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.
Spring 2019 Field Trips

Winter Finch Trip
Saturday Feburary 9, 2018
The Seacoast Chapter's annual winter finch trip will be Saturday February 9th. Join leader Lori Charron to look for winter finches. Meet at the McDonald's in Gorham, 214 Main Street, at 8:00 am.
Contact: Lori Charron

Field Trip: Bob Hull Memorial Walk
Saturday, March 23, 10 am – 1 pm
Description: Help trip leader Len Medlock 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.
Contact: Len Medlock at

Saturday, April 20, 4 am
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.
Contact: Steve Mirick at

Field Trip: Powwow River Paddle
Saturday May 4, 8am - 12pm
Join Scott Heron as we paddle the scenic Powwow River looking for birds and wildlife of all kinds. Bring your kayak or canoe and make sure to have a proper flotation device. Registration is not required but a headcount would be helpful. Meet on Small Pox Rd. in Kingston. Contact Scott at

Field Trip: Beginner Bird Walks (BBW)
NH Audubon Seacoast Chapter will have three walks 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. 

Field Trip: BBW-Pickering Ponds
Sunday, May 12, 8am – 12pm AND Wednesday, May 15, 8 am – 12 pm
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). Contact: Dan Hubbard at or 603-332-4093

Field Trip: BBW-Strafford County Farm
Sunday, May 19, 8 am – 12 pm
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.
Contact: Dan Hubbard at or 603-332-4093

Field Trip: World End Pond Paddle
Saturday May 25, 7am – 11am
Bring your canoe or kayak and join Kyle Wilmarth for a paddle through local hotspot World End Pond in Salem, NH. We will be searching the marshes for rails, bitterns, shorebirds and other spring migrants. Meet at William T. Barron Elementary School with a canoe/kayak and we'll coordinate dropping our boats off at the launch.
Registration is not required but a headcount would be helpful.
Contact: Kyle Wilmarth at