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					                                   6th ANNUAL

Connecticut Audubon Society Eagle Festival
       February 19-20, 2005   I   Essex, Connecticut and surrounding towns




  I   Festival Events Schedule I Lectures and Entertainment I Live Birds of Prey
  I   Musical Entertainment I Children’s Programs I Eagle Viewing Boat Tours

PRESENTING SPONSOR                                                FOUNDING SPONSOR
PRATT & WHITNEY
IS PROUD TO BE THE
PRESENTING SPONSOR OF
THE 2005 CONNECTICUT
AUDUBON SOCIETY
EAGLE FESTIVAL
  2005 Connecticut Audubon Society Eagle Festival




DIRECTIONS, parking and general information
TO ESSEX, CONNECTICUT                                                                                                                             continuous service to and from downtown Essex and to and from des-
Please use the Festival parking lots with shuttle bus service to avoid                                                                            ignated Festival parking lots (see Map on pp. 20–21). We encourage all
traffic in the village area. Look for marked parking lots.                                                                                         visitors to the Eagle Festival to utilize these parking lots and free shuttle
                                                                                                                                                  service. Please observe local parking restrictions. Handicapped parking
From Interstate 95 East and West
                                                                                                                                                  is available for Festival attendees at the Connecticut River Museum park-
Interstate 95 to Exit 69 in Old Saybrook to Route 9 North. Take Exit 3
                                                                                                                                                  ing lot, 67 Main Street. Group Tour Bus parking lot: Spencer’s Corner,
in Essex. Left at bottom of ramp. Take a right at the first traffic light.
                                                                                                                                                  Centerbrook. Call 800-714-7201 for information.
Proceed to the first stop sign and follow the sign to downtown Essex.
Bear right onto Main Street.
                                                                                                                                                  FREE LECTURES, CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS, AND
From Interstate 91 and Route 9 South                                                                                                              ENTERTAINMENT
Interstate 91 to Route 9 South. Take Exit 3 in Essex. Left at bottom of                                                                           There are numerous presentations throughout the Festival weekend to
ramp. Left at first light. Proceed to the first stop sign and follow the sign                                                                       expand your knowledge about eagles and nature in fun and interesting
to downtown Essex. Bear right onto Main Street.                                                                                                   ways. Check the Festival Schedule of Events on pp. 20–21 for times and
                                                                                                                                                  locations.
PARKING & FREE SHUTTLE TRANSPORTATION
Shuttle buses will run 6:30 am – 6:00 pm on both days of the                                                                                      WINTER WEATHER UPDATES
Eagle Festival.                                                                                                                                   The Connecticut River Eagle Festival will be held rain or shine, sleet, or
The Town of Essex is a quaint New England town with very limited                                                                                  snow, unless extremely severe weather occurs. Please call 1-800-714-7201
in-town parking; therefore, FREE Shuttle Service is provided with                                                                                 for a recorded Eagle Festival update if weather conditions turn adverse.



TABLE of contents
Directions, Parking, and General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1                                                      Festival Schedule of Events & Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Welcome . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3   Children’s Programs and Activities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
About Connecticut Audubon Society . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5                                               Musical Entertainment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Land-Based Eagle Viewing Tour . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6                                     Armchair EcoTraveler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Eagle-Viewing Tips and Etiquette . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7                                      EcoTravel Field Trips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Bald Eagles, DDT, and Silent Spring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8                                       Hospitality & Fun . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Bald Eagle Biology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9                East Haddam Hospitality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Speakers and Topics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12                    Area Accommodations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Exhibitions and Demonstrations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16                                         Thank You . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41




                    EAGLE-VIEWING BOAT TRIPS & RESERVATIONS                                                                                       CALL 1-800-714-7201

            During the Eagle Festival weekend, there will be eight 2-hour                                                                         Advance Reservations Required! Call Today.
     guided boat tours along the Connecticut River departing from the                                                                             1-800-714-7201 (24 hrs/7 days) or 860-767-9795
     Connecticut River Museum, lower Main Street in Essex at 7:30 am, 10
     am, 12:30 pm, and 3 pm on Saturday and Sunday. The cost is $40 per                                                                           SATURDAY & SUNDAY:
                                                                                                                                                  10:00 am & 12:30 pm
     person for the 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. boat trips and $30 per person                                                                          $40 per person                                                     For all boat reservation holders:
     ($15 for children 12 and under) for the 7:30 am and 3:00 pm boat trips.
                                                                                                                                                  7:30 am & 3:00 pm                                                  Please arrive at least 30 minutes before
     Reservations are non-refundable and boarding passes must be picked                                                                                                                                              departure at the Connecticut River
                                                                                                                                                  $30 per person
     up in person at the Connecticut Audubon Society Boat Tent at the                                                                             $15 children 12 and under                                          Museum, 67 Main Street, to pick up
     dock before boarding. Please register early by telephone.                                                                                    Children 3 and under free                                          boarding passes and check in.



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 Welcome to the Connecticut Audubon Society Eagle Festival



CELEBRATING SIX YEARS OF NATURE AT ITS BEST!                                Safety. “We are proud to help celebrate the return of these magnificent
      The Connecticut Audubon Society is proud to present the 6th           birds to Connecticut.”
Annual Eagle Festival, February 19 and 20, 2005 in Essex, CT. East                Voted “#1 Best Small Town in America” in The 100 Best Small
Hartford-based Pratt & Whitney will serve as Presenting Sponsor of          Towns In America, Essex provides the perfect setting for celebrating
this premier EcoEvent celebrating the annual return of the bald eagles      this proud symbol of America’s freedom. First Selectman Phil Miller
to the region.                                                              remarked,“Essex is proud to host the Eagle Festival. Our citizens look
      Each winter these majestic birds come from Canada and northern        forward to welcoming our guests to this great celebration.” Support
New England to feed on prey found in open waters of the lower               from surrounding towns is key to the success of the Eagle Festival and
Connecticut River. Popular television talk show host Phil Donahue           we are most grateful for their commitment. From land-based eagle
will once again serve as the Honorary Chairman of the Eagle Festival        viewing sites to chowder cook offs, the region continues to support the
and will be on hand to participate in lectures, boat tours and more.        Eagle Festival in so many ways.
Last year’s event saw more than 14,000 visitors come to Essex over the            Founding Sponsor Select Energy has been supporting the Eagle
two-day span to view the bald eagle in the wild. “We were thrilled with     Festival since its inception six years ago and returns to the 2005 event
the crowds who came out to the Festival,” commented Bob Martinez,           along with Media Sponsor, The Hartford Courant. Added support from
President of Connecticut Audubon Society. “Visitors filled our lectures,     a wide range of Corporate, Associate and Community Sponsors as well
live demonstrations and boats trips to capacity and enjoyed all that the    as Festival Partners provides the foundation for the Eagle Festival.
Festival offers including viewing the nature show that these amazing              Visitors can enjoy the wide variety of FREE activities at the
bald eagles put on all weekend.”                                            Connecticut Audubon Society Eagle Festival including land-based eagle
      This year, the Eagle Festival will introduce a new and exciting       viewing tours, environmental lectures, live birds of prey programs, duck
event to the weekend’s activities. The EcoForum, sponsored by Pratt &       carving demonstrations, musical entertainment, art exhibits, children’s
Whitney, will take place on Saturday, February 19, 2005 at the Ivoryton     programs, Armchair EcoTravel lectures and much more. Two-hour
Playhouse at 7:30 pm. The event will feature a provocative lecture by       guided boat trips provide additional opportunities for eagle viewing
the renowned scientist and Pulitzer Prize winning author Dr. Edward         and are scheduled throughout the weekend for a nominal charge.
O. Wilson who will discuss his newest book The Future of Life. The                Anyone interested in volunteering at the Eagle Festival is asked to
lecture will be followed by an enlightening interview of Dr. Wilson by      contact event planners at (860) 767-2848. Volunteers perform a variety
Phil Donahue.                                                               of jobs including set-up, traffic and parking, retail sales, hospitality and
      Pratt & Whitney, a unit of United Technologies, has been a Festival   more. For program, travel, membership and more information about
partner since 2000. With the growth in size and scope of the Eagle          Connecticut Audubon Society, please visit www.ctaudubon.org.
Festival, Pratt & Whitney saw an opportunity to expand its involvement.           Once again, welcome to the 6th Annual Connecticut Audubon
“The Bald Eagle has been our symbol for almost 80 years,” said Kevin        Society Eagle Festival. We hope you enjoy the weekend and all of the
Doyle, Pratt & Whitney’s vice president for Environment Health and          Festival activities. I



 2005 CONNECTICUT RIVER EAGLE FESTIVAL SPONSORS

PRESENTING SPONSOR                    CORPORATE SPONSORS                    Bank of America                        First Student, Inc.
                                      Northeast Utilities Foundation        Bank of New York                       The Griswold Inn
                                       Connecticut Light & Power            Connecticut Natural Gas Corp.          River Valley Jr. Women’s Club
                                       Yankee Gas Services                  Southern Connecticut Gas Co.           The Rotary Club of Essex
                                                                            Saab of Westport                       Verizon Wireless
                                      ASSOCIATE SPONSOR                     The Hartford Steam Boiler
FOUNDING SPONSOR                      The Fletcher Foundation               Essex Printing Co.                     Special Appreciation:
Select Energy                         Swarovski Optik NA, Ltd.              The Clean Energy Fund                  Town Of Essex, Ivoryton and
                                                                                                                    Centerbrook
MEDIA SPONSOR                         COMMUNITY SPONSORS                    FESTIVAL PARTNERS                      Town of East Haddam
The Hartford Courant                  Essex Savings Bank                    Connecticut River Museum               Town of Deep River
                                      North Cove Outfitters                  Copper Beech Inn
                                      Webster Bank                          The Essex Garden Club

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 About Connecticut Audubon Society



                     Founded in 1898 by Mabel Osgood Wright,                    Six years ago the idea of staging an Eagle Festival to celebrate
                     Connecticut Audubon Society is an independent,       the return of the bald eagle became a reality in the harbor side town
                     statewide nonprofit organization with a member-       of Essex, CT. The return of the eagles to the unfrozen waters of the
                     ship of over 25,000. We are dedicated to providing   Connecticut River was a perfect story which gave Connecticut Audubon
                     excellence in environmental education, encouraging   Society a unique opportunity to further its mission to educate, con-
the conservation of the state’s natural resources, and advocating for     serve and advocate for Connecticut’s precious natural resources—like
enlightened public policy on ecological matters.                          the bald eagle. So, along with a team of sponsors, partners and Festival
      This mission is accomplished by helping people appreciate and       Planning Committee, the first Eagle Festival was launched. Braving
conserve the state’s diverse habitats, and by providing the public with   everything from snow to freezing temperatures and even balmy weath-
environmental leadership and accurate information about ecological        er this past February, the excitement and interest has grown over the
matters. The organization puts its mission of environmental educa-        years and last year broke attendance records with 14,000 visitors over
tion, conservation, and advocacy to work in the places where it matters   the two-day Festival.
most—here in the state of Connecticut—for the benefit of all its citi-           Connecticut Audubon Society manages 19 wildlife sanctuaries
zens, wildlife, and unique natural habitats. Connecticut Audubon          and preserves over 2,500 acres of open space around the state. These
Society reaches over 200,000 state residents annually through a wide      sanctuaries, which are open from dawn to dusk throughout the year,
variety of educational and nature programs, field trips.                   serve as outdoor classrooms and provide visitors with hands-on
      Connecticut Audubon Society operates the historic Birdcraft         opportunities to observe wildlife and enjoy the beauty and serenity of
Museum in Fairfield as well as nature facilities in Fairfield, Milford,     our state’s diverse natural habitats.
Glastonbury, Pomfret and Hampton, all of which provide the base for             To become a member of Connecticut Audubon Society and receive
our educational and nature programs for all age groups. The               a quarterly newsletter highlighting Connecticut Audubon Society’s
Connecticut Audubon Society EcoTravel office in Essex offers travel        extensive environmental education programs and activities offered
opportunities to unique natural history destinations around the state,    around the state, please contact the Membership Services department
nation, and world to bring people together with their natural world       at 203-259-6305, Ext. 105. Please complete and return the membership
through firsthand experience. Connecticut Audubon Society operates         form found on the back cover of this Eagle Festival Program Guide. For
an Environmental Advocacy office in Hartford, which provides key           program, travel, membership information and much more, please visit
information on environmental issues to the state legislature.             www.ctaudubon.org. I




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SELF GUIDED land based eagle tour
The first two locations are within walking distance of downtown               6   Parker’s Point, Chester
Essex. Naturalists will be at most sites from 10 am to 4 pm on               Return on Ferry Road 0.2 miles and turn right on East Kings Highway.
both Saturday, February 19 and Sunday, February 20, 2005.                    Travel 0.3 miles and turn right onto Route 154 and continue north. Travel
                                                                             0.95 miles and turn right onto Parker’s Point Road. Go to the end and
STARTING IN ESSEX:                                                           scan the opposite shore where eagles often roost. Enter the end of this
1   Connecticut River Museum – Downtown Essex                                road slowly; birds are often perched in this area. No naturalist on site.
Good viewing right here at the CT River Museum. Scan both to the
north and south. The eagles often perch on the island to the north, just
                                                                             7 Goodspeed Bridge – Camelot Cruiseline Parking Lot, Haddam
                                                                             Go back out Parker’s Point Road and turn right onto Route 154, contin-
past the Shell sign. Also look across the river at Nott Island, a favorite
                                                                             uing north. Travel 1.9 miles and turn right (east) onto Route 82.
spot for roosting eagles. Host: Swarovski Optiks N.A. Ltd.
                                                                             Continue 0.5 miles and turn right into Camelot Connecticut River
2   Crow’s Nest – Dauntless Boat Yard, Essex                                 Cruises’ parking lot, just before the bridge to East Haddam. Park near
From the Connecticut River Museum, go up Main Street 0.10 mile,              the Hospitality Tent and scan all trees. Watch the trees and sky just
turning right onto Ferry Street and then left up Pratt Street (this is a     south of the airport, on the opposite side of the river. Eagles can also
one way street and the only way up from the bottom of Main Street).          be found sometimes north of the swing bridge. Host: Mattabeseck
Turn right into the marina and find parking where available. Climb to         Audubon Society
the elevated porch of the Crow’s Nest Restaurant for good views over
                                                                             8 East Haddam Bridge Highlands
North Cove. The entrance is in the back of the building. Host: Mark
                                                                             Take a right out of the Camelot Cruiseline lot and cross over the swing
Mannetho, Owner Crow’s Nest Deli
                                                                             bridge spanning the Connecticut River. Take your first left (just after
3   Pettipaug Yacht Club, Essex                                              the bridge) into the East Haddam Municipal parking lot across from
(This is a private area and open to the public only during the Eagle         the Goodspeed Opera House. Walk up the hill toward the Riverhouse
Festival weekend.)                                                           Building and the eagle viewing site on the highlands overlooking the
Return back out to Pratt Street (one way road) and turn right. Travel        bridge. Eagles are often seen gliding over the bridge. Warm up inside
through one stop sign to North Main Street. From here go right onto          the Riverhouse Building with refreshments and hospitality. Host:
North Main Street which eventually becomes River Road, and at 2.15           East Haddam Economic Development Commission
miles turn right onto a dirt road to the Pettipaug Yacht Club. Go to and
park near the small boat house. Eagles often fly by this area but also        RETURNING TO ESSEX:
can be seen roosting on the opposite bank of the river, near the open-       Go back across the bridge to Route 82. At the light go left onto Route
ing to Hamburg Cove. Host: Deep River Land Trust and Pettipaug               154 South, follow Route 154 through Chester and Deep River traveling
Yacht Club                                                                   7.85 miles. At the traffic light turn left onto Route 154 in Centerbrook.
                                                                             Go 0.75 miles, under Route 9, and then turn left toward Essex Village.
4   Deep River Town Dock, Deep River
                                                                             At the stop sign follow the directional arrow to Essex. This will bring
From the entrance road to the yacht club, turn right continuing north
                                                                             you back to Main Street, Essex. Please use the outer parking lots and
on River Road. At the stop sign continue down Essex Street, paralleling
                                                                             shuttles to avoid traffic in town. Signs for these parking lots are posted.
the marshes closely. At 3.4 miles, go right at this stop sign onto Route
154. From here travel 0.15 miles and turn right at the stop light. Travel
0.85 miles turn right over the railroad tracks and park to the left. Scan
up and down the river and check Eustacia Island and the opposite river
bank where eagles often roost. Host: Deep River Land Trust
5   Chester Ferry Landing, Chester
From Deep River town dock/gazebo, go right onto to Kirtland Street.
Travel 0.7 miles and turn right at the T intersection onto Route 154.
Continue 1.5 miles and turn right onto Ferry Road. Proceed 0.65 miles
to the ferry. Scan north and south along the river. Eagles often can be
seen in flight and perched along the opposite bank of the river just
under Gillette Castle. Host: Menunkatuck Audubon Society


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EAGLE VIEWING tips and etiquette
THE EAGLE TRAIL                                                                 EAGLE-VIEWING TIPS
                                                                                The bald eagle is our treasured neighbor and is protected by
                                                                                Federal laws. Please review these suggestions to enhance your
                   82         East Haddam                                       eagle-viewing pleasure while maintaining respect for the needs
                8 BRIDGE
                  EAST HADDAM
                                                                                of eagles:
               7 CAMELOTLOT
                         CRUISELINE                                             ■ Confine eagle-viewing to designated points along driving routes
                 PARKING
                                                                                & keep pets in vehicle.
      82             6 PARKER’S POINT                    82
                                                                                ■ Maintain a 1,000-foot distance from eagles.
                                                                                ■ Move slowly and talk softly.
       9
           Chester            5 CHESTER FERRY
                                LANDING
                                                                                ■ Never throw objects or otherwise attempt to cause eagles to fly
                                          Hadlyme
                        154                                                     from their perch or feeding area.
148
                                4   DEEP RIVER
                                    TOWN DOCK
                                                              Lyme
                                                                                ■ Do not trespass on private property.


                               Deep River                                       Be sure to bring:

 80         Ivoryton
                                                   3 PETTIPAUG YACHT CLUB       ■ A good pair of binoculars, telephoto lens or a spotting scope

            Centerbrook                    Essex                                make eagle-viewing more enjoyable.
                                      9            1& 2 CT RIVERNEST &
                                                                 MUSEUM
                                                        CROW’S                  ■ Be prepared for all types of weather including rain, wind, cold
                                                                        1
                                                                                temperatures and even snow.

                                                                        95      REMEMBER AT ALL TIMES TO OBSERVE PROPER
                         153                 154
                                                                     Old Lyme   BIRDING ETIQUETTE
                                                                                When arriving at a site:
                                                                                ■ Please close car doors as quietly as possible
              95
Westbrook                                                                       ■ Keep your voices soft
                                      Old Saybrook
                                                                                ■ Respect private property
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                                                                                ■ Take turns using the spotting scope


            Long Island Sound




 Free Shuttle Bus to Eagle-Viewing Land Site
 Take a 10-minute ride with us to an outstanding nearby
 location to view bald eagles from land. Expert birders will
 be on hand with spotting scopes and binoculars to help you.

 DESTINATION: Pettipaug Yacht Club

 WHEN: A FREE shuttle bus service will run approximately on
 the half-hour from 10 am – 4 pm on Saturday and Sunday.

 WHERE: The shuttle bus pick-up and drop-off stop is located
 in front of the Riverside Tent on lower Main Street. (see map
 on pages 20 & 21)




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  Bald Eagles, DDT, and Silent Spring

by Frederick R. Davis, Ph.D

Most people know that the recovery of Bald Eagles happened only after       were first year birds. Between, 1955 and 1959, first-years made up only
the banning of DDT in 1973. Many also know that the ban on DDT              20% of the total count. What had happened to the young Bald Eagles?
happened about a decade after Rachel Carson published Silent Spring,              It was Rachel Carson’s genius to unite these two pieces of data to
an eloquent indictment of the indiscriminate use of chemical insecti-       make the claim that Bald Eagles were declining. In time, fewer young
cides including DDT.                                                        Bald Eagles would mean fewer adults. It soon became clear that DDT
      Less well known is that Bald Eagles played an important role in       bioaccumulated in the food chain reaching toxic levels in the fish that
Silent Spring in making the case against DDT. Here are the details of       served as the Bald Eagles’ chief food source. It seemed that DDT expo-
Rachel Carson’s interpretation of the scientific assessment of the decline   sure resulted in sterilization for the adult eagles which led to infertile
of Bald Eagles.                                                             eggs and fewer young eagles. Several years after Silent Spring, scientists
      In making the case against DDT, Carson drew upon two pieces of        determined that dichlorophenyl-dichloroethylene (DDE), the principal
evidence. The first came from a retired banker named Harold Broley.          breakdown product of DDT, accumulated in the fatty tissues of the
After he retired, Broley moved to Florida, like most people who retire.     adult female bald eagles. DDE impaired calcium release necessary for
He needed a hobby so at the suggestion of the National Audubon Society,     normal egg shell formation, resulting in thin shells and reproductive
he began to band Bald Eagles in their nests. Bear in mind, that this was    failure. Adult Bald Eagles literally crushed their own eggs when they
a 65 year old with no tree climbing experience who would climb as high      attempted to brood the eggs.
as 75 feet to the top of a tree to band an eagle with the parent birds            With the ban on DDT and endangered species protection, the
threatening to attack him. Undaunted, Broley banded more than 1,000         Bald Eagle has made a dramatic recovery along with other species of
eagles between 1939 and 1949. Broley began to notice a decline in the       top line predators such as Ospreys, Peregrines, and Brown Pelicans. In
number of active nests beginning in 1947. 80% of the nests failed to        1995, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service downgraded the eagle’s status
produce young between 1952 and 1957. In 1958, he drove more than            from “Endangered”to “Threatened” and in 1999, called for removing
100 miles to find a single eaglet to band. There were adult eagles at        the Bald Eagle from the list altogether. In the year after Silent Spring
only ten nests.                                                             appeared, National Audubon biologists recorded only 417 nests. Recently,
      Carson corroborated Harold Broley’s findings with additional data      Fish and Wildlife biologists determined that more than 6,000 pairs of
from Hawk Mountain Sanctuary in Pennsylvania, one of the premier            Bald Eagles now live in the lower 48 states with an additional 3,000
sites to record migrating raptors in the eastern U.S. The curator of the    non-breeding adults and 3,000 immature birds. With Silent Spring,
sanctuary, Maurice Broun, noted that 40% of the migrating Bald Eagles       Rachel Carson may have saved the Bald Eagle from regional extinction. I




