Did you know about 20,000 eagles, hawks and falcons fly over Audubon Greenwich each fall?

Oct 7th, 2014 | By | Category: General

Thursday, Oct. 9
Afternoon Hawk Watching ~ On Hawk Watch Lawn
4:00-5:00 pm
Did you know an average of 20,000 eagles, falcons and other raptors are counted by spotters as they fly over Audubon Greenwich each Fall? Come see it for yourself at the Quaker Ridge Hawk Watch!
Meet Audubon staff for an introduction to this official counting site, learn raptor spotting tips, get a free identification sheet. Free. All ages and abilities welcome. RSVP appreciated.

UPCOMING DATES: Oct. 16 & 23

For even more events, visit http://greenwich.audubon.org/events

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Other upcoming events include :::

Thursday, Oct. 9
Full Moon Hike
7:00-8:30 pm
Join naturalist Ted Gilman when we seek out the sights, sounds, and smells of a moonlit evening visiting field, pond, forest, and lake in search of wildlife. Ages 8 & up. $5/member or $10 non-member. Rain will cancel hike. Space very limited & RSVP required. RSVP to: greenwichcenter@audubon.org<mailto:greenwichcenter@audubon.org> or 203-869-5272 ext. 349.
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Sunday, Oct. 12
2nd Sunday Hike
9:30-11:00 am
A great way to learn the Audubon Greenwich trails and a bit of natural history, too ~ every 2nd Sunday of the month! Simply send a quick RSVP, grab your walking shoes, and hit the trails for Sunday morning hiking fun! Ages 7 & up suggested. RSVP required. RSVP to: greenwichcenter@audubon.org<mailto:greenwichcenter@audubon.org> or 203-869-5272 ext. 349.
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Sunday, Oct. 12
Family Pond Exploration
11:30 am-1:00 pm
Hop around the pond with Audubon staff and get up close to the tiny creatures that call the nearby pond home. Equipment will be provided. RSVP requested. RSVP to: greenwichcenter@audubon.org<mailto:greenwichcenter@audubon.org> or 203-869-5272 ext. 349.
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Thursday, Oct. 16
Afternoon Hawk Watching ~ On Hawk Watch Lawn
4:00-5:00 pm
Did you know an average of 20,000 eagles, falcons and other raptors are counted by spotters as they fly over Audubon Greenwich each Fall? Come see it for yourself at the Quaker Ridge Hawk Watch!
Meet Audubon staff for an introduction to this official counting site, learn raptor spotting tips, get a free identification sheet. Free. All ages and abilities welcome. RSVP appreciated. UPCOMING DATES: Oct. 23
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Thursday, October 16
Journey of the Broad-winged Hawk
7:00-8:30 pm
Every year, broad-winged hawks embark on a 4,500-mile journey from New Hampshire to South America. This award winning film takes viewers along the broad-winged hawk’s migratory route, from the northern forests of New Hampshire to the rainforests of Ecuador. Theatre opens: 6:30 pm & Film at 7pm. $5-10 suggested donation. RSVP requested. RSVP to: greenwichcenter@audubon.org<mailto:greenwichcenter@audubon.org> or 203-869-5272 ext. 349.
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Sunday, Oct. 19
Wild Bird Banding Demonstration
12:30-1:30 pm
Learn how scientists study bird migration, health, and ecology using ‘bird ID bands’ that are placed on birds, large and small, as they pass through the Audubon’s 285-acre sanctuary in Greenwich, CT. After a short learning session indoors, guests will venture into the field for an up-close bird encounter with bird banding expert, Sean Graesser. All ages welcome. $10/person includes cookies & cider afterwards. RSVP required & space limited. RSVP to: greenwichcenter@audubon.org<mailto:greenwichcenter@audubon.org> or 203-869-5272 ext. 349.
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Thursday, Oct. 23
Afternoon Hawk Watching ~ On Hawk Watch Lawn
4:00-5:00 pm
Did you know an average of 20,000 eagles, falcons and other raptors are counted by spotters as they fly over Audubon Greenwich each Fall? Come see it for yourself at the Quaker Ridge Hawk Watch!
Meet Audubon staff for an introduction to this official counting site, learn raptor spotting tips, get a free identification sheet. Free. All ages and abilities welcome. RSVP appreciated. Last Session.
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Saturday, Oct. 25
‘Enchanted Orchard’ & Live Animal Show
6:00-9:00 pm
A fun Halloween-themed evening for the whole family. Meet kid-friendly, costumed animal
characters on a tour of the ‘Enchanted Orchard’. After the tour, enjoy dinner, treats and a live
animal show, too. Costumes welcome but not required! All ages. $10/person. Space very limited.
RSVPs & parent supervision required. RSVP to: greenwichcenter@audubon.org<mailto:greenwichcenter@audubon.org> or 203-869-5272 ext. 349.
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Wednesday, Nov. 5
