Field Trips

All are welcome to join us on our field trips, which are free and open to the public. Unless otherwise noted, field trips often last through noon, so please bring a lunch. Field trips will only be canceled due to extremely bad weather. If you have a question about cancellations, contact the field trip leader. Carpooling is encouraged. For directions and information, call the field trip leaders whose phone numbers can be found in the trip descriptions.

Fall 2019 Field Trips

Beginner Bird Walk: Pickering Ponds
Wednesday, September 4 AND Sunday, September 8, 8am
These walks will traverse Rochester city park trails along the Cocheco River and around old wastewater treatment facility settling ponds. 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). Contact: Dan Hubbard at or 603-332-4093

BBW: Strafford County Farm
Sunday, September 15, 8 am
This walk will include the Don Black Trail and the hedgerows around the fields of the conserved property at the Strafford County Complex. Meet at the parking lot across from the office of the Strafford County Community Work Program, 266 County Farm Road (map and directions at their website). Contact: Dan Hubbard at or 603-332-4093

Bird Walk: Great Bay NWR
September 28, 8am — 1pm

Field trip: Coastal Migration
Saturday October 5, 8 am
Meet at the Odiorne Point State Park parking lot. Trip begins with a fall migration walk around Odiorne and then birding south along the New Hampshire coast.
Contact: Steve Mirick, 978-374-0654 or e-mail

Seacoast Chapter Fall Pelagic
Monday, October 14, 8am
Co leaders: Steve Mirick and Ben Griffith
Contact: Seacoast Chapter Audubon at or call Kyle Wilmarth at 603-479-6075

Maine Coast
November 9, 8am
Meet at Perkins Cove. Dress warmly in layers and bring a lunch or snack. From Perkins Cove we will go to Nubble Light, Long Sands Beach, and Sea Point Beach.
Contact: Ann Albowich