                 “      It was a spring without voices. On the mornings that had once
                 throbbed with the dawn chorus of scores of bird voices there was now no
                 sound; only silence lay over the fields and woods and marsh.
                                                                                                  Rachel Carson    ”

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 Bald Eagle Biology (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)



Size: The bald eagle ranges in length from 34 to 43 inches with a wing-       lower Connecticut River hosts the largest concentration of wintering
span of 6 to 8 feet.                                                          eagles in New England.
Weight: Males range from 8-10 lbs. while larger females weigh from            Reasons for Decline: Human disturbance at nest sites; loss of nesting
10-14 lbs.                                                                    trees; loss of waterside habitat due to human occupation; contamina-
                                                                              tion of a food source, especially by pesticides with subsequent ill effects
Maturity: Eagles reach sexual maturity between 4 to 6 years of age.
                                                                              on health and reproductive efforts; intentional and accidental shooting
Mating: Eagles tend to pair for life, although if one of the pair dies,       and trapping.
the survivor will take a new mate. Elaborate courtship rituals involve
                                                                              Endangered Status and Protection: The bald eagle is considered
spectacular aerial displays including chases, roller coasters, undulating
                                                                              threatened or endangered in most all states in the U.S. except Alaska
flights and interlocking cartwheels.
                                                                              (they are not found in Hawaii). Huge declines in population were due
ID: Immature birds show variable grayish-brown and white plumage              in part to extensive use of DDT and DDE from the mid-1940s to the
with dark eyes and beaks and yellow legs. By 4 or 5 years of age, adult       1970s. Since legislation in 1972 banning the use of DDT, eagle popula-
birds have the distinctive white head and tail and yellow eyes, beak          tions have steadily increased. Although the bald eagle was removed
and legs.                                                                     from the federal endangered species list on July 4, 1999, it remains pro-
                                                                              tected nationally under the International Migratory Bird Treaty Act
Eye Sight: The eagle’s ability to see detail at a distance is extraordinary
                                                                              and the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act. The bird will also
and 4 to 8 times sharper than human vision. Their eyes are partially fixed
                                                                              remain on Connecticut’s endangered list until the number of nesting
in their sockets, so an eagle has to turn its whole head to look around.
                                                                              eagles increases.
Flight: The maximum flight speed of an eagle ranges between 36 and
                                                                              Nesting Eagles in Connecticut: Currently there are only three pairs
44 miles per hour.
                                                                              of nesting eagles in the state, located in Barkhamsted and along the
Life Span: Generally an eagle’s life span in the wild is about 25 to 30       Connecticut River.
years.
                                                                              Wintering Eagles in Connecticut: The wintering population of bald
Habitat: Natural year-round habitat is almost exclusively lakes, rivers       eagles in Connecticut has been increasing and currently about 100
or seacoasts.                                                                 eagles are found in the state, the majority of them congregating along
                                                                              the Housatonic River near the Shepaug Dam, and along the lower
Nesting: The birds’ nests are large, usually 5 to 8 feet wide and 6 feet
                                                                              Connecticut River.
deep, built in trees 10 to 150 feet above ground. Eagles may also nest
on rocky cliffs and in rare instances, on the ground.                         Protecting Wintering Eagle Habitat: Despite their large size, eagles
                                                                              are disturbed by unpredictable human activity, making delineated pro-
Habits: Eagles feed heavily on carrion (previously dead animals), of
                                                                              tection zones necessary around areas of high eagle use. Since winter is
which 75% is fish. They will also eat waterfowl, small and large mam-
                                                                              a stressful time for eagles, it is important that preferred winter feeding
mals and livestock carrion. They use a wide variety of foraging tech-
                                                                              areas are protected. If birds are frequently disturbed from feeding and
niques, including stealing prey from others and scavenging carcasses.
                                                                              forced to travel to a different area for food, it may result in a life threat-
Prey is grasped with strong feet and sharp talons. The eagle’s sharp beak
                                                                              ening situation for the eagles.
is used solely for tearing flesh.
Range: Bald eagles are widely but thinly distributed over the coast-
lines and inland waterways of Canada, the U.S. and northwest Mexico.
Range extends from the arctic tundra to subtropic forests.
Migration: Not all bald eagles migrate, but large numbers do move
                                                                              FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL:
southward from the frozen north between November and March. With
                                                                              Connecticut Audubon Society at 860-767-0660
a strong preference for fish, this migration will typically force move-
ment to areas of open water. The greatest concentration of wintering          Information for this article was provided by The Connecticut Department
bald eagles is found in the western and mid-western United States. The        of Environmental Protection, Wildlife Bureau, Non-harvested Series No. ES-2.


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SPEAKERS and topics
EAGLES IN CONNECTICUT                                                         spent approximately 275 days in the field searching for birds in an effort
Saturday I 10:15 – 10:45 am and 1:30 – 2:00 pm                                to best his old record of 722. He succeeded and Sandy Komito was able
Sunday I 10:15 – 10:45 am                                                     to break his old record and achieve an astounding 748 species, for a new
Riverside Tent – Map Key 18                                                   North American record.
Presented by Julie Victoria & Jenny Dickson
                                                                              His book , I Came, I Saw, I Counted describes some of the events that
Learn about how and why bald eagles return to the lower Connecticut           led up to his various sightings and discoveries.
River Valley every winter and what is being done to encourage their
year long residency in the state.                                             LIVE BIRDS OF PREY DEMONSTRATION
                                                                              Saturday I 12:15 – 1:15 pm and 4:30 – 5:00 pm
Julie Victoria has been a wildlife biologist for the past 22 years for CT’s
                                                                              Riverside Tent – Map Key 18
Department of Environmental Protection. Julie Victoria presents an
                                                                              Presented by Tom Ricardi
overview of her extensive work with bald eagles in Connecticut. She is
                                                                              Massachusetts Birds of Prey Rehabilitation Center
currently assigned to the DEP’s Wildlife Diversity Program, which
encompasses animals that are not hunted or harvested, including               The Massachusetts Birds of Prey Rehabilitation Facility is a private,
endangered species.                                                           nonprofit project with the primary function of caring for and rehabili-
                                                                              tating birds of prey for eventual release back into the wild. Another
Jenny Dickson is a wildlife biologist with the CT Department of
                                                                              objective of the project is captive breeding, using permanently injured
Environmental Protection Wildlife Division’s Wildlife Diversity Program.
                                                                              birds that cannot be released as breeding stock. The project has suc-
Jenny works with the conservation and management of songbirds,
                                                                              cessfully produced offspring for reintroduction to bolster the wild pop-
threatened and endangered species, bats and other small mammals.
                                                                              ulation. To date, many species, such as the Bald Eagle,American Kestrel,
She has worked on a variety of research projects including a songbird
                                                                              Barn Owl, Red-tailed Hawk and several species of falcons have bred.
toxicology study for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
                                                                              Mr. Ricardi presents a lively and exciting Birds of Prey program which
                                                                              captivates his audiences.

                                                                              CLEAN ENERGY AND YOU – Round Table Discussion
                                                                              Saturday I 2:15 – 3:15 pm
                                                                              Riverside Tent – Map Key 18
                                                                              Hosted by Betty McLaughlin
                                                                              Director of Environmental Advocacy, Connecticut Audubon Society

                                                                              Join experts from the Connecticut Clean Energy Fund, Connecticut
                                                                              Audubon Society, Pratt & Whitney, Smart Power and Select Energy in
                                                                              an engaging discussion about clean energy choices. The future is now
                                                                              and the options for alternative energy choices are out there for you.

                                                                              JOHN JAMES AUDUBON: THE MAKING OF AN AMERICAN
I CAME, I SAW, I COUNTED                                                      Saturday I 3:30 – 4:15 pm
Saturday I 11:00 am – 12 noon                                                 Riverside Tent – Map Key 18
Sunday I 1:15 – 2:15 pm                                                       Presented by Richard Rhodes
Riverside Tent – Map Key 18                                                   Pulitzer Prize Winning Author
Presented by Sandy Komito
                                                                                                      Richard Rhodes is the author of John James
Author and Record-holding Bird Watcher
                                                                                                      Audubon: The Making of an American as well
Sandy Komito grew up in the Bronx, New York and harbored an insa-                                     as twenty other books including the award
tiable curiosity about the natural world beginning as a pre-teenager                                  winning The Making of the Atomic Bomb
and has kept birding records for more than 60 years. Before retiring at                               which won a Pulitzer Prize for Nonfiction, a
the age of 61, Sandy had already set the single year highest total for the                            National Book Award and a National Book
greatest number of bird species seen in North America. In 1998, he                                    Critics Circle Award. Mr. Rhodes has received

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numerous fellowships for research and writing and has been a vising        BIRDING: A MULTIMEDIA VISUAL EXPERIENCE
scholar at Harvard and MIT as well as a host and correspondent for         Sunday I 3:15 – 4:00 pm
documentaries on public television’s Frontline and American                Riverside Tent – Map Key 18
Experience series. He is currently researching a third volume of           Presented by Shawn Carey
nuclear history, Endgame, which will examine the international politics
                                                                           Shawn Carey moved from his home in Erie, PA to Cambridge, MA in
of nuclear weapons across the past two decades.
                                                                           1986 and started watching birds in 1988. In 1991, Shawn combined his
                                                                                                                     interest in photography and
INVASIVE ALIEN PLANTS: THE ROLE OF BIRDS IN THEIR
                                                                                                                     birds and started Migration
SPREAD AND THE THREAT TO BIRD HABITAT
                                                                                                                     Productions with his part-
Sunday I 11:00 am – 12:00 noon
                                                                                                                     ner Jim Grady as a way to
Riverside Tent – Map Key 18
                                                                                                                     present their multi-image
Presented by Peter Alden
                                                                                                                     slide presentations to live
President of Nuttall Ornithological Club
                                                                                                                     audiences. In 1997, Carey
                        Peter Alden is the President of the Nuttall                                                  began teaching bird pho-
                        Ornithological Club and originator of the                                                    tography workshops for
                        world’s first Biodiversity Day. The first person                                               Mass Audubon.
                        to see over 4,000 bird species, Mr. Alden has
                        led wildlife tours to over 100 countries. He is
                        the author of 15 nature books, such as Finding
                        Birds Around the World. Peter Alden was voted
                        Who’s Who in America 2000 and Who’s Who in
                        the World 2001.