CT D.E.E.P. Public Meeting: Revising the Connecticut Wildlife Action Plan
1:00-3:00 pm / 6:30-8:30 pm
The Connecticut Wildlife Action Plan (WAP) is a conservation blueprint for The Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (DEEP). They are working on revisions to the framework to better conserve wildlife and habitats over the next ten years. The public is invited to meet with wildlife biologist Julie Victoria, for a facilitated workshop where attendants will be asked to vote or contribute information to the WAP planning process. Free. RSVPs appreciated. Contact to Julie Victoria at 860-742-0341 or julievictoria333@gmail.com<mailto:julievictoria333@gmail.com>.
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Sunday, Nov. 9
2nd Sunday Hike
9:30-11:00 am
A great way to learn the Audubon Greenwich trails and a bit of natural history, too ~ every 2nd Sunday of the month! Simply send a quick RSVP, grab your walking shoes, and hit the trails for Sunday morning hiking fun! Ages 7 & up suggested. RSVP required. RSVP to: greenwichcenter@audubon.org<mailto:greenwichcenter@audubon.org> or 203-869-5272 ext. 349.
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Sunday, Nov. 9
Quest for the Golden Trout:
A discussion about historic and current fisheries management practices with Douglas Thompson
1:30-2:30 pm
“The Quest for the Golden Trout” by Connecticut author Douglas M. Thompson is an engaging look at our nation’s rivers with a more critical eye, and asks the hard questions about historic and current practices in fisheries management. Mr. Thompson is Director of the Goodwin-Niering Center for the Environment at Connecticut College. Books will be available for signing. $5 suggested donation. RSVP appreciated. RSVP to: greenwichcenter@audubon.org<mailto:greenwichcenter@audubon.org> or 203-869-5272 ext. 349.
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Sunday, November 16
“Music and Nature: Can You Hear It?”
With principal players from the Greenwich Symphony Orchestra
2:00-3:00pm
A special musical experience for all ages, presented by Curiosity Concerts and Richard and Mary Radcliffe. Visit Audubon Greenwich’s beautiful Kimberlin Nature Education Center, situated on 285 acres of protected land, to listen to a quintet who will explore nature themes in music with selections from:
* Camille Saint-Saens * The Carnival of the Animals
* Serge Prokofiev * Peter and the Wolf
* Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov * Flight of the Bumblebee
* Claude Debussy * The Snow is Dancing
* Antonio Vivaldi * Four Seasons
Performers will include principal players from the Greenwich Symphony Orchestra: Phillip Bashor, clarinet; Andrew Gordon, piano; Daniel Miller, cello; Susan Rotholz, flute; Krystof Witek, violin.
Free. All ages welcome. RSVP appreciated to: greenwichcenter@audubon.org<mailto:greenwichcenter@audubon.org> or 203-869-5272 ext. 349.
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Wednesday, Nov. 19
Bird-friendly Foods: Chocolate & Coffee
6:30-8:00 pm
Join Bird-friendly Communities Coordinator Katie Blake for a presentation about two of our favorite treats – Chocolate & Coffee – and how sourcing these yummy products from bird-friendly farms can protect bird habitat, watershed, and people, too. $10/person. RSVP required. RSVP to: greenwichcenter@audubon.org<mailto:greenwichcenter@audubon.org> or 203-869-5272 ext. 349.
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Sunday, Dec. 14
Second Sunday Hike
9:30am-11am
A great way to learn the Audubon Greenwich trails and a bit of natural history, too ~ every 2nd Sunday of the month! Simply send a quick RSVP, grab your walking shoes, and hit the trails for Sunday morning hiking fun! Ages 7 & up suggested. RSVP required. RSVP to: greenwichcenter@audubon.org<mailto:greenwichcenter@audubon.org> or 203-869-5272 ext. 349.
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Save the Date:
Sunday, Dec. 14
Audubon’s Christmas Bird Count
Since the Christmas Bird Count’s birth on Christmas Day of 1900 with 27 observers at 25 locations across Canada and the United States the Count has grown to include well over 63,000 counters at more than 2200 locations each year from above the Arctic Circle to the waters of the Drake Passage off Tierra del Fuego.

The widespread use of CBC data by scientists almost from the beginning of the program have helped lead to the acceptance that citizens can produce valid scientific data in a wide variety of fields. The CBC database continues to add to our understanding of the distribution and status of bird populations across North America with new data available each year.
For Audubon’s latest ground-breaking Climate Change research that was developed with CBC data, visit: www.audubon.org/climate<http://www.audubon.org/climate>

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