Friday, April 1, 2016

Newburyport Birders Programs - April 2016

April 2016

Eastern Phoebe by Tim Spahr
Explore The Little River Trail
Date: Sunday, April 3, 2016
Time:  8:00 am to 11:00 am
Fee: $15 
Meeting Location: Hale Street in Newburyport at the small pull-off with a kiosk
on the right 1.1 miles from the Low & Hale Street junction in Newburyport

Explore one of Newburyport’s best kept secret, birding locations.  Seldom do you hear of groups birding the Little River Trail; during this program, we’ll show you this under-explored, birding spot. We look forward to introducing you to new vistas and interesting observations at this gem of a property. Wear sturdy shoes; bring a hat, and a beverage.

Wood Duck by Bob Stymeist

Birding Martin Burns Wildlife Management Area in Byfield
Date: Sunday, April 10, 2016
Time: 8:00 am to 11:00 am
Fee: $15 

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 birds in old pastures and wooded tracts. We will walk least 2.5 miles on fairly level terrain. 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.

See you soon,
Sue

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