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Birding for All: Birding the Nighthawk Migration in Keene

Thursday, August 24, 2023,
6:00 pm
to 7:00 pm

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A Common Nighthawk, silhouetted against the twilight sky. (photo © Kenneth Cole Schneider)

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 nighthawk enthusiasts Cliff Seifer and Brett Amy Thelen to search for the spectacle from a good vantage point in the Ashuelot River Valley. If it’s an average night, we should 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. Bring binoculars (or borrow some from us), and come prepared for biting insects.

Birding for All outings are designed for people of all abilities, including those who experience accessibility challenges as a result of a disability or other health concern. Beginning birders and all ages welcome!

6 to 7 p.m. in the rear parking lot of Stone Arch Village at 831 Court Street in Keene, near the raised garden beds. This site is wheelchair-accessible. Space is limited, and registration is required.

For general information about Harris Center field trips, see our Outings Information page. For questions about this particular outing, including questions about accessibility, contact Brett.

In an effort to create more belonging at the Harris Center, this outing has been designed with a specific group of people in mind. Learn more about our reasoning behind this on our Affinity Groups page.


Thursday, August 24, 2023
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
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Brett Amy Thelen
(603) 525-3394


Stone Arch Village
831 Court Street
Keene, NH 03431 United States
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