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Lighthouse Point Park Migration Festival

  • Menunkatuck Audubon Society 2 Lighthouse Rd New Haven United States (map)

Come celebrate the spectacle and mystery of migration at one of the best places to see migrating wild hawks in New England! Lighthouse Point Park is a recognized Important Birding Area.

  • Live Bird Show featuring Hawks and Owls!

  • See wild birds up close at banding demonstrations and visit the Livingston Ripley Conservancy Live Waterfowl exhibit

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

  • Ride the Old-Fashioned Carousel!

  • Tour the Historic Lighthouse!

  • Hands-on Butterfly Tagging!

  • Bird walks and more!

Suggested donation: $5/car. Proceeds go towards next year’s event.


8:00 am – ongoing           Hawk Watching (mid field viewing area)

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

8:30 am to 11:00 am         Bird Banding Demo – Audubon Connecticut

9:00 am to 10:00 am        Hawk Flight I.D. Workshop, Connecticut Ornithological Association-Steve Mayo

9:30 am to 10:45 am         Bird Walk led by Mike Horn

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

9:00 am to 12:00 pm        Live Waterfowl exhibit presented by Livingston Ripley Conservancy 

9:30 am  to 10:30 am       Children’s Bird Walk  

9:00 am to 11:00 am         Lighthouse Tours

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm          Lighthouse Tours

11 am to 2:00 pm               Ride the Historic Carousel

11:00 pm to 1:00 pm         “Sky Hunters in Flight” – Falconry Demo

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