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Birding for All: World Migratory Bird Day Big Sit at Pack Monadnock

Sunday, October 8, 2023,
10:00 am
to 4:00 pm

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A birder holds binoculars up to his face; vegetation is in the foreground. (photo © Ben Conant)

Join Harris Center raptor biologists Levi Burford and Katrina Fenton as we tally all bird species observed during a single day from a single location: the Pack Monadnock Raptor Observatory in Peterborough. This global “Big Day” of birding both celebrates and highlights the needs of migratory birds, and there’s no better place to enjoy the spectacle locally than at the Observatory.

Past Big Sits at Pack have yielded a dozen or so raptor species, as well as other fall migrants including warblers, sparrows, and waterfowl. Bring water, snacks, and binoculars (or borrow a pair from us), dress in layers, and be prepared for summit conditions. 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!

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Raptor Observatory atop Pack Monadnock in Miller State Park in Peterborough. Come anytime during that window to be part of the tally. Registration is requested. State park reservations and a small fee are required for visiting Pack Monadnock.

For more information on park fees and reservations, visit the Miller State Park website; general information about visiting the Observatory can be found on our Visiting the Hawk Watch page. For more information on this outing, contact Phil Brown.


Sunday, October 8, 2023
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
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Phil Brown
(603) 525-3394


Pack Monadnock Raptor Observatory
Miller State Park
Peterborough, NH United States
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