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Birding for All: Birding the Nighthawk Migration

Friday, August 26,
6:00 pm
to 7:00 pm

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Two nighthawks dart through the air. (photo © parulidae photos)

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 avid birder Phil Brown and nighthawk enthusiast Brett Amy Thelen to search for the spectacle from a vantage point at the confluence of Nubanusit Brook and the Contoocook River in downtown Peterborough. If it’s an average night, we may 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 a pair of ours. Beginning birders and all ages welcome!

6 to 7 p.m. on the Brenner Bridge near Depot Park in Peterborough. 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 event, please contact Phil.

Birding for All outings are designed with inclusivity in mind, for people who experience accessibility challenges as a result of a disability or other health concern. The Brenner Bridge is wheelchair-accessible, and there are two parking spaces reserved for people with disabilities in the adjacent Riverwalk parking lot.


Friday, August 26
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
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Brenner Bridge
Depot Park
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States


Phil Brown
(603) 525-3394
Brett Amy Thelen
(603) 525-3394