(WTNH) — Patrick Comins and Sunny Bettley from Audubon Connecticut came to talk with Marysol about the wildlife they treat and also their upcoming event. Audubon will be holding the The New Haven Migration Festival at Lighthouse Point Park on September 19th-20th.
Audubon Connecticut is the state office of the National Audubon Society. They are dedicated to protecting and treating birds and other wildlife and the habitat that supports them. They have a national network of community-based nature centers and chapters, scientific and educational programs, and advocacy on behalf of areas sustaining important bird populations, engage millions of people of all ages and backgrounds in positive conservation experiences.
Watch the video to see two of the birds that have been treated by Audubon society.
Festival is a great event, fun for the whole family. Sponsored by City of New Haven and co-sponsored by Audubon Connecticut and other groups.
Activities will include:
• A falcons in flight demonstration by Brian Bradley of Skyhunters in Flight (Sunday)
• Butterfly and dragonfly identification, Monarch butterfly tagging demonstrations and children’s activities led by the Connecticut Butterfly Association. (Sunday)
• Amazing bird carvings and other wildlife-related art (both days)
• Carving and Painting demos located at the bath house ( Both days)
• Connecticut Natural Science Illustrators Group
Of Yale Peabody Museum (Saturday)
• The Conte Watershed on Wheels traveling visitor center (Saturday)
• Bird walks led by the New Haven Bird Club (Sunday)
• A hawk and songbird flight ID workshop led by the Connecticut Ornithological Association (Sunday)
• Bird banding demonstrations by Audubon Connecticut (see songbirds up close and personal!) (Sunday)
• A live raptor show featuring Horizon Wings, which will feature both Bald and Golden Eagles (Sunday)
• Live waterfowl on display from the Livingston Ripley Waterfowl Conservancy (Sunday)
• A habitat walk by Audubon Connecticut (get tips on how to attract birds and butterflies to your yard!) (Sunday)
• Live music by ‘Five in the Chamber’ (Sunday)
• Lighthouse tours and carousel rides (Sunday)
For more information of the festival you can click here