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Newburyport Birders’ June and July Programs

Newburyport Birders’ June and July Programs

EVENING OF WINGS, FEATHERS & FLIGHT
Date: Saturday, June 4
Time: 6:30 pm to sunset
Fee: $15
Meeting Location: Parker River National Wildlife Refuge at Parking Lot #1

Let’s explore Parker River National Wildlife Refuge with a focus on wings, feathers & flights. We’ll discuss field marks, and we’ll be watching bird behavior at this premier, birding destination. Long-sleeved shirt and long pants are suggested.

WEDNESDAY EVENING BIRDING FUNDAMENTALSDate: Wednesday, June 8
Time: 6:30 pm to dusk
Fee: $15
Meeting Location: Woodsom Farm in Amesbury – meet at the parking lot by the hill & near the sign on Lions Mouth Road.

Take a walk, have fun, learn where to look for birds and how to identify them in their habitat. This slow-paced walk will introduce you to birds of the grasslands. We’ll discuss the natural history of the birds we encounter. Please wear long pants, a long-sleeved shirt and footwear appropriate for walking on unpaved surfaces.

BIRDS OF OAK HILL CEMETERY
Date: Sunday, June 19
Time: 8:30 – 11:00 am
Meeting Location: Just inside the cemetery’s entrance off Parker Street near the compost area.
Fee: $15

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 ALONG THE POWOW RIVER

Date: Wednesday, June 22
Time: 6:30 pm to dusk
Fee: $15

Meeting Location: Lake Gardner in Amesbury – meet at the parking lot off High Street in Amesbury

Take a walk, have fun, learn where to look for birds and how to identify them in their habitat. This slow-paced walk will introduce you to riverside birding. We’ll discuss the natural history of the birds we encounter. Please wear long pants, a long-sleeved shirt and footwear appropriate for walking on unpaved surfaces.


BIRDING BYFIELD’S MARTIN BURNS WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA

Date: Sunday, June 26
Time: 7:30 am to 11:00 am
Meeting Location: First parking area by the buildings
Fee: $15

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.


PURPLE MARTINS OF PLUM ISLAND

Date: Wednesday, July 6
Time: 6:30 pm to dusk
Suggested Donation: $15
Location: North End of Plum Island by the Plum Island Lighthouse

Join Sue for a round of nest checks and learn about this human-dependent songbird.  Wear long pants & a long sleeved shirt; bring insect repellent and a lawn chair.


BIRDING NEW HAMPSHIRE’S GEORGE BURROWS BROOKSIDE SANCTUARY

Date: Sunday, July 10
Time: 7:30 am – 11:00 am
Fee: $15
Meeting Location: We’ll gather in the parking lot in front of Stop & Shop on Route 110 in Amesbury – we’ll carpool to the sanctuary in South Hampton, NH.

We’ll bird the series of swamps and ponds created by beavers. There’s some marsh and heavily wooded areas too. We will walk on unpaved, wet terrain. Please be prepared with a long sleeved shirt, long pants, insect repellent and sunscreen.

EVENING BIRDING AT CHERRY HILL [INDIAN HILL] RESERVOIR
Date: Wednesday, July 13
Time: 6:30 pm to dusk
Fee: $15
Meeting Location: Meet at the Moulton Street end of the Cherry Hill [Indian Hill] Reservoir in West Newbury
in the pulloff on the Reservoir side.

Join us as we search for birds. Participants should be able to walk on unpaved surfaces. The pace will be slow as we walk out to the pump house. Please be prepared with a long sleeved shirt, long pants and insect repellent.

PURPLE MARTINS OF PLUM ISLAND
Date: Sunday, July 17
Time: 6:30 pm to dusk
Suggested Donation: $15
Location: North End of Plum Island by the Plum Island Lighthouse

Join Sue for a round of nest checks and learn about this human-dependent songbird.  Wear long pants & a long sleeved shirt; bring insect repellent and a lawn chair.

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