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March 2019

35th Annual “Waterfowl Safari” Along the Connecticut River

Sunday, March 31,
8:00 am
to 1:00 pm
Connecticut River
Snow geese migrating across a moonlit sky. (photo © Dagmar Collins)

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

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April 2019

Beginner Bird Banding Course

Monday, April 22,
7:30 am
to 3:00 pm
Harris Center for Conservation Education
A White-breasted Nuthatch is held by a bird bander. (photo © Ben Conant)

This seven-day course for birders and wildlife biologists will provide a hands-on introduction to bird banding, including safe operation of mist nets, bird handling, and data scoring skills.

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Plum Island Birding Excursion

Friday, April 26,
7:00 am
to 3:00 pm
Parker River National Wildlife Refuge
A young man peers through binoculars. (photo © gerlos via the Flickr Creative Commons)

Join Eric Masterson and Meade Cadot for a visit to the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge on Plum Island in Massachusetts – one of the best birding locations in all of New England.

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Bird Banding Demonstration

Sunday, April 28,
9:00 am
to 11:00 am
Harris Center for Conservation Education
A Purple Finch is held by a bird bander. (photo © Ben Conant)

Dig into the science of songbirds during this bird banding demonstration by ornithologist Dr. Patricia Wohner. You’ll get great glimpses of some of the songbirds that make their home in the Harris Center woods and fields, and hopefully see a few spring migrants as well.

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May 2019

Young Birders Club Takes Flight

Saturday, May 18,
9:00 am
to 11:00 am
Harris Center for Conservation Education
A boy peers through binoculars on a birding outing with the Harris Center. (photo © Ben Conant)

The Young Birders Club is ready to take wing again after a brief hiatus! This club, led by expert birder Phil Brown and naturalist Susie Spikol, is dedicated to helping young naturalists discover the world of birds and birding.

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June 2019

Nighthawk Watch

Tuesday, June 11,
7:00 pm
to 9:30 pm
Putnam Science Center at Keene State College
A Common Nighthawk, silhouetted against the twilight sky. (photo © Kenneth Cole Schneider)

Help keep track of Keene's most charismatic endangered bird by joining us for an evening of nighthawk monitoring.

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