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POP-UP PROGRAM: Birding the Nighthawk Migration in Hancock
Sunday, August 30 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Nighthawks are among the last migrants to arrive each spring and the earliest to depart each “fall,” with southbound migration peaking in late August. Join expert birder Phil Brown and nighthawk enthusiast Brett Amy Thelen to search for the spectacle from a vantage point along the Contoocook River in Hancock. If it’s an “average” night, we’ll get great looks at a handful of these acrobatic birds. If it’s better than average, we just might see hundreds of nighthawks feeding in giant flocks.
5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in Hancock. Rain date: August 31. Exact location will be provided upon registration, and involves an approx. 1-mile roundtrip walk on uneven ground. Bring binoculars, and be prepared for biting insects.
Space is limited, and registration is required. Please read our COVID-19 outing guidelines before registering to be sure this is the right event for you. This program is now full. If you’d like to add your name to the waitlist, please register online here and we’ll be in touch if a spot opens up. For more information, please contact Brett by email.
The New England Birding Calendar is sponsored by Bird Observer – New England Birding Journal
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