We hold our Annual Meeting each March. As well as conducting business, we host a speaker. The speaker for 2018 was Patrick Comins.
Patrick Comins is executive director of the Connecticut Audubon Society. He is a graduate of Trinity College in Hartford and has worked in the bird conservation field for over 20 years. He began his career with the Connecticut Audubon Society undertaking bird surveys at the McKinney National Wildlife Refuge, then as biological technician for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service at the McKinney NWR. Patrick then served as the director of bird conservation for Audubon Connecticut for nearly 17 years before coming to the Connecticut Audubon Society. He is a past president of the Connecticut Ornithological Association and has written several articles on bird conservation and identification for The Connecticut Warbler. Patrick is a member of the Connecticut Forest Practices Advisory Board, a position appointed by the Governor and a founding member and past chair of the Friends of the Silvio O Conte National Fish and Wildlife Refuge.