Audubon Sharon will be hosting a free “Winter Bird Feeding 101” program with Harlan Hyde of Aspen Song Wild Bird Food on Saturday, December 6th at 10:00am as part of the Mega-Nature Store Sale at the Sharon Audubon Center, located on Route 4 in Sharon, CT.
Do you enjoy watching the birds at your feeders but don't know what types of birds they are? Do you like to feed the birds, but are not sure which types of seed to offer or what kind of bird feeder to fill? Harlan will help you to understand which types of seeds most birds prefer and why, which feeders work best for your bird feeding set up, and how to identify some of the common species visiting your feeder this winter.
All bird seed and bird feeders will be on sale as part of the Mega-Nature Store Sale this day, so you can leave the Center knowledgeable, prepared and stocked up for the winter bird feeding season!
The Audubon Sharon Nature Store Sale takes place from December 6th through December 13th. During the sale, you'll find great discounts on various types of bird feeders, bird seed (including our very own Northwest Corner Blend,) t-shirts, toys, kids' books, field guides, knick-knacks, coffee, ornaments, bird baths and so much more! Everything in our store will be on sale during the Mega-Sale on Dec. 6th and 7th!
On December 14, the Sharon Audubon is sponsoring an all day event called Trixie Strauss Christmas Bird Count that is free and open to the public. Audubon Sharon will once again be taking part in this count and they love to have people join them!
The count area is a 15 mile circle with its center at Hotchkiss School, and includes good birding areas in Sharon, Salisbury, Amenia and Northeast. Teams from all over the state and country take part in Christmas Bird Count. The numbers are compiled and reported to help better understand flock formation and migrations.