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December 2021

48th Annual Christmas Bird Count for Hancock, Peterborough, and Surrounding Towns

Saturday, December 18
Hancock, Peterborough and Surrounding Towns

Begun locally in 1973, the Christmas Bird Count is the world’s oldest and largest biological survey and citizen science endeavor, with thousands of participants worldwide. No need to be an expert!

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January 2022

Winter Bird Feeding: Tips for Attracting Birds to Your Yard

Monday, January 10, 2022,
5:30 pm
to 6:30 pm
Zoom
A flock of goldfinches perch and fly around a backyard bird feeding station. (photo © Meade Cadot)

Join ecologist and avid birder Steven Lamonde for an engaging presentation on best practices for bird feeding. From seed and suet selection to feeder placement, find out how you can turn your backyard into a refuge for winter birds!

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The Science of Saw-whet Owls

Wednesday, January 26, 2022,
5:30 pm
to 6:30 pm
Zoom
A person's hand holding a saw-whet owl. (photo © Elizabeth Nicodemus via the Flickr Creative Commons)

Join Sean Beckett of the North Branch Nature Center— where researchers have captured and tagged over 600 migrating saw-whet owls in the last seven years — to discover what scientists are learning about the natural history and ecology of this adorable species.

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February 2022

Great Backyard Bird Count

Saturday, February 19, 2022,
9:00 am
to 12:00 pm
Harris Center for Conservation Education
Evening Grosbeaks on a platform bird feeder. (photo © Meade Cadot)

Every February, people around the world count birds in their neighborhoods as part of the Great Backyard Bird Count. Join the fun by counting at the Harris Center bird feeders with avid birders Steven Lamonde and Eric Masterson. Beginning birders welcome!

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March 2022

Full Moon Owl Prowl in Keene

Friday, March 18, 2022,
7:00 pm
to 8:00 pm
Robin Hood Park
A portrait of a Barred Owl. (photo © Philip Brown via unsplash)

Join Harris Center naturalist Jenna Spear for an evening walk in search of Barred Owls. Adventure awaits when you go owling under a full moon!

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Full Moon Owl Prowl in Hancock

Saturday, March 19, 2022,
7:00 pm
to 8:00 pm
Harris Center for Conservation Education
A Barred Owl perched on a branch. (photo © Philip Brown via Unsplash)

Join Harris Center naturalist Susie Spikol for an evening walk in search of Barred Owls. Adventure awaits when you go owling under a full moon!

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38th Annual Waterfowl Safari Along the Connecticut River

Sunday, March 20, 2022,
8:00 am
to 1:00 pm
Connecticut River
Hooded Mergansers on Nubanusit Brook. (photo © Tom Momeyer)

The spring bird migration begins in March as waterfowl move north through along the Connecticut River. We’ll caravan to the best birding spots, with a little easy walking as needed, in hopes of seeing the spectacle.

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