Center is closed, please call 203-869-5272 x239.


For images of the artwork and more information, visit the Audubon Greenwich Nature Art Gallery website:



~Audubon Greenwich & The Kimberlin Nature Education Center (613 Riversville Road, Greenwich)

~Fairchild Wildflower Garden (North Porchuck Road, Greenwich)

~Gimbel Sanctuary (Sherwood Avenue, Greenwich)

~Oneida Drive Sanctuary (Oneida Dr. & Indian Harbor Drive, Greenwich)

~Mildred Caldwell Sanctuary of Walden Woods (Bible Street, Cos Cob)

~Wood Duck Swamp (Carissa Lane, Greenwich)

For locations and trail maps, see “Walking Trails in Greenwich and Surrounding Areas” available in the Audubon Nature Store. Also, see the maps located in the Kimberlin Audubon Center lobby. View the list of Audubon Greenwich Sanctuaries online.


Members: No charge

Nonmembers: Adults $3.00/Students & Seniors $1.50

(Please pay in the store)


For a list of all Audubon Connecticut centers and sanctuaries, click here:


Audubon Greenwich

613 Riversville Road

Greenwich, CT 06831



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