08 Mar Newburyport Birders Programs for March and April
Searching for Signs of Spring in West Newbury
Date: Saturday, March 26, 2016
Time: to sunset
Fee: $15 Meeting Location: At the junction of Coffin Street & River Road in West Newbury
Celebrate the longer days and go birding. We’ll search for birds along the Merrimack River. If you have binoculars & a field guide, please bring them along. Please dress for the weather [in layers, wear warm socks & sturdy shoes]; remember that birding along the river can be damp & cool. No facilities are available at this site.
Searching for Spring Migrants
Time: 3:30 pm to sunset
Meeting Location: At the junction of Hale Street & Plummer Spring Lane in Newburyport
Explore The Little River Trail
Meeting Location: Hale Street in Newburyport at the small pull-off with a kiosk on the right 1.1 miles from the Low & Hale Street junction in Newburyport
Explore one of Newburyport’s best kept secret, birding locations. Seldom do you hear of groups birding the Little River Trail; during this program, we’ll show you this under-explored, birding spot. We look forward to introducing you to new vistas and interesting observations at this gem of a property. Wear sturdy shoes; bring a hat, insect repellent and a beverage.
Birding Martin Burns Wildlife Management Area in Byfield
Date: Sunday, April 10, 2016
Time: 8:00 am to 11:00 am
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 birds in old pastures and wooded tracts. We will
walk least 2.5 miles on fairly level terrain. 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.