Programs

All are welcome to attend our programs which meet at the Seacoast Science Center, Odiorne Point State Park, 570 Ocean Boulevard, Rye. Refreshments are at 7:00 pm. Meetings begin at 7:30 pm. Doors will be locked at 7:45 pm!!! For more information contact Dan Hubbard at 603-332-4093, or danielhubbard@peoplepc.com


PROGRAM CANCELLATION FOR TONIGHT - October 9, 2019. With apology for the late notice, our speaker has the flu and we need to cancel tonight's planned chapter meeting. See you in November!


CANCELED - Program: Drone Technology for Natural Resource Management

Wednesday, October 9

Drones can do so much more than delivering pizzas and Amazon boxes! Learn how this exciting technology is being used for natural resource management, from monitoring bird nesting colonies to measuring erosion on beaches. Presenter will be Sue Bickford, Stewardship Coordinator for the Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve in Wells, ME, as well as owner of drone consulting company, New England UAV.



Program: Tanzania: Birds, Big Game, and a Taste of Masai Culture

Wednesday, November 13

Based on a February, 2019 trip to Tanzania, NH Audubon member and volunteer Charlie Nims will share his birding safari adventure. It will start with the Northern Circuit, including Ngorongoro Crater, the Serengeti and Lake Manyara National Park and finish with a visit to Zanzibar. It will include lots of birds, big game, some African culture, and a story or two.



Program: Some Like it Hot: Birding Costa Rica from the Mountains to the Pacific Rain Forest

Wednesday, December 11

In April of 2019, Seacoast Chapter members Jim Sparrell and Katie Towler joined a group of birders from NH and VT traveling to Costa Rica. The trip included traveling 8 days with the group from San Gerardo de Dota to the Osa peninsula and Corcovado National Park, and then coming up the Pacific Coast. Jim and Katie also did a trip extension to visit Arenal Volcano and Sarapiqui on the Caribbean side. Highlights included close to 30 species of hummingbirds, an Ornate Hawk Eagle, Resplendent Quetzal, and many monkeys and other mammals. Costa Rica is one of the spots that has the richest biodiversity and is developing a widely-shared ecological awareness.



Program: Colombia: The World's Birding Hotspot

Wednesday, January 8

The South American country of Colombia has more species of birds than any other nation on earth. This presentation, by long time Seacoast Chapter member David Donsker, will give a sampling of the over 1800 species that occur in the numerous habitats and geographic regions, from the seacoast to the high mountains and intermontane valleys, that underlie this country's avian richness. Once off limits to all but the most intrepid birders because of internal struggles with guerilla militias and powerful drug lords, the country is now largely at peace and is openly welcome to visitors. 


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