Birding Course at Parker River NWR

Birding Course at Parker River NWR


North Shore Community College Class
Birds of Plum Island

Date: Saturday, October 4, 2014
Time: 9:00 am to Noon
Meeting Location: Parker River National Wildlife Refuge's Parking Lot #1 on Plum Island in Newburyport
Instructor: Sue McGrath, Past President of the Essex County Ornithological Club & Founder & Program
Designer at Newburyport Birders

Bird watching at Parker River National Wildlife Refuge on Plum Island is exciting because it’s a world famous, productive site. Learn to
appreciate the world of birds! During this three-hour class, students will learn about birds in an “outdoor classroom”. This class will provide
new birders with the aids needed to begin bird identification ~ special characteristics, bird behavior and habitat preferences. We will focus
on bird identification techniques. We’ll be walking over gentle terrain at a slow pace. Sturdy footwear is necessary along with a long-sleeved
shirt, long pants, hat, insect repellent and sunscreen. Bring a snack and a beverage. Class fee includes interpretive materials and entrance fee
to the Refuge.

To learn more and to register, call North Shore Community College at