LIVE BIRDS OF PREY DEMONSTRATION
Sunday I 12:15 – 1:00 pm and 4:15 – 5:00 pm
Riverside Tent – May Key 18
Presented by Matt Hoyt
Teacher/Naturalist, Connecticut Audubon Society

                        Matt Hoyt is a Teacher/Naturalist with
                        Connecticut Audubon Society and will take a
                        look at big birds of prey and explore how they
                        work and what makes them so special. Using
                        some live birds as well as mounted birds, Matt
                        will show how eagles as well as hawks, owls and
                        falcons use sharp eyes, long talons and curved
                        beaks to see, catch and eat their food.

FAMILY FUN WITH MUSICAL BIRDS
Sunday I 2:30 – 3:00 pm
Riverside Tent – Map Key 18
Presented by Paul Recker

Paul Recker presents a lively musical experience for children and fami-
lies that includes adventurous stories, fun sing-alongs and playful
activities in which everyone will want to participate. An accomplished
guitarist and an engaging storyteller, Mr. Recker has a style that draws
the audience into the performance.

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EXHIBITIONS and demonstrations
SELECT FACTS ABOUT THE BALD EAGLE                                          involved in teaching bird carving each fall and spring at the Connecticut
Saturday and Sunday I 10:00 am – 4:00pm                                    Audubon Society Birdcraft Museum in Fairfield.
Connecticut River Museum & Steamboat Dock – Map Key 21
Presented by Select Energy                                                 PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT: THE NATURAL WORLD
                                                                           Saturday I 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
Children and families will enjoy this self-guided search for interesting
                                                                           Sunday I 12:00 noon – 4:30 pm
facts about the bald eagle! A total of 10 Select Facts signs about the
                                                                           St. John’s Church lobby – Map Key 11
Bald Eagle will be placed outside the Connecticut River Museum on
                                                                           Presented by Connecticut Audubon Society Center at Glastonbury
the Steamboat Dock (next to Riverside Tent). One fact will be posted
on each sign.Visitors to the Festival can pick up a Select Facts quiz      Enjoy the beautiful landscapes and wildlife in Connecticut captured
sheet on the second floor of the Connecticut River Museum at the Select     through the talent and skill of Connecticut photographers. These pho-
Energy booth. Find the answers to all of the questions, return your        tos were chosen from a larger photography exhibit that is on display
completed quiz sheet to the Select Energy booth and receive a prize!!!     during the month of February at the Connecticut Audubon Society
                                                                           Center at Glastonbury, located at 1361 Main Street in Glastonbury.
SWAROVSKI OPTIK NORTH AMERICA, Ltd.                                        Some photographs will be available for sale.
Saturday and Sunday I 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Swarovski Optik Waterside Tent – Map Key 19                                ENVIRONMENTAL & RETAIL MARKETPLACE
                                                                           Saturday and Sunday I 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Learn about the world of birding through the lenses of some of the
                                                                           Town Green Tent – Map Key 10
best binoculars on the market today. Swarovski Optik North America,
Ltd. will host a group of experienced optic retailers ready to educate     The Environmental & Retail Marketplace is where visitors can learn
you on the fundamentals of binoculars and spotting scopes. Test the        more about birding, nature, the environment and other aspects of the
newest scopes on the market for all budgets. Retail sales are available.   natural world. Participants in the Environmental & Retail Marketplace
Participants include: The Audubon Shop, Fat Robin, North Cove Outfitters,   include the following businesses and environmental organizations pro-
Brunton, Big Pockets and more! Don’t miss this “eyes-on” experience.       viding products, information and retail sales.
                                                                           Connecticut Audubon Society            Mystic Scrimshanders
BIRD CARVING DEMONSTRATIONS
                                                                           Bushy Hill Nature Center               Southern Exposure
Saturday I 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
                                                                           Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo            Sue Shane Gallery
Sunday I 12:00 noon – 5:00 pm
                                                                           Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center      The Slipper Lady
St. John’s Church (1st Floor Landing) – Map Key 11
                                                                           The Nature Conservancy                 Jae Wolf Collections
Carving birds for over 10 years, Phil Stein of Fairfield, CT, began his     Essex Garden Club                      Houghton Mifflin Company
hobby to learn more about birds and natural history. As an active
Connecticut Audubon Society regional board member, Phil enjoys             THE GREAT CONNECTICUT BIRDHOUSE EXHIBITION
sharing what he’s learned about the birds around us and how to better      AND SILENT AUCTION
appreciate them. His carvings have won “Best In Show” in northeast         Saturday and Sunday I 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
area competitions. Phil will demonstrate detailing techniques using        Essex Art Association – Map Key 5
various tools and will have a series of four wooden eagle heads that
                                                                           The Connecticut Audubon Society presents the Great Connecticut
show various phases of construction.
                                                                           Birdhouse Exhibition and Silent Auction co-sponsored by the American
Fairfield’s Dave Farrington began carving in the fall of 1978. His first     Institute of Architects (AIA) Connecticut Chapter, The Arts Council of
bird, a hen Bufflehead, won him his first ribbon—2nd place at the U.S.       Greater New Haven with the assistance of Centerbrook Architects of
National show in Long Island, N.Y. His second bird, a goldeneye, won a     Essex and David D. Harlan Architects of New Haven. The Exhibition is
first place at the World Show in Ocean City, Md. Since then he has won      an exciting display of creativity and craftsmanship. Over 30 functional
numerous ribbons from shows in Louisiana, Connecticut, California,         and whimsical birdhouses will be on display during the Eagle Festival
Massachusetts, Maine, Maryland and the Midwest. In the last five years,     weekend at the Essex Art Association where visitors can view the
Dave has won several “Best in Show” ribbons. In the last two years, he     offerings and place their silent auction bids. The birdhouse designs for
started carving fish for some of his friends. His first Striped Bass,        the exhibit are the creation of artists, architects, and art students from
won a blue ribbon at the world show in Maryland. Dave is presently         schools and organizations throughout the State of Connecticut.

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Immediately following the Eagle Festival, the Exhibit will travel to New    Clean Energy Exhibits
Haven for an exhibition sponsored by the The Arts Council of Greater        A variety of clean energy companies and supporters are on hand to
New Haven, on display through February. All proceeds from the bird-         demonstrate the available technologies, discuss clean energy programs
house silent auction will benefit environmental education and conserva-      and answer your questions.
tion programs of the Connecticut Audubon Society and the Connecticut        Connecticut Clean Energy Fund, SmartPower, GE Wind Energy,
Audubon Society Eagle Festival.                                             SolarOne, Akeena Solar, Global Resource Options, Pioneer Valley
                                                                            Photovoltaics, Solar Works, Sunlight Solar Energy, UTC Fuel Cells
ROGER TORY PETERSON PRINTS EXHIBITION
AND SILENT AUCTION                                                          Clean Energy Presentations
Saturday and Sunday I 10:00 am to 4:30 pm                                   Choosing Clean Energy Through Your Electric Bill
Garvin Gallery – Map Key 14                                                 Discover how you can choose clean energy simply and easily under
Russ Antiques & Auctions along with Connecticut Audubon Society             the clean energy choice program from the major utility companies in
will host an exhibition and silent auction of a private collection of       Connecticut. When residents sign up, cities and towns can earn free
Roger Tory Peterson prints. Each print is signed and numbered by            solar electric systems, installed on the municipal or school building of
Peterson. This is a rare opportunity to acquire limited edition prints      their choice. It’s part of the “Clean Energy Communities” program from
by one of America’s premier wildlife artists. The silent auction will       the Connecticut Clean Energy Fund.
close at 2:30 pm on Sunday.                                                 Saturday: 10:45 am, 12:15, 1:45 & 3:15 pm
                                                                            Sunday: 10:45 am, 12:15, 1:45 & 3:15 pm
CLEAN ENERGY EXHIBITION
Saturday I 10:00 am – 5:00 pm                                               Is Solar Electricity Right for Your Home?
Sunday I 11:00 – 4:00 pm                                                    Solar photovoltaic (PV) panels produce electricity using the sun’s rays.
Clean Energy Tent – Map Key 15                                              How do you know whether you have a good site? What size system
Hosted by the Connecticut Clean Energy Fund                                 would be best? How long do systems last and how are they maintained?
                                                                            Get your questions answered.
Clean energy—electricity produced from solar, wind, biomass, fuel
                                                                            Saturday: 11:15 am, 12:45, 2:15 & 3:45 pm
cells and other clean sources—benefits everyone. Clean energy promotes
                                                                            Sunday: 11:15 am, 12:45, 2:15 & 3:45 pm
the well-being of the eagles and other wildlife we enjoy watching by
reducing the amount of pollutants, toxins and greenhouse gases in the       Practical Tips for Saving Energy
environment. Developing and using clean energy helps protect the envi-      Energy efficiency measures can save you money while they reduce the
ronment we all need to live and be healthy. Clean energy is produced        amount of pollutants and greenhouse gases in our environment. Which
locally and does not rely on imported fuel, so it promotes a secure ener-   are the most practical steps to take—the ones that will have the greatest
gy supply for our state. When combined with energy efficiency meas-          impact? These tips will help you make a difference.
ures, the effects can be even greater.
                                                                            Saturday: 11:45 am, 1:15 & 2:45 pm
Come discover more about clean energy, energy efficiency and how you         Sunday: 11:45 am, 1:15 & 2:45 pm
can participate.




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                               EAGLE FESTIVAL
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SCHEDULE of events
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9:00 am – 5:00 pm . . . . . .Information, Program Guides, Souvenir Sales, Lost & Found, Parking and                                                                                       & SHUTTLE BUS SERVICE                                                                          1                                                                                             ESSEX ART ASSOCIATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MAP KEY 5
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                             Shuttle Bus Maps, Announcements and Message Center                                                                                                           Free Shuttle Bus Service                                                                                G                                        BUS LOT                                     10:00 am – 5:00 pm . . . . .Great Connecticut Birdhouse Exhibition and Silent Auction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 16
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                                                                                                                                                                                          the Festival to and from                                                                                                                                                                     ESSEX BOOKS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MAP KEY 8
 SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2005                                                                                                                                                              parking lots and around
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Sat: 2–4 & Sun: 1–3 . . . . . .Book Signing with Gordon Morrison, children’s author of books on eagles, owls
                                                                                                                                                                                          town between the hours              ROUTE 9 / EXIT 3
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      and nature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 24
RIVERSIDE TENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MAP KEY 18                                of 6:30 am and 6:00 pm.




