Milford fundraiser will be 'For the Birds'

These decorative Osprey platforms will be among the items for sale at the

These decorative Osprey platforms will be among the items for sale at the "For the Birds" fundraiser at Milford Point Coastal Nov. 11.

There’s a fundraiser happening at the Connecticut Audubon Society’s Coastal Center at Milford Point Nov. 11, and it’s called “For the Birds.”

Volunteer Lori Romick, a board member of the coastal center, said the day is a way to hopefully get new visitors to the center and to offer unique gifts for holiday shoppers, as well as entertainment.

“It will give people a different reason to come to the center — some people say they’ve lived here for 30 years and never knew it was here,” Romick said.

The bazaar to be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. is a first-of-its-kind fundraiser to help support Connecticut Audubon Society educational programs, she said.

The day will include vendors such as “The Fat Robin,” a store that sells gifts for birders; Moon Rocks Gourmet Cookies; Bivenne’s Brushstrokes: Watercolors; Beekeeper Ralph Harrison who sells honey and beeswax candles; Ashly Ann’s Hands: Fiber art, textiles, pottery art.

There will also be authors in attendance with their books, including Frank Gallo, who wrote, “Birding in Connecticut,” Michael Dooling, author of, “An Historical Account of Charles Island,” and Tammy Dicenso, who wrote two children’s books, “Do You Want to Take a Selfie” and “Watcha Lookin’ At ?”

Volunteers will also sell hot cider, coffee, decorative Osprey platforms and used books on birds and nature. She said there will be crafts for kids and a reptile display.

Romick said people who visit can walk the grounds, visit the viewing room and see migrating birds in the marshes through a scope.

“There are all kinds of birds,” Romick said, noting people might see a bald eagle, a snowy owl or even a brant.