Field Trips

All are welcome to join us on our field trips, which are free and open to the public. The walks will last as long as participants choose, but not beyond noon. Participants are encouraged to bring binoculars, water, insect repellent, and sunscreen. Field trips will only be canceled due to extremely bad weather. If you have a question about cancellations, contact the field trip leader Dan Hubbard at or 603-332-4093. Carpooling is encouraged. For directions and information, click on Local Birding Resources above, then New Hampshire Hotspots and then the field trip site name under 20 top birding locations in NH.

Beginner Bird Walks (BBW)

BBW: Pickering Ponds
Saturday, June 5, 7 am 
This walk will traverse Rochester city park trails along the Cocheco River and around old wastewater treatment facility settling ponds. It will include checking on nests that have been located at the site. Meet at the Pickering Ponds parking area. The entrance is about a mile south of the Rochester Wastewater Treatment Plant on Pickering Road (opposite mailbox #374). Sign up at

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, field trips will be limited to 15 and vaccination is required. Restrictions are listed at the sign up sites.

Be sure to check out our Program Schedule where you can learn about our virtual Programs using Zoom!