Thursday, October 2, 2014

October/November Birding Programs

Sunset Birding at Salisbury Beach State Reservation
Date: Sunday, October 5, 2014
Time: 3:00 pm to dark
Fee: $15 each
Meeting Location: At the boat ramp parking lot at Salisbury Beach State Reservation

Waterfowl are abundant at Salisbury Beach State Reservation. Common Eiders and all three scoter species are often in large flocks. Loons and grebes are easily observed, and easterly winds bring in razorbills, gannets and sometimes kittiwakes. Purple Sandpipers gather on the jetties at high tide; Iceland and Glaucous Gulls can be seen in the cooler months. The campground area is a prime area for Horned Larks, Lapland Longspurs and Snow Buntings. The pines along the marsh edge often harbor owls and hawks. On Badger's Rocks at low tide, we usually see Harbor Seals hauled out.

Sunset Birding at Salisbury Beach State Reservation
Date: Sunday, October 12, 2014
Time: 3:00 pm to dark
Fee: $15 each
Meeting Location: At the boat ramp parking lot at Salisbury Beach State Reservation

Wintering waterfowl are abundant at Salisbury Beach State Reservation. Common Eiders and all three scoter species are often in large flocks. Loons and grebes are easily observed, and easterly winds bring in razorbills, gannets and sometimes kittiwakes. Purple Sandpipers gather on the jetties at high tide; Iceland and Glaucous Gulls can be seen in the cooler months.The campground area is a prime area for Horned Larks, Lapland Longspurs and Snow Buntings. The pines along the marsh edge often harbor owls and hawks. On Badger's Rocks at low tide, we usually see Harbor Seals hauled out.
Monday Morning Birding
Date: Monday, October 13, 2014
Time: 9:30 am to noon
Fee: $15
Meeting Location: Parker River National Wildlife Refuge at Parking Lot #1

Explore Parker River National Wildlife Refuge during this interpretative program. The focus will be on field marks and where these migrants are headed. We'll be watching bird behavior at this premier, birding destination.  Dress in layers.

On the Wing 
Date: Saturday, November 15, 2014
Time: 3:00 pm to dusk
Fee: $15
Meeting Location: Parker River National Wildlife Refuge at Parking Lot #1

Explore Parker River National Wildlife Refuge during this interpretative program. The focus will be on field marks and where these migrants are headed. We'll be watching bird behavior at this premier, birding destination.  Dress in layers.

Morning Birding at Spencer-Pierce-Little Farm in Newbury 
Date: Sunday, November 16, 2014
Time: 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Fee: $15
Meeting Location: The end of Little's Lane in Newbury - look for the Newburyport Birders' sign

We'll walk the agricultural fields in search of American Pipits, Horned Larks, sparrows and hawks.

Directions: In Newbury Center, head south on Route 1A and continue through the only set of lights.  Then take your first left onto
Little's Lane. 

Wings Over Water
Date: Saturday, November 22, 2014
Time: 3:00 pm to dusk
Fee: $15
Meeting Location: Parker River National Wildlife Refuge at Parking Lot #1

Explore Parker River National Wildlife Refuge during this interpretative program. The focus will be on field marks and where these migrants are headed. We'll be watching bird behavior at this premier, birding destination.  Dress in layers.

Thanksgiving Morning Walk at Spencer-Pierce-Little Farm in Newbury
Date: Thursday, November 27, 2014
Time: 8:30 am - 10:30 am
Fee: 2 for $20 
Meeting Location: At the end of Little's Lane in Newbury - look for the Newburyport Birders' A-Frame sign

We'll walk the agricultural fields in search of American Pipits, sparrows, hawks, Snow Buntings and Horned Larks.

Directions: In Newbury Center, head south on Route 1A and continue through the only set of lights.  Then take your first left onto Little's Lane.
Look at Every Bird at Cherry Hill [Indian Hill] Reservoir 
Date: Saturday, November 29, 2014
Time: 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Fee: $15
Meeting Location: First parking area you encounter on Moulton Street in West Newbury - look for the Newburyport Birders' A-Frame sign

The Cherry Hill [Indian Hill] Reservoir is a perfect setting for waterfowl viewing. This public water source hosts Ruddy Duck & Ring-necked Duck, and both spend the fall here in the hundreds. Other species that can be seen here are Pied-billed Grebe, American Coot, Scaup, Bufflehead, the occasional Canvasback, Redhead and merganser.

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