FIELD TRIPS

APRIL


Bob Hull Memorial Bluebird Walk - Saturday, April 2nd 8:00 am - LOCATION CHANGED

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. We will meet in a different locaiton than originally planned. The new meeting location is the Mill Rd. plaza parking lot near Hannaford. Meeting time is still at 8:00. Contact: David Blezard dblezard@mac.com or call 603-343-1223. Registration is not required, but all participants should be fully vaccinated.


Owl Prowl – Saturday April 23rd 4:00 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 smirick@comcast.net or 978-374- 0654. Registration is not required, but all participants should be fully vaccinated.


Bellamy River Wildlife Sanctuary – Sunday April 24th 8:00 am

Join New Hampshire Audubon President Doug Bechtel in exploring the Bellamy River Wildlife Sanctuary. We will look for spring migratory song birds and learn a bit about the plants, habitats and conservation efforts of Great Bay. Meet at 8:00 AM at the Bellamy River Wildlife Sanctuary parking lot at the end of Bayview Road, Dover (Note: the trip is at the Audubon Sanctuary not the Wildlife Management Area). Contact Marc Nutter with questions mnutter@nhaudubon.org

The trip is limited to 20 participants and all participants should be fully vaccinated. Click the link below to sign-up:

MAY



Kwaks/Smith Sisters - Thursday May 5th 9am


NH Audubon President Doug Bechtel will lead a casual and fun walk looking for birds at the Kwaks/Smith Sisters Wildlife Sancuary. Depending on weather and birds, this will take 1-2 hours. We can provide an extra pair of binoculars if needed.

If you are interested in attending contact Hope Jordon at New Hampshire Audubon hjordan@nhaudubon.org

Click on the link to learn more about the sanctuary: Kwaks/Smith Sisters Wildlife Sanctuary, Newmarket/Durham


Beginner Bird Walks (BBW)


The NH Audubon Seacoast Chapter will have six 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 should be fully vaccinated and are encouraged to bring binoculars, water, insect repellent, and sunscreen.

BBW: Pickering Ponds - Sunday May 8th 7 am – 12 pm

One of the top 10 birding spots in New Hampshire, this walk will traverse Rochester city park trails along the Cocheco River and around the former wastewater treatment settling ponds. Meet at the Pickering Ponds parking area at 7:00 AM. The entrance is about a mile south of the Rochester Wastewater Treatment Plant on Pickering Road (opposite mailbox #452). Contact: Dan Hubbard at danielhubbard@peoplepc.com or 603-978-0218.

The trip is limited to 20 participants and all participants should be fully vaccinated. Click the link below to sign-up:

BBW: Burley Farms – Wednesday May 11th , 7 am

With fields, forests, a beaver pond, and a heron rookery Burley Farms is great spot to look for birds. Join trip leader Greg Tillman to explore some of the property’s varied habitats. Meet at the parking area at 245 North River Rd in Epping at 7:00 am. Contact: Greg Tillman at gregtillman@comcast.net.

The trip is limited to 20 participants and all participants should be fully vaccinated. Click the link below to sign-up:

BBW: Deer Hill Wildlife Management Area – Saturday May 14th , 7 am

Bird the varied habitats of the Deer Hill Wildlife Management Area with trip leader Scott Heron. With 186 species seen on the property, in the spring Deer Hill can be full of migrating passerines and breeding water birds. Meet at the entrance gate on Pine Road in Brentwood. Contact: Scott Heron at smheron@gmail.com.

The trip is limited to 25 participants and all participants should be fully vaccinated. Click the link below to sign-up:

BBW: Strafford County Farm - Sunday May 15th , 7 am – 12 pm

With habitat for water birds, raptors and song birds, this walk will include the Don Black Trail and the hedgerows around the fields of the conserved property. The walk will last as long as participants choose, but not beyond noon. Contact: Dan Hubbard at danielhubbard@peoplepc.com or 603-978-0218.

The trip is limited to 20 participants and all participants should be fully vaccinated. Click the link below to sign-up:

BBW: Pickering Ponds - Wednesday, May 18, 7 am – 12 pm

An encore of the very popular Pickering Ponds walk on May 8th (see description above). Meet at the Pickering Ponds parking area at 7:00 AM. Contact: Dan Hubbard at danielhubbard@peoplepc.com or 603-978-0218.

The trip is limited to 20 participants and all participants should be fully vaccinated. Click the link below to sign-up:


June

BBW: Pickering Ponds: Nest Walk - Sunday June 5th 7 am – 12 pm

Join us as we look for nests and other evidence of breeding birds on the trails around the ponds and along the Cocheco River. Meet at the Pickering Ponds parking area at 7:00 AM. The entrance is about a mile south of the Rochester Wastewater Treatment Plant on Pickering Road (opposite mailbox #452). Contact: Dan Hubbard at danielhubbard@peoplepc.com or 603-978-0218.

The trip is limited to 20 participants and all participants should be fully vaccinated. Click the link below to sign-up: