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Birding for All: Birding the Nighthawk Migration in Peterborough

Friday, August 25, 2023,
6:00 pm
to 7:00 pm

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Please note: This event is now full. To join the waitlist, please contact Miles Stahmann.

A group of birders life their binoculars to the sky on Brenner Bridge (photo: Meade Cadot)

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 Phil Brown and Susie Spikol to search for the spectacle from a good vantage point in the Contoocook 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. at the Brenner Bridge in Peterborough. This site is wheelchair-accessible. Space is limited, and registration is full. To join the waitlist, please contact Miles Stahmann.

Please note that a professional photographer/videographer will be capturing footage of this outing for a video about the Harris Center’s Birding for All events. Please contact Audrey if you have any questions or would be interested in speaking on camera about your experience at Birding for All outings.

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

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.


Friday, August 25, 2023
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
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Phil Brown
(603) 525-3394
Miles Stahmann
(603) 525-3394


Brenner Bridge
Depot Park
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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