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9:00 –10:00 am . . . . . . . . . .OPENING CEREMONY –with Pratt & Whtney’s Screamin’ Eagles and                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         ST. JOHN’S CHURCH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MAP KEY 11
                                    child vocalist Delaney Jordan                                                                                                                         G    GREEN LOT
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Sat:10–5 & Sun:12–5 . . . .CT Audubon Society EcoTravel“Armchair Traveler” Series (1st Floor) . . . . . . . . . .Page 28
10:15 –10:45 am . . . . . . . .Eagles in Connecticut –presented by CT DEP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 12                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Sat:10–5 & Sun:12–5 . . . .Children’s Fun, Games and Activities –presented by the River Valley Junior Women’s




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11:00 am –12 noon . . . . .I Came, I Saw, I Counted –presented by Sandy Komito . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 12                                                           Commuter Lot
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12:15 –1:15 pm . . . . . . . . .Live Birds of Prey Demonstration –with Tom Ricardi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 12
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1:30 – 2:00 pm . . . . . . . . . . .Eagles in Connecticut –presented by CT DEP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 12                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Society (1st Floor) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 16
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2:15 – 3:15 pm . . . . . . . . . . .Clean Energy and You: A Round Table Discussion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 12                                               Essex Town Hall                                                                               GROVE STREET                                                                              Sat:10–5 & Sun:12–5 . . . .Bird Carving Demonstrations –with Phil Stein & David Farrington
3:30 – 4:15 pm . . . . . . . . . . .John James Audubon: The Making of an American –with Richard Rhodes . . . Page 12                                                                                                                                                                     2                      Y                                                                                                 (1st Floor Landing) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 16




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10:00 –10:45 am . . . . . . . .Fairy Moon: Songs of the Ring –presented by Maria Sangiolo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 22                                                                HANDICAP                                                            ®                                                                                                                   11:00 am – 3:00 pm . . . . .Talons and Tales: Story time every hour on the hour! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 23




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11:00 am –12 noon . . . . .Birds on Parade –presented by Richard Julian & CT Audubon Society . . . . . . . . Page 22                                                                           CT River Museum                                                                                                                                                                         10:00 am – 4:00 pm . . . . .Select Facts –presented by Select Energy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 16




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12:15 –1:00 pm . . . . . . . . .Reduce, Reuse, Reunicycle –presented by Juggle Joy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 22                                                   FREE SHUTTLE BUS                                                                              PROSPECT STREET
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       GARVIN GALLERY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MAP KEY 14
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ENTERTAINMENT TENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MAP KEY 9                                             4   Essex Square                                                                                                               NORTH MAIN STREET                                            10:00 am – 4:30 pm . . . . .Limited Edition Roger Tory Peterson Bird Prints Exhibition & Silent Auction . . Page 17
10:00 am – 5:00 pm . . . . .Environmental and Retail Marketplace, Vendor Showcases and Exhibits . . . Page 16
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10:30 –11:30 am . . . . . . . .Music: Acoustic Shipwreck –Irish Sea Shanties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 27
12 noon –1:00 pm . . . . . .Music: Cece Borgesson and Ruth George –Celtic Folk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 27                                                       6 Welcome Center                                                                                  7                                                                                         10:45 am, 12:15 pm,
1:30 – 2:30 pm . . . . . . . . . . .Music: Wild Goose Nation with Craig Edwards –Bluegrass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 27                                                                                                                                                       8                                                                                         1:45 pm, 3:15 pm . . . . . . .Choosing Clean Energy Through Your Electric Bill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 17
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3:00 – 4:00 pm . . . . . . . . . . .Music: Owen Kennedy –Folk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 27                                                                                                  BANK LA                                                                                                         11:15 am, 12:45 pm,
                                                                                                                                                                                           8 Essex Books                                                                                                                                                                               2:15 pm, 3:45 pm . . . . . . .Is Solar Electricity Right for Your Home? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 17
ECOFORUM
7:30 pm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ivoryton Playhouse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Page 14    9 Entertainment Tent                                                                                                                                                                        11:45 am, 1:15 pm,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       NOTT LA                                                                                                         2:45 pm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Practical Tips for Saving Energy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 17
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                                                                                                                                                                                          11 St. John’s Church                                                          $ 9                                                                                                            10:00 am – 4:30 pm . . . . .Environmental Marketplace . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MAP KEY 10
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Middle
RIVERSIDE TENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MAP KEY 18                                 12 The Griswold Inn                                                                            10                      ®    CROSS ST                                                         10:00 am – 3:00 pm . . . . .Free Shuttles to Land-based Eagle Viewing Spots . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MAP KEY 17
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Cove                                                                                                                                                         10:00 am – 4:30 pm . . . . .Ice Carving Demos & Exhibit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MAP KEY 13




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10:15 –10:45 am . . . . . . . .Eagles in Connecticut –presented by CT DEP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 12                                       13 Griswold Square                                                        MEIGS LA                                    11
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       10:00 am – 4:30 pm . . . . .Foxglove Farms (Sat.) & Allegra Farms (Sun.) Horse & Buggy Rides . . . . . . .MAP KEY 7




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11:00 am –12 noon . . . . .Invasive Alien Plants –presented by Peter Alden . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 13                                            14 Garvin Gallery
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       10:00 am – 4:30 pm . . . . .Festival Street Entertainment




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12:15 –1:00 pm . . . . . . . . .Live Birds of Prey Demonstration –with Matt Hoyt & CT Audubon Society . . . Page 13




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1:15 – 2:15 pm . . . . . . . . . . .I Came, I Saw, I Counted –presented by Sandy Komito . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 12                                             15 Clean Energy Tent                                                                                                                                                                         11:00 am – 3:00 pm . . . . .Tour the Pratt House with the Essex Historical Society . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MAP KEY 3
2:30 – 3:00 pm . . . . . . . . . . .Family Fun with Musical Birds –presented by Paul Recker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 13                                               16 VolunteerCenter                                                                                                                                                                           10:00 am–4:30 pm . . . . . .Visit The River – WHCN Rock 105.9 (next to Clean Energy Tent) . . . . . . . . .MAP KEY 15
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3:15 – 4:00 pm . . . . . . . . . . .Birding: A Multimedia Visual Experience –presented by Shawn Carey . . . . . . Page 13




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                                                                                                                                                                                          17 Free Shuttle Bus to
4:15 – 5:00 pm . . . . . . . . . . .Live Birds of Prey Demonstration –with Matt Hoyt & CT Audubon Society . . . Page 13                                                                      Land-Viewing Area                                                                               12                 ®     FERRY ST                                                         9:00 am – 5:00 pm . . . . . . .Purchase Eagle Festival hats, posters and memorabilia at the Boat Ticket Sales
TOWN GREEN TENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MAP KEY 10                                        18 Riverside Tent                                                       SCHOLES LA                                                                                                                                          Tent, Welcome Center and the Environmental and Retail Marketplace
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10:00 –10:45 am . . . . . . . .Wonders of Nature –presented by Lot Therrio, Storyteller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 22                                                      Swarovski Optik                                                      14                                                                                                                 FOOD LOCATIONS
11:00 –11:45 am . . . . . . . .The Wonderful World of Owls –with Tricia Lombardi & CT Audubon Society . . Page 23                                                                         19 Waterside Tent                                                                                                                                                                            Riverside Tent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MAP KEY 18
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12 noon –12:45 pm . . . . .Birds of a Feather –presented by Ken Elkins & CT Audubon Society . . . . . . . . . . . Page 22                                                                      EcoTravel Tent/Boat                                                                                                                                                                     Town Green Tent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MAP KEY 10
1:00 –1:45 pm . . . . . . . . . . .Eagles and Me: A Musical Flight –presented by Tom Callinan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 23                                                     20 Tours & Retail Sales                                         15 16
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              20                                                       St. John’s Church . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MAP KEY 11
2:00 – 2:45 pm . . . . . . . . . . .The Wonderful World of Owls –with Tricia Lombardi & CT Audubon Society . . Page 23                                                                         Connecticut River                                                                                                                                                                       Village Provisions Company . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MAP KEY 7
                                                                                                                                                                                          21 Museum
3:00 – 3:45 pm . . . . . . . . . . .Music and the Nature of our World –presented by Don Sinetti . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 23                                                                                                                                                                                    18 21        $                                                Connecticut River Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MAP KEY 21
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4:15 – 5:00 pm . . . . . . . . . . .Birds of a Feather –presented by Ken Elkins & CT Audubon Society . . . . . . . . . . . Page 22                                                             First Aid
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ENTERTAINMENT TENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MAP KEY 9                                                 Rest Rooms                                                                                                                                                                               2 HOUR EAGLE-VIEWING BOAT TRIPS                                                                      CALL 1-800-714-7201
10:00 am – 5:00 pm . . . . .Environmental and Retail Marketplace, Vendor Showcases and Exhibits . . . Page 16                                                                                  Food                                                                                                                                                                                N                           SATURDAY & SUNDAY: 7:30 am 10:00 am 12:30 pm 3:00 pm
10:30 –11:30 am . . . . . . . .Music: Horizon Blue with Monique and Peter Hill –Folk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 27
                                                                                                                                                                                          $    Retail Sales
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Connecticut River                                                                                                                            Advanced reservations required. Call 1-800-714-7201 (24 hrs/7days)
12:00 noon –1:00 pm . . .Music: Jerry Columbo –Big Band Era . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 27
1:30 – 2:30 pm . . . . . . . . . . .Music: Dan Stevens –Blues . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 27                    Eagle Viewing Boat
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Departs from dock behind Connecticut River Museum.
3:00 – 4:00 pm . . . . . . . . . . .Music: Corrinthian Jazz Band . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 27

