Birdwatchers from New England and beyond participated in the Cape Ann Winter Birding Weekend. Cape Ann is known worldwide for its exciting concentrations of winter seabirds, and the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce & Massachusetts Audubon Society offered a weekend full of events for all levels of birders. Expert speakers offered presentations, exhibitors showcased their programs and products and artists displayed their art and gave demonstrations at the event headquarters at the Elks at Bass Rocks and at other venues in Gloucester.
On Saturday morning, expert guides led bus trips to the winter birding hot spots on Cape Ann. Our group was pleasant & expressed great interest in the birds, their behavior and the natural history of Cape Ann. Bus #1 tour was led by Jim Berry, Miles Brengle, Liam Waters and me had some wonderful, prolonged looks at the following: