Week of Field Trips / Events
25th Annual Weekend Trip to the Rangeley Lakes Region
This trip will concentrate on Maine’s boreal specialties including Spruce Grouse, Black-backed Woodpecker, Olive-sided and Yellow-bellied Flycatchers, Philadelphia Vireo, Gray Jay, Boreal Chickadee, and Bicknell’s Thrush and 20+ species of warbler. Time will also be taken to observe and enjoy the flora and fauna along the way. Participants can expect to do some moderate hiking…
Ashby & Townsend
We’ll explore for nesting warblers, juncos, sapsuckers, and probably butterflies & dragonflies, possibly into early afternoon. Possible sites include Willard Brook State Forest, Townsend State Forest, and Mt. Watatic. Some trails are steep and moderately uneven. Contact leader for meeting time.
This trip has more diversity than the prior day’s as we begin along the Housatonic River WMA and make our way over October Mountain. Multiple habitats make this trip more diversified than the Greylock trip. Co-sponsored by the South Shore Bird Club. Target endangered breeding species: American Bittern, Mourning Warbler.
Beginners encouraged. A two-hour walk over easy to moderate trails in search of seasonal specialties. Boots advisable.
We will visit multiple habitats in search of birds with breeding ranges north of typical BBC trip locations. This trip starts with a tram ride up to the top of Cannon Mountain. We will enjoy the views and songs of the Winter Wren on the ride up and then search the summit trails for the…
In June, this wonderfully preserved grassland is alive with the songs of breeding Grasshopper and Vesper Sparrow, which are state listed as threatened species. Prairie Warbler, Indigo Bunting, and American Kestrels nest regularly here as well. A mile walk on level grade; can be dry so bring water. Drive to the end of Pine Hill…
The New England Birding Calendar is sponsored by Bird Observer – New England Birding Journal
© 2022 Swanzey Internet Group LLC | Designed and Powered by Swanzey.com