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CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS and activities
FAIRY MOON: SONGS OF THE RING                                                population. To date, many species, such as the Bald Eagle, American
Saturday I 10:00 – 10:45 am and 1:15 – 2:00 pm                               Kestrel, Barn Owl, Red-tailed Hawk and several species of falcons have
Town Green Tent – Map Key 10                                                 bred. Mr. Ricardi presents a lively and exciting Birds of Prey program
Presented by Maria Sangiolo                                                  which captivates his audiences.
                         Join Maria Sangiolo on a musical journey as
                                                                             THE NATURE OF LOVE
                         she shares her songs of love, nature, fairies and
                                                                             Saturday I 2:15 – 3:00 pm
                         friendship for the whole family. Her songs
                                                                             Town Green Tent – Map Key 10
                         capture the mystical and whimsical world of
                                                                             Presented by Hugh Blumenfeld
                         the imagination as she takes us on a bike ride
                         on a hot summer’s day!                              It is hard to talk about love without invoking images of nature—and
                                                                             without spring buds, summer storms and autumn roses, it would be
CONNECTICUT AUDUBON SOCIETY’S BIRDS ON PARADE                                impossible to sing about it. Former State Troubadour Hugh Blumenfeld
Saturday I 11:00 – 12 noon and 4:15 – 5:00 pm                                will weave together traditional and original songs in which the natural
Town Green Tent – Map Key 10                                                 world and human emotions mirror and magnify each other.
Presented by Richard Julian
Teacher/Naturalist, Connecticut Audubon Society                              BIRDS IN THEIR HABITAT
                                                                             Saturday I 3:15 – 4:00 pm
Have fun and learn about birds during this interactive program for the
                                                                             Town Green Tent – Map Key 10
whole family. Create birds before your very eyes, discovering why each
                                                                             Presented by Henry Lappen
bird looks the way it does. Kids can then go on a bird scavenger hunt!
                                                                                                              Birds in Their Habitat uses masks to
REDUCE, REUSE, REUNICYCLE                                                                                     inspire an appreciation and under-
Saturday I 12:15 – 1:00 pm                                                                                    standing of the avian world. Capti-
Town Green Tent – Map Key 10                                                                                  vated by Henry Lappen’s beautiful
Presented by Keith Hughes and Mary Joy Moriarty                                                               handmade masks and comic por-
Juggle and Joy Vaudeville Theatre                                                                             trayal of birds, students learn how
                                                                             animals adapt to their environment and why they look and act the way
                         Learn many ways to preserve the environment
                                                                             they do.
                         through this entertaining show filled with
                         comedy, juggling and unicycling. Wacky char-
                                                                             WONDERS OF NATURE
                         acters explore the concepts of reduce, reuse
                                                                             Sunday I 10:00 – 10:45 am
                         and recycle, putting their own spin on how the
                                                                             Town Green Tent – Map Key 10
                         daily choices we make affect the earth around
                                                                             Presented by Lot Therrio
                         us. Enjoy laughter, surprises and earth-friendly
                                                                             Storyteller
                         information for the whole family.
                                                                             Experience the Wonders of Nature through captivating tales told by Lot
LIVE BIRDS OF PREY PROGRAM                                                   Therrio who enthralls audiences with his ability to imagine and inspire.
Saturday I 12:15 –1:15 pm and 4:30 – 5:15 pm
Riverside Tent – Map Key 18                                                  BIRDS OF A FEATHER
Presented by Tom Ricardi                                                     Sunday   I   12 noon – 12:45 pm and 4:15 – 5:00 pm
Massachusetts Birds of Prey Rehabilitation Center                            Town Green Tent– Map Key 10
                                                                             Presented by Ken Elkins
The Massachusetts Birds of Prey Rehabilitation Facility is a private,
                                                                             Teacher/Naturalist Connecticut Audubon Society
nonprofit project with the primary function of caring for and rehabili-
tating birds of prey for eventual release back into the wild. Another        Learn what makes birds a distinct group of animals. We’ll explore
objective of the project is captive breeding, using permanently injured      what makes birds special through close examination of feathers,
birds that cannot be released as breeding stock. The project has suc-        mounted birds, nests and eggs. A bird walk around the Town Green
cessfully produced offspring for reintroduction to bolster the wild          will sharpen our skills for finding birds in our own back yards!

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LIVE BIRDS OF PREY PROGRAM                                                  MUSIC AND THE NATURE OF OUR WORLD
Sunday I 12:15 – 1:00 pm and 4:15 – 5:00 pm                                 Sunday I 3:00 – 3:45 pm
Riverside Tent – May Key 18                                                 Town Green Tent – Map Key 10
Presented by Matt Hoyt                                                      Presented by Don Sinetti
Teacher Naturalist, Connecticut Audubon Society
                                                                                                                Don Sinetti is a self-taught artist, educa-
                        Matt Hoyt is a Teacher/Naturalist with                                                  tor and musician. His aim through
                        Connecticut Audubon Society and will take a                                             music and art is to educate young ones
                        look at big birds of prey and explore how they                                          about the environment and to save it as
                        work and what makes them so special. Using                                              well! He weaves the traditional old songs
                        some live birds as well as mounted birds, Matt                                          into this show as a way of helping people
                        will show how eagles as well as hawks, owls and                                         understand the past a little better and
                        falcons use sharp eyes, long talons and curved                                          get involved in the environmental issues.
                        beaks to see, catch and eat their food.
                                                                            TALONS AND TALES
EAGLES AND ME: A MUSICAL FLIGHT                                             Saturday and Sunday I 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sunday I 1:00 – 1:45 pm                                                     Connecticut River Museum – Map Key 21
Town Green Tent – Map Key 10                                                Presented by The Connecticut River Museum
Presented by Tom Callinan
                                                                            Join in the Eagle Festival fun at the Connecticut River Museum. Get
Tom Callinan, folk singer, songwriter, storyteller, sea-chantey-man,        inspired by our national symbol that makes its home on the Connecticut
multi-instrumentalist, environmental activist and Connecticut’s first        River. Gather and listen to tales of the eagle during story time, on the
Official State Troubadour will perform and environmental hootenanny.         hour, from 11:00 to 3:00. Enjoy hands-on projects throughout the day
This participatory concert will include songs about he Connecticut River,   from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Let your imagination soar! Please call
appreciation of nature and “Eagles in Essex,” a song he composed in 2002!   860-767-8269 for more information.

THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF OWLS                                                 RIVER VALLEY JUNIOR WOMEN’S CLUB
Sunday I 11:00 – 11:45 am and 2:00 – 2:45 pm                                EAGLE CAFE AND GAMES
Town Green Tent – Map Key 10                                                Saturday I 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Presented by Tricia Lombardi                                                Sunday I 12:00 noon – 5:00 pm
Teacher, Connecticut Audubon Society                                        St. John’s Church (Lower Level) – Map Key 11
                                                                            Presented by The River Valley Junior Women’s Club
Meet a live owl and examine its special adaptations for nighttime liv-
ing. We’ll learn what an owl pellet is, and how biologists use them to      Visit the River Valley Junior Eagle Café and enjoy home cooked hot
learn and owl’s place in the food web. Then clean out your ears for a       chili, hot dogs, muffins, cookies, hot and cold drinks and other good-
quiz to find out which owls you’ve heard in your neighborhood!               ies. While in the Café treat the children to Eagle Fun and Games
                                                                            including face-painting and eagle-themed arts and crafts. Donations
FAMILY FUN WITH MUSICAL BIRDS                                               are encouraged to benefit the River Valley Junior Women’s Club and the
Sunday I 2:30 – 3:00 pm                                                     Connecticut River Eagle Festival.
Riverside Tent – Map Key 18
                                                                            The River Valley Junior Women’s Club is a member of Connecticut
Presented by Paul Recker
                                                                            Junior Women, Inc. a nonprofit organization dedicated to community
Paul Recker presents a lively musical experience for children and fami-     service and to promoting common interest in education, philanthropy,
lies that includes adventurous stories, fun sing-alongs and playful         public health and the arts.
activities in which everyone will want to participate. An accomplished
guitarist and an engaging storyteller, Mr. Recker has a style that draws
the audience into the performance.                                          Children’s Programs continued on page 24




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CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS and activities
continued from page 23                                                     BOOK SIGNING WITH GORDON MORRISON
                                                                           Saturday I 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
SELECT FACTS ABOUT THE BALD EAGLE
                                                                           Sunday I 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Saturday and Sunday I 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
                                                                           Essex Books (Located at 8 Main Street) – Map Key 8
Connecticut River Museum & Steamboat Dock – Map Key 21
                                                                           Meet Children’s Author, Gordon Morrison
Presented by Select Energy
                                                                           Children’s book author Gordon Morrison returns to the Eagle Festival
Children and families will enjoy this self-guided search for interesting
                                                                           for a book reading and signing of his engaging and educational books
facts about the bald eagle! A total of 10 Select Facts signs about the
                                                                           on nature, eagles, owls, ponds and more!!
Bald Eagle will be placed outside the Connecticut River Museum on
the Steamboat Dock (next to Riverside Tent). One fact will be posted on
each sign.Visitors to the Festival can pick up a Select Facts quiz sheet
on the second floor of the Connecticut River Museum at the Select
Energy booth. Find the answers to all of the questions, return your
completed quiz sheet to the Select Energy booth and receive a prize!!!




                                   Connecticut
                                   River Museum
                                   Where The River
                                   Comes To Life
                                   860.767. 8269
                                   www.ctrivermuseum.org




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MUSICAL ENTERTAINMENT for the whole family
Kick off the Eagle Festival in the Main Tent on Saturday, February 19 at 9:00 for a spectacular Opening Ceremony. Pratt
& Whitney’s Screamin’ Eagles Jazz Band will perform and child vocalist Delaney Jordan will sing the National Anthem.
SATURDAY PERFORMANCES
10:30 – 11:30 am . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Acoustic Shipwreck (Irish Sea Shanties) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Entertainment Tent – Map Key 9
12:00 noon – 1:00 pm . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Cece Borgeseson and Ruth George (Celtic Folk) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Entertainment Tent – Map Key 9
1:30 – 2:30pm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Wild Goose Nation with Craig Edwards (Bluegrass) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Entertainment Tent – Map Key 9
3:00 – 4:00 pm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Owen Kennedy (Folk) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Entertainment Tent – Map Key 9

SUNDAY PERFORMANCES
10:30 – 11:30 am . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Blue Horizon with Monique and Peter Hill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Entertainment Tent – Map Key 9
12:00 noon – 1:00 pm . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Jerry Columbo (Big Band Era) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Entertainment Tent – Map Key 9
1:30 – 2:30 pm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Dan Stevens (Blues) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Entertainment Tent – Map Key 9
3:00 – 4:00 pm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Corinthian Jazz Band . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Entertainment Tent – Map Key 9




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                                                                                                                                                                                             10:00 am to 5:30 pm
                                                                      Fax: (860) 767-2409
                                                                                                                                                                                             Sunday:
             KURT O. BATTEY                                       Guilford: (203) 453-0664
                        PRESIDENT                          Email: kbattey@scholesins.com                                                                                                     11:00 am to 5:00 pm




                                           Complimentary Eagle Snacks & Beverages




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ARMCHAIR EcoTraveler
SATURDAY AND SUNDAY: ST. JOHN’S CHURCH – MAP KEY 11
Connecticut Audubon Society EcoTravel offers a spectacular selection of tours that visit many exciting spots close to home and around the globe. All of
these tours are specially designed to give travelers the opportunity to enjoy some of the most interesting and beautiful animals, cultures, and habitats in
the world. Connecticut Audubon Society strives to be at the forefront of environmental education, and the EcoTravel program plays a strong part in that
goal. Come join us for an “armchair” look at some the exciting destinations Connecticut Audubon Society EcoTravel is soon to visit.All presentations are free.

CONSERVATION OF BIRDS IN JAPAN                                                    wildlife are limitless. Come learn about the Connecticut Audubon Society
Saturday I 10:00 am                                                               tour to India scheduled for December of 2005.
Lecturer: Dr. Robert Askins
                                                                                  TRAVEL TO THE POLES
Although Japan is a densely populated, highly industrialized country, it
                                                                                  Saturday I 2:00 pm
has a surprising high diversity of plants and animals. Careful manage-
                                                                                  Lecturer: Frank Todd, Tour Leader for Quark Expeditions
ment of forests beginning in the 1700s ensured that much of the interior
of the country is heavily forested. Many of the forests consist mainly of         Quark Expeditions has been one of the leading innovators and opera-
oaks, maples, beeches, and other deciduous trees, so they are remarkably          tors of expedition cruises, especially in polar regions, since 1991. The
similar to the forests of New England, with equally spectacular autumn            company has pioneered and developed a concept of fantastically
foliage. Although most of the natural wetlands of Japan were converted            adventurous journeys in first class comfort on powerful, polar ice-
to farmland, many wetland species have been able to adapt to the intri-           breakers. This concept is unique and many “First Ever” passenger voy-
cate agricultural landscape dominated by seasonally flooded rice fields.            ages have been successfully operated by Quark Expeditions: the first
Dr. Robert Askins, professor of Zoology at Connecticut College and who            North Pole voyage, the first transpolar voyage through the North Pole,
has completed two research projects on birds in Japan, will discuss efforts       the first Circumnavigation of Antarctica, the first “Far Side” of
to save Japanese Cranes, Steller’s Sea-Eagles, Black Paradise Flycatchers,        Antarctica voyage, the first Weddell Sea voyage, the first Northeast
and other birds. Dr. Askins will also talk about his experiences in Japan         Passage and the first Circumnavigation of the Arctic are all part of this
and the planned Connecticut Audubon Society tour for May of 2005.                 tradition. Quark Expeditions is the only company in the world operat-
                                                                                  ing powerful, polar icebreakers for expedition cruises. Accompanying
INDIA: LAND OF THE TIGER                                                          these voyages is a dedicated and experienced staff of expedition lead-
Saturday I 12 noon                                                                ers, naturalists and lecturers who share with you their enthusiasm and
Lecturer: Romesh Banerjee, Vice President of International Ventures               knowledge of the region. All our voyages are planned and conducted to
and Travel, Inc.                                                                  minimize any impact or disturbance to wildlife and fragile habitats.
                                                                                  Names such as Amundsen, Scott, Shackleton, Franklin, Peary and
Unique, still mysterious, and forever fascinating, the natural history of
                                                                                  Nansen are synonymous with the Golden Age of Exploration and,
the Indian subcontinent remains largely unexplored, its natural wealth
                                                                                  thanks to the polar climates, elements of the past have been well pre-
little appreciated. Geological events that took place millions of years
                                                                                  served.You will have an opportunity to hear about the Connecticut
ago created an incomparable diversity of ecosystems here. Today, the
                                                                                  Audubon Society tour scheduled for January 2006.
subcontinent holds the Earth’s richest natural heritage. This is the land
of great mountain ranges, lush forests, mighty rivers, inland backwaters
                                                                                  GREAT CONNECTICUT DAY TRIPS – Meet the Authors
and lakes, hills and valleys, forests, moist evergreen foothills, rainforests
                                                                                  Sunday I 12 noon – 4:00 pm
and mangrove swamps, golden beaches and coral reef islands, and—to
                                                                                  Lecturer: Brendan Hanrahan, Author/Lecturer
complete the picture—even deserts! And all this supports an amazing
variety of wildlife. India has 65,000 species of fauna, including 350             On its surface Connecticut may seem tame, but look more closely and
mammals, over 400 reptiles, about 200 amphibians, over 1,200 birds,               you will find a state where incredible discoveries about geology, pale-
2,500 fish, and over 15,000 flowering plants! India alone has more than             ontology and ecology have been made for centuries. This is a new talk
450 wildlife sanctuaries and national parks, and is the richest region in         highlighting the most remarkable of these many discoveries, illustrated
terms of wildlife and forests because of her extraordinary diversity in           with seldom before seen images.
natural geography. India also offers the best hope of survival for some
                                                                                  The fact is that the region we know as Connecticut has been at the cen-
of the world's most endangered species, such as the Asiatic Lion, Bengal
                                                                                  ter of momentous events that shaped our world over billions of years.
Tiger, Asian Elephant and the great One-horned Rhinoceros. The possi-
                                                                                  Its true story has come to be known only in the past few centuries,
bilities of discovering and experiencing the joys of India’s nature and

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through a series of human events no less incredible than the natural       history and describe trips to sites where the books’ content comes to life.
events leading up to them. This talk traces the history of local discov-   Books in the series include: Great Day Trips to Discover the Geology of
eries and tells the stories of the scientists who made them, tales few     Connecticut, by Trinity College geologist Greg McHone, gives a geologic
have heard. The combination of the state’s extraordinary past and its      history of Connecticut. In Great Day Trips in the Connecticut Valley of
small size makes Connecticut one of the best places in the world to        the Dinosaurs, world-renowned paleontologists describe the real
discover earth history. The famous dinosaur-bird connection traces         Jurassic parks of the valley. Written by Robert Craig, Great Day Trips to
back to discoveries made in the Connecticut Valley in the early 1800s,     Connecticut’s Critical Habitats describes places vital to the state’s fish,
and was proven here in the past few decades by curators of the Yale        reptiles, mammals, birds and plants. Best Fishing Trips in Connecticut,
Peabody Museum. This long tradition of earth science is still carried      by Connecticut’s leading fishing writer, Bob Sampson, lays out freshwa-
on by many renowned scientists who work in Connecticut today.              ter and saltwater trips, month by month and provides life histories of
                                                                           the fishes as well as tackle and techniques.
Brendan Hanrahan’s talk is based on material developed for a series
of guides to the natural history of Connecticut he published in June.      These Road to Discovery guides are available at the Eagle Festival and
The four books in the series each explain aspects of the state’s natural   you will have a chance to meet the authors after the 50 minute lecture.




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                         An exciting assortment of gifts for everyone.
                         Stop in during the Eagle Festival and receive
                                     a complimentary gift.

                            Saturday, February 19: 10:30 am–7:30 pm
                            Sunday, February 20: 10:30 am–4:00 pm
                           Winter Hours: Wednesday–Saturday 10:30 am–5:00 pm




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CONNECTICUT AUDUBON SOCIETY EcoTravel Field Trips
While at the Eagle Festival, join Connecticut Audubon Society EcoTravel and venture out to the surrounding towns. Led by expert naturalists, you
will find the Connecticut River Valley during the winter months to be one of the most diverse on the east coast for its birdlife, including many water-
fowl species. Enjoy explorations of hidden coves, rivers and the coast of Long Island Sound. All tours depart from the Connecticut River Museum.
Call 860-767-0660 or 800-996-8747 for reservations.

HAMMONASSET BIRDS                                                             SOUTHEAST SHORELINE
Saturday, February 19     I   8:30 am – 12:30 pm                              Sunday, February 20      I   8:30 am – 12:30 pm
Considered by many to be the “Number One Birding Spot in the State,”          East of the Connecticut River is a relatively unspoiled coastline that
Hammonasset Beach State Park in Madison is well known for its var-            often is home to many of the state’s rare avian species. The Thames
ied habitats and great birding. Join our naturalists as they search Long      River, in New London, is an important over-wintering site for a variety
Island Sound for loons and grebes, the thickets for sparrows, and the         of waterfowl, including Canvasback, Gadwall, and sometimes Redhead.
fields for Horned Lark, Lapland Longspur, Snow Bunting, and other              In winter months, rafts of ducks numbering in the hundreds often
birds of the season. Participants may also get a chance to see a Great        inhabit the secluded coves of the lower Thames River, including Smith
Horned Owl. Leader: Mike DiGiorgio. Fee: $40. Children: $20.                  Cove and the waters around Mamacoke Island. Join Dr. Robert Askins,
                                                                              Professor of Biology at Connecticut College, while touring this area
COVES OF THE CONNECTICUT RIVER                                                where he has censused waterfowl since 1982. Search for loon, grebe,
Saturday, February 19     I   1:00 – 5:00 pm                                  rare species of gull, and other winter residents of Coastal Connecticut.
Explore the towns of Essex, Deep River, Chester, Haddam, East                 Fee: $40. Children: $20.
Haddam, and Lyme, in search of resident and migrant birds. Travel the
banks along the Connecticut River, visiting hidden coves and back             BIRDS OF THE CONNECTICUT COAST
waters.Visit all of the river’s eagle roosts. Our naturalists will share      Sunday, February 20      I   1:00 – 5:00 pm
with you their favorite spots, while finding the usual and unusual.            Explore the two towns at the mouth of the Connecticut River, Old Lyme
Leader: Jim Hunter. Fee: $40. Children: $20.                                  and Old Saybrook. Our naturalist will share with you some of his
                                                                              favorite spots, while finding the usual and unusual. Included is a walk
BOTANICAL WALK IN ESSEX                                                       along Griswold Point, one of the gems of The Nature Conservancy’s
Saturday, February 19     I   1:30 – 4:00 pm                                  holdings in Connecticut. Located along Long Island Sound and at the
You and your friends will have an easier time pointing birds out to           mouth of the Connecticut River in Old Lyme, this mile long barrier
each other if you know what kind of tree they’re perched in. How often        beach bordering a vast marshland, has been host to many unusual
have you heard a birding leader say “the Cedar Waxwing is at 11 o’clock       birds in the past. This trip will offer access to a number of locations
in the cherry tree,” and you don’t know where to point your binoculars,       that are not otherwise open to the public. Leader: Mike DiGiorgio.
so... you miss the bird? Tree ID in the winter can be easy, even though       Fee: $40. Children: $20.
there may be no leaves. Botanist Bob Kuchta will teach participants
how to look at the silhouette, bark, fruit, twigs, and buds to make the
proper ID. Fee: Adults $20. Children: $10.




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                         Griswold Square Merchants




                          COMPLIMENTARY HOT CHOCOLATE




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HOSPITALITY and fun
Be sure to visit these locations and enjoy the fun and hospitality of Essex during the Connecticut Audubon Society
Eagle Festival. Don’t forget to catch a carriage or wagon ride down Essex’s Main Street.

Take a Chance and Win a Prize!!!!!                              Stop in out of the cold and warm up. . .
Stop by any Connecticut Audubon Society table located in
the Town Green Tent, Riverside Tent, Welcome Center and
                                                                Umm, Umm Good!
                                                                Connecticut River Museum                            . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Hot & Cold Beverages,
Eagle Boat Ticket Sales Tent to enter a drawing to win a                                                                                             Pastries and Snacks
16-foot Ranger Canoe donated by North Cove Outfitters.           Connecticut Prudential Realty                             . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Free Popcorn
This Ranger Canoe is a fine, handcrafted canoe built using
                                                                Swanton Jewelry                 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Free Hot     Cocoa
the finest materials and workmanship available. Valued at
                                                                Crow’s Nest         . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Free Hot   Cocoa
$1,200, this canoe comes complete with two paddles and a
foam block kit for transporting.                                Page-Taft Courtyard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Street Entertainment &
                                                                                                                                           Free Hot Cocoa

Choose Your Favorite Door and Window!                           Talbots     . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Eagle Chips &
                                                                                                                                                     Beverages
The following retailers have decorated their doors or windows
                                                                River Valley Junior Eagle Café . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Hot Chili, Hot Dogs,
in honor of the Connecticut Audubon Society Eagle Festival!
                                                                (St. John’s Church–lower level)                                 Muffins, Cookies,
Town of Essex / Ivoryton / Centerbrook                                                                                          Hot & Cold Beverages
J.Alden                           The Peddler                   Village Provisions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Hot & Cold Beverages,
Bonsal-Douglas Antiques           Prudential Realty                                                                                             Snacks & Sandwiches
The Brick Gallery                 Rachel Thomas Realty          Other area restaurants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Porky Pete’s, Olive Oyls,
Griswold Square Merchants         Stonewear Clothing                                                                                    Black Seal and The
Ivoryton Library                  Talbots                                                                                               Griswold Inn
Page-Taft Realty                  Village Provisions Company    Food sites provided by Essex Rotary and Porky Pete’s




    That’s The Spirit Shoppe
                            FULL SERVICE
                            Fine Wine, Beer, Liquors
                            Soda, Ice, Cigarettes, Lotto


                            Christopher Bongo
                            Proprietor, Wine Consultant
                            860.767.8979
                            11 Main Street, Essex, CT 06426



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                                                      •   Vera Bradley
                                                      •   Byers’ Choice
                                                      •   Woodstock Chimes
                                                      •   Crane’s Stationery
                                                      •   etc., etc., etc.


                         23 Main Street • Essex, CT • 767-1105
                               Member of the Essex Board of Trade




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EAST HADDAM hospitality
For the fifth year, the East Haddam Economic Development Commission       (north of the swing bridge) brimming with Festival and area informa-
(EDC) is pleased to host the River House eagle viewing site in East      tion, restrooms and hospitality!
Haddam. The seven member volunteer EDC works to promote and
develop the economic resources of East Haddam, while balancing the         EAST HADDAM CHOWDER COOK-OFF 2005
community needs and desire to keep growth compatible with the small        Saturday, February 19 (rain/snow date 2/20)
town, rural environment. Preserving the town’s natural resources is a      Starting at 11:30 am
component of East Haddam’s economic strategy and a long-term bene-         In East Haddam Village
fit to both visitors and residents.
                                                                           Area restaurants and community organization offer their best
Plan to spend some time with us celebrating eagles in East Haddam.         clam, seafood, and other chowder recipes for your tasting. Join
Chat with our expert eagle spotter, look through a spotting scope, and     us for lunch and help select the “People’s Choice” winner.
browse our nature display. Warm up inside the River House building




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ACCOMMODATIONS and charming inns
The Griswold Inn                     Angel Watch Inn              Saybrook Point Inn               Acorn Bed & Breakfast
“The Official Inn of the 2005         902 Boston Post Road         2 Bridge Street                  628 Rt. 148
CT Aububon Society Eagle Festival”   Westbrook, CT 06498          Old Saybrook, CT 06475           Killingworth, CT
36 Main Street                       (860) 399-8846               (860) 388-1504                   (860) 663-2214
Essex, CT
(860) 767-1776                       Riverwind Country Inn        Bishopsgate Inn                  Water’s Edge Resort
                                     209 Main Street              7 Norwich Road                   1525 Boston Post Road
Inn at Chester                       Deep River, CT               East Haddam, CT                  Westbrook, CT
318 West Main Street                 (860) 526-2014               (860) 873-1677                   (860) 399-5901
Chester, CT
(860) 526-9541                       Talcott House B&B            Captain Stannard House           Middletown Inn
                                     161 Seaside Avenue           138 South Main Street            70 Main Street
123 Main B & B                       Westbrook, CT 06490          Westbrook, CT                    Middletown, CT
One Twenty-Three Main Street         (860) 399-5020               (860) 399-4634                   (860) 854-6300
Chester, CT
(860) 526-3456                       Deacon Timothy Pratt House   The Gelston House
                                     325 Main Street              Goodspeed Landing
Copper Beech Inn                     Old Saybrook, CT             East Haddam, CT
46 Main Street                       (860) 395-1229               (860) 873-1411
Ivoryton, CT
(860) 767-0330




                                                                              Celebrate the return of the
                                                                             wintering bald eagles with a
                                                                         Bed & Breakfast Weekend Getaway
                                                                         during the Connecticut Eagle Festival




                                                                            One of Connecticut’s warmest and most
                                                                                  beautiful bed & breakfasts,
                                                                            nestled in the Connecticut River Valley,
                                                                                  minutes from Essex Village
                                                                                     and The Eagle Festival.


                                                                                123 Main Street, Chester, CT 06412
                       Official Inn of the
               2005 Connecticut Audubon Society                                         Phone: 860-526-3456
                                                                                      Email: chris@123main.net
                         Eagle Festival                                               Web: www.123main.com


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                                                              For making a difference. For cherishing every moment. For
                                                              enjoying every second. For the past. For the present. For the
                                                              future. For laughter. For celebration. For life. And all the things
                                                              that make it worthwhile.



                                                                                                                  For Life.

                                                                            29 William F. Palmer Road, Moodus
                                                                                      (860) 873-2266

                                                              Member FDIC                                  Equal Housing Lender




              Ivoryton residents, Lu and Les Lupovich, are pleased to be back at the Connecticut Eagle
              Festival with their shop, Southern Exposure. We will have a sampling of Native American
              Arts and Handcrafts from other Indigenous Peoples.

                            Come see us in the Town Green Tent on Main Street!




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                            Thanks to so many for so much….



                           The 2005 Connecticut Audubon Society Eagle Festival Committee has dedicated enormous time, talent and resources
                           to ensure the success of the sixth annual Eagle Festival. We are so proud of their work and wish to acknowledge and
                           thank everyone who has helped to create this incredible event.

                           Honorary Eagle Festival Chair         Carla Sheehan, Event Assistant       The Hartford Courant                 Other Committee Members
                           Phil Donahue                          Cathy O’Donnell, Board Member,       Jennifer Chan                        Judy Clark, Rotary Club of Essex
                                                                 Connecticut Audubon Society                                               John Kennedy, Deep River
                           Eagle Festival Co-Chairs                                                   Connecticut Audubon Society
                                                                 Pratt & Whitney                                                           Lu Lupovich, Southern Exposure
                           Kevin Doyle, Vice President for                                            Robert Martinez, President
                           Environment Health and Safety,        Dan Coulom                                                                Debbie Mathiason, East Haddam EDC
                                                                                                      Milan Bull
                           Pratt & Whitney                       Tony Berry                                                                Cathie McHugh, Essex Board of Trade
                                                                                                      Vicki Byers
                           Barbara Strickland, Chairman of the   Cynthia Forbes                                                            Stuart Parnes, Connecticut River
                                                                                                      Lauren D’Allesandro                  Museum
                           Board, Connecticut Audubon Society                                         Ken Elkins
                           Phil Miller, First Selectman,         Select Energy                                                             Pat Stapanski, Essex Board of Trade
                                                                 Steve Fabiani                        Andy Griswold                        Sheila Robida, River Valley Junior
                           Town of Essex
                                                                 Donna Powell                         Betty McLaughlin                     Women’s Club
                           Eagle Festival Committee              Joel Weinberg                        Dolores Ryan
                           Gail Stevens, Event Manager                                                Carrie Shelton



                           The Eagle Festival Committee gratefully acknowledges the generous donation of goods, services, time and talents of so many
                           individuals, organizations and companies. Additionally, more than 200 volunteers from surrounding towns, civic organizations,
                           nonprofits and various corporations have given their time prior to and during the Eagle Festival to make it a huge success.
                           As of press time, we would like to thank all of the volunteers and the following who have contributed to the success of the
                           2005 Connecticut Audubon Society Eagle Festival:

                           Aegean Treasures                      Fenwick Cottage and Cafe             Olive Oyls                           Town of Essex
                           J. Alden Clothiers                    First Student, Inc.                  Joe O’Neill, The Brick Gallery       Town of Deep River
                           Allegra Farms                         Jeffrey J. Fox                       Pasta Vita                           Town of East Haddam
                           Lissette Andino, Connecticut          Foxglove Farms Horse & Buggy Rides   The Peddler                          Towne Burnes
                              Natural Gas Corp.                  French Hen                           Pennylane Pub                        Toys Ahoy!
                           John Blackwell, Bank of America       Girl Scouts of America               A Pocketful of Posies                Valley Courier
                           Boy Scouts of America                 Goodspeed Opera House                The Red Balloon                      Lynn Vasquez, Northeast Utilities
                           Brewer’s Dauntless Boatyard           Garvin Studio and Gallery            Red Pepper                             Foundation
                           Centerbrook Architects and the AIA,   The Griswold Inn                     Jim Rode                             Viking Fleet
                              Connecticut Chapter                David Harlan Architects              River Valley Junior Women’s Club     The Village Provisions Company
                           The Chandlery                         Hudson Paper                           Volunteers                         Waterford Group, LLC
                           Connecticut Commission on the Arts    Isobel’s                             Rotary Club of Essex                 WHCN – The River/Rock 105.9
                           Crane & Co.                           Delaney Jordan                       St. John’s Episcopal Church          David Winstead
                           Crow’s Nest Gourmet Deli              Lions Club                           Sandy Sandstrom and the Sea Scouts   Jae Wolf Collections
                           Deep River Junior Fife & Drum Corps   Luxe                                 Saybrook Point Inn and Spa           Yankee Palm
                           Eli Whitney Museum                    Main Street News                     Scensibles                           All Program Guide advertisers,
                           Equator                               McChesney Design                     John Schreck                         sponsors and supporters.
                           Essence – A Center for Wellness and   Larry McHugh, President/Middlesex    Seaflowers
                              Beauty                                Chamber of Commerce               Sue Shane Gallery                      Connecticut Audubon Society
                           Essex Board of Trade                  J. McLaughlin                        Shoozie                              2005 Eagle Festival Program Guide
                           Essex Community Fund                  Members of the Essex Art Assoc.      Silkworm                             Dolores Ryan and Gail Stevens, Editors
                           Essex Corinthian Yacht Club           Dory Miller, LMT                     The Slipper Lady
                                                                                                                                               Printed under the direction of
                           Essex Garden Club                     Rick Molway, Webster Bank            Southern Exposure
                                                                                                                                               Connecticut Audubon Society
DESIGN: MCCHESNEY DESIGN




                           Essex Golf Shoppe                     Kathy Brunoli Murphy                 Theresa Stanten-Hopkins,                  Marketing Communications
                           Essex Printing Company                Olin W.Murphy,III,New Country BMW      Northeast Utilities Foundation                  Department
                           Essex Public Library                  Music by the Screamin’ Eagles        Mike Stevens, PGA Tour                          2325 Burr Street
                           Essex Yacht Club                      Mystic Scrimshanders                 Stonewear Clothing                             Fairfield, CT 06824
                           Estuary Transit District              Nichbaum – Coppola                   Swanton Jewelry                              203.259.6305, Ext. 103
                           Ever Changing Images                  North Cove Outfitters                 Tents for Rent                               dryan@ctaudubon.org



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