Friday, May 23, 2014

Memorial Day Weekend & Wild West Newbury on Wednesday Evening Birding Programs

Birding Byfield's Martin Burns Wildlife Management Area
Date: Sunday, May 25
Time: 7:30 am to 10:30 am
Meeting Location: First parking area by the buildings
Fee: $20

This 1500+ acre property consists of hardwood forest with understory.
Rocky hills dot the property as well as small, fire ponds. Parts of this
property are poorly drained and seasonally wet. The headwaters of Cart
Creek and the Little River are within the property. This property offers
a wide range of nesting birds in old pasture and wooded tracts. We will
walk least 2.5 miles on fairly level, gravel roads, searching for
breeding birds. Wear sturdy shoes; bring a hat, insect repellent and a
beverage.

Directions: Take Route 95 to the Central St/Byfield Exit. Follow Central
Street east to Orchard Street (3/4 mile). Turn left onto Orchard Street
and drive approx. 1 mile to the parking area on the left.


Birding West Newbury's Ash Street Swamp
Date: Monday, May 26
Time: 6:30 am - 8:30 am
Meeting Location: At the corner of Main & Maple Streets in West Newbury
Center ~ Maple Street is opposite the West
Newbury Post Office.
Fee: $15

Join us as we search for migrants at West Newbury's Ash Street Swamp.
We'll listen to birdsong as well as use our trained eyes. Participants should
have good hearing ability and be able to walk on unpaved terrain. The pace
will be slow. Waterproof shoes are suggested. Participants should be
prepared with a beverage, a long sleeved shirt, long pants, sunscreen and bug
repellent.


Wild West Newbury on Wednesday Evening
Date: Wednesday, May 28
Time: 6:30 pm to dusk
Fee: $15 each
Meeting Location: Pike's Bridge Road parking area on Turkey Hill Road,
West Newbury

We'll be exploring Pike's Bridge Road and other highly productive,
birding locations in West Newbury during these evening
programs. Some carpooling is involved. No facilities are available
during this program.

Directions: From the Scotland Road exit off I-95, take Scotland Road
heading west; then take an immediate right onto
Turkey Hill Road. Drive north on Turkey Hill Road about half a mile to a
large, dirt pull off on the left [this is where the road curves right]. Pike's
Bridge Road is a dirt road with a low metal gate across it [which allows no
vehicles to enter].

Good birding,
Sue

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