18 Jun Newburyport Birders’ Birding Programs – June 21, 24, & 28
Date: Sunday, June 21
Time: 8:30 – 10:30 am
Meeting Location: Just inside the cemetery’s entrance off Parker Street
Oak Hill Cemetery is one of the best birding spots in Newburyport for songbirds. Bring binoculars if you have them. Beginners as well as seasoned birders are welcome. Loaner binoculars are available.
Wednesday Evening FUNdamentals of Grassland Birding
Date: Wednesday, June 24
Time: 6:30 pm to dusk
Meeting Location: Woodsom Farm in Amesbury - meet at the parking lot on Lions Mouth Road in Amesbury
Date: Sunday, June 28
Time: 7:00 am to 10:00 am
Meeting Location: First parking area by the buildings
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. This property offers a wide range of nesting birds in old pasture and wooded tracts. We will walk at least 2 miles on fairly level, gravel roads, searching for breeding birds. Wear sturdy shoes; bring a hat, insect repellent 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.