Friday, November 11, 2016

Newburyport Birders' Upcoming Programs

On the Wing in West Newbury

Date: Sunday, November 13
Time: 2:30 pm to sunset
Fee: $15
Meeting Location: The Park & Ride on Storey Ave. [Route 113], Newburyport - we'll carpool from there 

We'll be birding the the Artichoke Reservoir area and will focus on field marks. Dress in layers.


Thanksgiving Morning Walk at Spencer-Pierce-Little Farm in Newbury

Date: Thursday, November 24
Time: 9:00 am - 11:00 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 in West Newbury

Date: Friday, November 25
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 mergansers.



Sunset Birding at Salisbury Beach State Reservation

Date: Saturday, November 26
Time: 2:30 pm to sunset
Fee: $15 each
Meeting Location: The boat ramp parking lot at Salisbury Beach State Reservation

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.



Birding at Salisbury Beach State Reservation

Date: Saturday, December 3
Time: 9:00 am to noon
Meeting Location: Boat Ramp Parking Lot at Salisbury Beach State Reservation
Fee: $15. 


Join Sue for a birding program focused on the importance of the coastal habitats for birds. Salisbury Beach State Reservation is a fine birding destination.



Birding Along the Merrimack River

Date: Sunday, December 11
Time: 1:00 pm to sunset
Meeting Location: Cashman Park Boat Launch at Sally Synder Way which is off Merrimac Steet in Newburyport
Fee: $15.

Join Sue for a program focused on the importance of the Merrimack River for birds..

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