Date: 4/20/19 8:46 am
From: spbroker via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Connecticut Bird Atlas Block in Need of Adoption
Connecticut Bird Atlas Block 83E Haddam (primarily in Killingworth) needs a new leader/block adopter. This block has very good potential, having produced 63 species during the 1982-86 Connecticut Breeding Bird Atlas: 26 Confirmed, 21 Probable, 16 Possible breeders. The block is heavily forested, but with interesting wetland features. Landmarks include the north end of Lake Hammonasset (trail system accessed from a road by Emmanuel Episcopal Church), the north end of Chatfield Hollow State Park, Chatfield Hollow Brook, Cockaponset State Forest, Pond Meadow Brook, Frick’s Pond, a cranberry bog (Killingworth Cranberries), and very interesting looking wetlands crossed by Lovers Lane (who could pass up spending field time there?)

Other features include A Place Called Hope Birds of Prey Rehabilitation Center (no caged birds for the atlas, please), Haddam-Killingworth Middle School, Summer Hill Nursery, farm fields, and some scattered residential neighborhoods. The block is bisected by Route 148 (Killingworth-Durham Road/Tooley Road), includes Burr Hill Road, Pond Meadow Road, and is bordered on the east side by Route 81 Higganum Road. There is much private property, and pullout areas are not in abundance, but one may be able to make arrangements with property owners for better access.

If you are looking for an atlas block to adopt in Greater New Haven, please go to the Connecticut Bird Atlas website and then contact Atlas Volunteer Coordinator Craig Repasz.

Steve Broker, Cheshire
Regional Coordinator, Southwest-central/New Haven
(Cell) 203-747-6843

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