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Red-tailed Hawk. Photo by Gina Nichol.GUIDED BIRD WALKS
Connecticut - FALL 2013
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Sunrise Birding will offer a series of Guided Bird Walks to witness bird migration during the Fall of 2013.  Join bird expert and tour guide Frank Mantlik to visit birding sites on the Connecticut shoreline to look for migrating landbirds (warblers, sparrows,etc.), hawks, and waterfowl.  Most walks will range from 2-3 hours, weather permitting. Pre-registration is required. The fee for guided Bird Walks is $10 per person (children under 16 free) and online registration is required (see below). A confirmation with directions and meeting location will be emailed to registered participants a few days before each event.  Please review the terms and conditions>> prior to registering.  Participants are encouraged to dress for the weather, bring binoculars, insect repellent, water, and a spotting scope (if you have one).  More about Sunrise Birding Guided Walks>

2013 Schedule:      Leader: Frank Mantlik           CLICK HERE TO REGISTER>>

  • Monday, Sept. 30, 7:30 AM --  Lighthouse Point, New Haven 

  • Tuesday, October 1, 8:00 AM -- Silver Sands State Park, Milford

  • Thursday, October 24, 8:00 AM -- Hammonasset State Park, Madison

  • Sunday, October 27, 8:00 AM -- Sherwood Island State Park, Westport

  • Wednesday, October 30, 3:00 PM --  Stratford Point (&/or Short Beach), Stratford

  • Monday, November 4, 7:30 AM -- Lighthouse Point, New Haven

Dates subject to change depending on weather and other factors. 
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Contact Frank Mantlik     Email: mantlik 'at'       cellphone: 203-984-9410

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About Sunrise Birding LLC Bird Walks:
  • Preregistration is required for all programs.
  • Please review the Terms and Conditions prior to registering. 
  • Payment for guided walks occurs just before the walk begins.  Cash or check accepted. The fee is $10 per person for each walk.  Advance payment is required for all other programs.
  • Walks take place entirely outdoors. Be prepared for changing weather conditions. Plan to be out in the field for 2 to 4 hours.
  • Though not particularly strenuous, these programs are intended for persons in reasonably good health and physical condition. Participants must be capable of walking over uneven terrain. Footwear should be sturdy. Terrain may be muddy and wet. Footwear should be appropriate for such conditions.
  • Be sure to bring personal necessities such as sunscreen, insect repellent, and drinking water.
  • Binoculars are suggested for all programs and participants must supply their own. Spotting scopes are not required but can be very useful for studying birds at a distance.

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