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.


Seacoast Chapter Spring Field Trip schedule

MARCH

Bob Hull Memorial Walk — Saturday March 21, 2020 - CANCELED
Description: Help trip leader David Blezard clean out bluebird boxes, look for early migrants and lingering winter birds, and get yourself in the mood for spring. Meet at the Mill Road Plaza in Durham. Time: 9am-12pm (Contact: David Blezard dblezard@mac.com)

APRIL

Owl Prowl - Saturday, April 18, 2020
Join our always popular search for owls and sunrise birds. Meet at 4 AM (!) at the Mill Road Plaza parking lot in Durham. Be prepared for a long and possibly a bit wet, but leisurely walk through the woods. Wear appropriate footwear and bring insect repellent. Time: 4AM (Contact: Steve Mirick at smirick@comcast.net or 978-374-0654)

MAY

Beginner Bird Walks
NH Audubon Seacoast Chapter will have three Beginner Bird Walks (BBW) this spring. Although these walks are geared with the beginner birder in mind, birders of all levels of expertise are encouraged to participate and share their experiences.   Children are gladly welcome with an adult. Participants are encouraged to bring binoculars, water, insect repellent, and sunscreen. Walks are free and open to the public.

Beginner Bird Walk – Sunday, May 10, 2020
Pickering Ponds - Rochester, NH
This walk 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).
Time: 7am-12pm (Contact: Dan Hubbard at danielhubbard@peoplepc.com or 603-332-4093).

Beginner Bird Walk – Sunday, May 17, 2020
Strafford County Farm
This walk will include the Don Black Trail and the hedgerows around the fields of the conserved property. The progress of the Osprey nest also will be checked. The walk will last as long as participants choose, but not beyond noon. Time 7am-12pm
(Contact: Dan Hubbard at danielhubbard@peoplepc.com or 603-332-4093).

Beginner Bird Walk – Wednesday, May 20, 2020
Pickering Ponds - Rochester, NH
This walk 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).
Time: 7am-12pm (Contact: Dan Hubbard at danielhubbard@peoplepc.com or 603-332-4093).

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