05 Apr APRIL MIGRATION PROGRAMS
|Glossy Ibis by Phil Brown|
Wednesday Evenings in Wild West Newbury
Dates: Wednesdays, April 15, 22, & 29
Time: 6:00 pm to dusk
Meeting Location: Pike’s Bridge Road parking area on Turkey Hill Road in West Newbury
We’ll be exploring the Pike’s Bridge Road area and other highly productive, birding locations in West Newbury during these evening programs. Some carpooling is involved. No facilities are available during this program.
Directions: From the Scotland Road exit off I-95, take Scotland Road heading west; then take an immediate right onto Turkey Hill Road. Drive north on Turkey Hill Road about half a mile to a large, dirt pull off on the left [this is where the road curves right]. Pike’s Bridge Road is a dirt road with a metal gate across it which allows no vehicles to enter.
AftBirding at Parker River National Wildlife Refuge
Time: 4:00 pm to sunset
Meeting Location: Lot #1 on Parker River National Wildlife Refuge
Newbury’s Ould Towne Ramble
Date: Sunday, April 19
Time: 9:00 am to noon
Meeting Location: We’ll gather at the Lower Green in Newbury at the
junction of High Road [Route 1A] & Newman Road.
Join Sue for a morning bird walk in Newbury’s Ould Towne. We’ll explore the Lower Green area and Newman Road’s diverse habitat. We’ll search for grassland birds, shorebirds and woodland birds. Wear sturdy shoes; bring a hat, insect repellent and a beverage.
Birdinlisbury, Seabrook & Hampton
Time: 4:00 pm to dusk
Meeting Location: Boat Ramp Parking Lot at Salisbury Beach State Reservation [we’ll carpool from there]
Join Sue for a birding program focused on the importance of the the seacoast during migration. Birding along the seacoast is great fun.
Birding Martin Burns Wildlife Management Area in Byfield
Date: Sunday, April 26
Time: 9:00 am to noon
This 1500+ acre property consists of hardwood forest with understory. Rocky hills dot the property as well as small, fire ponds. Parts of this property are poorly drained and seasonally wet. The headwaters of Cart Creek and the Little River are within the property. This property offers a wide range of nesting birds in old pastures and wooded tracts. We will walk least 2.5 miles on fairly level, gravel roads. Wear sturdy shoes; bring a hat and a beverage.
Directions: Take Route 95 to the Central St/Byfield Exit. Follow Central Street east to Orchard Street (3/4 mile). Turn left onto Orchard Street and drive approx. 1 mile to the parking area on the left.