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Backyard Birding & Great Amphibian Migration

02-26-17 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join us for a Sunday with the Sanctuary at Edmond Town Hall, Alexandria Room, Newtown, CT for our Birding and Great Amphibian Migration workshops. This event is sure to please all ages and full of fun activities and live demonstrations!
12-1 pm
Horizon Wings will kick off the workshops with a live birds of prey demonstration. Come and meet these magnificent birds up close and learn all about them.

1-1:15 pm
Ken Elkins from Audubon Center Bent of the River
How to recognize backyard birds by sight and sound

1:30 – 2:30 pm
Birding Stations will be set up for you to explore:

Traditional Bird ID – Take an indoor bird walk and identify birds using traditional bird identification methods.

BYOD – Bring Your Own (smart phone or tablet) Device – learn how to identify birds using the latest and greatest technology. Learn about the different birding Apps available and leave ready to explore and identify using one or all of the various Apps.

Bird Songs – can you identify a bird by the song it sings? Come listen and learn how. Old school vs. new school will be presented.

Audubon Table – Everything birds and how to create a bird habitat

Blue Bird Table – Join Kate Grasso Pratt, Citizen Conservation Team member and learn how to create, care for and where to place a blue bird house. Become a participant in Citizen Science.

2:30-3 pm
Great Amphibian Migration – Frog and salamander migration time is approaching and we need your help! Communities are invited to join UConn’s Citizen Science Project by counting these amphibians on their way to breeding pools.  Henryk Teraszkiewicz, Environmental Educator will explain the migration and how you can become involved in counting and protecting these creatures as they migrate. We will have special kits available for you to sign out so you can become part of our Crosswalk Corp in the Citizen Science Great Amphibian Migration.

To register please email Info@CVHFoundation.org


12:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Edmond Town Hall
45 Main St
Newtown, CT 06470 United States
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