Birding Course at Parker River NWR


North Shore Community College Class
Birds of Plum Island 
Date: Saturday, October 4, 2014 
Time: 9:00 am to Noon 
Meeting Location: Parker River National Wildlife Refuge's Parking Lot #1 on Plum Island in Newburyport 
Instructor: Sue McGrath, Past President of the Essex County Ornithological Club & Founder & Program 
Designer at Newburyport Birders 

Bird watching at Parker River National Wildlife Refuge on Plum Island is exciting because it’s a world famous, productive site. Learn to 
appreciate the world of birds! During this three-hour class, students will learn about birds in an “outdoor classroom”. This class will provide 
new birders with the aids needed to begin bird identification ~ special characteristics, bird behavior and habitat preferences. We will focus 
on bird identification techniques. We’ll be walking over gentle terrain at a slow pace. Sturdy footwear is necessary along with a long-sleeved 
shirt, long pants, hat, insect repellent and sunscreen. Bring a snack and a beverage. Class fee includes interpretive materials and entrance fee
to the Refuge. 

To learn more and to register, call North Shore Community College at 978-762-4000.