Senior Naturalist, Frank Gallo, is a leading expert on where to find birds in Connecticut and has led birding expeditions all over the world. Prior to rejoining NCNC, he led tours for Sunrise Birding, LLC, an international birding tour company, and was the past Director and Senior Naturalist of the Connecticut Audubon Coastal Center. He is a member of the Connecticut Avian Records Committee and is a federally licensed master bird bander. Frank is also the author of two children’s nature books, Bird Calls and Night Sounds, and is a published freelance photographer. Frank’s newest book, Birding in Connecticut, a guide to where, when, and how to find birds in the state, came out May 1, 2018.
Early Morning Bird Walks
Fall 2023: 8:30 A.M. – 10 A.M. (all walks, except*)
Wednesday, Sept 20
Fridays, Oct 6 and 13
At Bristow Sanctuary:
Fridays, Sept 22 and Oct 20
Wednesday, Oct 11 (10 A.M. – 11:30 A.M.)*
Meet our Senior Naturalist and expert birder, Frank Gallo, for bird walks around the Nature Center’s Grounds and Bristow Bird Sanctuary. We’ll be keeping track of the birds we see as we generate a database and new bird list for NCNC and Bristow. Bring binoculars. Binoculars are available if needed.
Adult Bird & Natural History Walks
Fall 2023 Dates: TBD
Join Senior Naturalist, Frank Gallo, for a series of casual walks in area parks, preserves, and open spaces. Frank will guide us in search of birds and other signs of Spring. These easy to moderate-level walks provide a great opportunity to sharpen your birding skills, learn about local parks, meet new people, and get outdoors.
Birding Big Day Fundraiser
Our Senior Naturalist, Frank Gallo, and his teammates, the Raven Luna-ticks – Nick Bonomo, Patrick Dugan, Dave Provencher, Dave Trip, and Fran Zygmont will once again try to break the New England Big Day Birding record by finding 200 Species of birds in 24 hours within Connecticut.
The event will take place between May 15-20th on whichever day the team chooses. Currently, the Raven Luna-ticks hold the Connecticut Big Day Birding record of 193 species. The team is using the event to raise money for NCNC’s Education and Outreach Programs.
If you would like to support them, you can pledge per bird seen or donate a lump sum. It’s a wonderful event, and NCNC, Frank, and the team, thank you in advance for your support.
More Information: Coming Soon!
Grand Spain Birding Adventure
August 31 – September 14, 2024
We will be partnering with Sunrise Birding, LLC for a special birding tour of Spain during peak fall migration when thousands of storks, hawks, and songbirds cross the straights of Gibraltar to North Africa on their southbound migration. Our tour ends in the Ebro Delta south of Barcelona were shorebirds, waterfowl, flamingos, and as many as a million barn swallows gather before continuing their journeys south. We’ll also visit historic sites in the Pyrenees, where the scenery is breathtaking, and the food and wine, wonderful. The tour is co-led by our Senior Naturalist, Frank Gallo, and a portion of the proceeds benefit NCNC.
More information: Coming Soon!
- Pre-registration is strongly encouraged.
- More information: Coming Soon!