Lighthouse Point Park Migration Festival

Lighthouse Point Park

Lighthouse Point Park, Newhaven CT


Sep 22 2013 - 8:00am - 3:00pm

Lighthouse Point Park Migration Festival:

Celebrating Birds, Butterflies & Dragonflies

Sunday, September 22, 2013

8:00 am to 3:00 pm

Celebrate the spectacle and mystery of migration at one of the best places to see migrating wild hawks in New England - Lighthouse Point Park in New Haven, CT! This park is recognized as an Important Bird Area by the National Audubon Society.

 - Live Bird Shows featuring Hawks and Owls!

- See wild birds up close at banding demonstrations!

- Children’s activities and fun for the whole family!

- Ride the Old-Fashioned Carousel!

- Tour the Historic Lighthouse!

- Live Bluegrass Music!

- Hands-on Butterfly Tagging!

- Bird walks and more! 

Schedule of Events

8:00 am & all day                  Hawk Watching (mid field viewing area)

8:00-9:30 am                        Bird Walk led by Chris Loscalzo

8:30-11:00 am                      Bird Banding Demo w/ CT Audubon Society

9:00-10:00 am                      Hawk Flight I.D. Workshop (with the CT Ornithological Assoc.)

9:30-10:45 am                      Children’s Bird Walk (led by Flo MacBride)

9:30-10:45 am                     Bird Walk (led by Mike Horn)

9:30 am-3:00 pm                 Monarch Butterfly Tagging in the Butterfly Garden

11:15 am-12:15 pm              Live Raptor Show  (with Horizon Wings)

9:00 am & 1:00 pm               Lighthouse Point Tours (1.0-1.5 hours)

12:15-1:15pm                      Live Bluegrass Music (by ‘5 in the Chamber’)

11:00 am-2:30 pm                Ride the Historic Carousel

1:30-3:00 pm                       Falconry Demo (by Skyhunters in Flight) 

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Support the fun with a suggested donation of $5 per car. All proceeds go towards next year’s event!

This event is funded by Audubon Connecticut, the Friends of Lighthouse Point Park & the New Haven Board of Park Commissioners.

 FESTIVAL PARTNERS INCLUDE: New Haven Dept. of Parks, Recreation and Trees, Friends of Lighthouse Point Park, New Haven Bird Club, CT Butterfly Association, Audubon Connecticut, CT Audubon Society,  CT Ornithological Association , the Long Island Sound Futures Fund,  New Haven Bird Club, Northeast  Hawk Watch, Elm City Parks Conservancy, Peabody Museum, and The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven.

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QUESTIONS ABOUT THE EVENT? Contact Jeff Cordulack at 203-869-5272 x239

 

 

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