Monday, February 15, 2016

NEWBURYPORT BIRDERS BIRDING PROGRAMS - Eagles on 2/21 & Seacoast Birding on 2/27

Bald Eagle by Phil Brown

Bald Eagles, Biscotti, & Hot Chocolate
Date: Sunday, February 21, 2016
Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Fee: $15.
Meeting Location: Cashman Park Boat Ramp at the end of Sally Snyder Way off Merrimac Street in Newburyport

Each winter, Bald Eagles from northern New England move south to the lower Merrimack River which provides perfect, winter habitat for these majestic birds. These spectacular birds soar high over the water and then stoop to secure prey with their sharp talons. Join Newburyport Birders for biscotti & hot chocolate as we discuss the Merrimack River's protected islands and the field marks of the Bald Eagle. We'll begin our search for our national symbol on foot; then we'll carpool to several sites along the river. Dress in layers and wear warm, waterproof boots. These programs have proven to be very popular.

Long-tailed Duck by Margo Goetschkes

Winter Birding Along the Seacoast
Date: Saturday, February 27, 2016
Time:  1:30 pm to dusk
Meeting Location: Boat Ramp Parking Lot at Salisbury Beach State Reservation [we'll carpool from there]
Fee: $15. 

Take some time out of your hectic schedule and join Sue for a birding program focused on the importance of the the seacoast during winter. Birding along the seacoast is great fun in winter.  We often find sea ducks, wintering loons, grebes and owls. 

Good birding,
Sue

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