Sunday, April 5, 2015

APRIL MIGRATION PROGRAMS

Glossy Ibis by Phil Brown


Wednesday Evenings in Wild West Newbury
Dates: Wednesdays, April 15, 22, & 29
Time: 6:00 pm to dusk
Fee: $20 
Meeting Location: Pike's Bridge Road parking area on Turkey Hill Road in West Newbury

We'll be exploring the Pike's Bridge Road area 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 metal gate across it which allows no vehicles to enter.

Afternoon Birding at Parker River National Wildlife Refuge

Date: Saturday, April 18
Time: 4:00 pm  to sunset
Meeting Location: Lot #1 on Parker River National Wildlife Refuge
Fee: $20.
Take some quiet time and join Sue for a birding program focused on the importance of the Refuge in spring.  We'll explore, looking for migrants.

Newbury's Ould Towne Ramble

Date: Sunday, April 19
Time: 9:00 am to noon
Fee: $20
Meeting Location: We'll gather at the Lower Green in Newbury at the
junction of High Road [Route 1A] & Newman Road.

Join Sue for a morning bird walk in Newbury's Ould Towne. We'll explore the Lower Green area and Newman Road's diverse habitat. We'll search for grassland birds, shorebirds and woodland birds. Wear sturdy shoes; bring a hat, insect repellent and a beverage.

Birding in Salisbury, Seabrook & Hampton

Date: Saturday, April 25
Time: 4:00 pm to dusk
Meeting Location: Boat Ramp Parking Lot at Salisbury Beach State Reservation [we'll carpool from there]
Fee: $20.
Join Sue for a birding program focused on the importance of the the seacoast during migration. Birding along the seacoast is great fun.


Birding Martin Burns Wildlife Management Area in Byfield

Date: Sunday, April 26
Time: 9:00 am to noon

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 pastures and wooded tracts. We will walk least 2.5 miles on fairly level, gravel roads. Wear sturdy shoes; bring a hat 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.

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