This Friday through Sunday, September 30 to October 2, is the fourth annual Great Stratford Bird Festival. As the name says, the event takes place in Stratford and most of the activity will be based out of Connecticut Audubon Society's managed Stratford Point property at 1207 Prospect Drive. There will be boat trips on the Housatonic River, live raptor demonstrations, bird walks at Stratford Point and Great Meadows Marsh, hawk watching at Boothe Park (with me, and as the weather looks right now, with a ton of raptors!), bird banding, a dinner with Phil Donahue at the Beardsley Zoo, vendors at Stratford Point, and more.
If you have been looking for an excuse to come see one of the most wondrous properties in Connecticut or see Stratford and all of its birds this weekend is a great time. Many organizations have come together to put this event on with the town of Stratford and Connecticut Audubon Society, and you can check them out with more information on the festival here: http://www.greatmeadowsmarsh.org/
Click here for a PDF schedule of events for the three days so you can plan out a visit. We hope to see you there!