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Birding for All: An Accessible, Inclusive Birding Outing at the Manchester Cedar Swamp

Manchester Cedar Swamp Country Side Blvd, Manchester, NH, United States

Meet naturalists Phil Brown and Brett Amy Thelen for a morning of birding at The Nature Conservancy’s Cedar Swamp All Persons Trail, where a new wheelchair-accessible, hard-packed gravel path winds through an ecologically diverse forest.

Beech Hill’s Going to the Birds

Beech Hill Beech Hill Road, Dublin, NH, United States

Flap your wings and soar over to Beech Hill for a bird-focused morning with the Harris Center’s newest naturalist, Nikko Gagnon. Beginning birders welcome!

Birding for All: An Accessible, Inclusive Birding Outing at Crotched Mountain

Crotched Mountain Accessible Trails 1 Verney Drive, Greenfield, NH, United States

Ramble along Crotched Mountain’s accessible trails with Harris Center naturalist Susie Spikol and Bird Conservation Director Phil Brown. We’ll look and listen for mid-summer singers, secretive nesters, and young fledglings, taking our time to notice the mountain’s other wild delights as well.

Paddling for Loons at Willard Pond

Willard Pond Wildlife Sanctuary Willard Pond Roard, Antrim, NH, United States

Have you ever wondered what loons are saying with those eerie calls in the night, or why loon chicks ride on their parents’ backs? Join Melanie Carolan of the Loon Preservation Committee and Harris Center ecologist Brett Amy Thelen to learn the answers to these questions and more!

Birding for All: Birding the Nighthawk Migration in Keene

Stone Arch Village 831 Court Street, Keene, NH, United States

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 Cliff Seifer and Brett Amy Thelen to search for the spectacle from a good vantage point in the Ashuelot River Valley.

Birding for All: Birding the Nighthawk Migration in Peterborough

Brenner Bridge Depot Park, Peterborough, NH, United States

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.

An Update on the Harris Center’s Kestrel Project

Zoom , United States

To bolster local kestrel populations, the Harris Center recently launched an initiative to install and monitor kestrel nest boxes throughout the Monadnock Region. Join Will Stollsteimer, former Harris Center Bird Conservation Intern and current Antioch University New England graduate student, for an update on these critical conservation efforts.

Migratory Raptors of Pack Monadnock

Zoom , United States

Join Harris Center Bird Conservation Director and raptor aficionado Phil Brown for a look at the upcoming hawk migration season and the migration spectacle that can be viewed from the Pack Monadnock Raptor Observatory in Peterborough.

The Kestrels Young Birders Club: Hawkwatching at Blueberry Ridge

Crotched Mountain 1 Verney Drive, Greenfield, NH, United States
This event is now full, but you can still join the waitlist.

Are you a teenager with an interest in birds and birding? Join a growing movement of young adults who are honing their wildlife observation skills, learning to recognize birds and their calls, and spending time outside building community with other young birders.

Birding for All: An Accessible, Inclusive Birding Outing at Dillant-Hopkins Airport

Dillant-Hopkins Airport 80 Airport Road, Swanzey, NH, United States
This event is now full, but you can still join the waitlist.

Join avid birder Phil Brown and naturalist Susie Spikol on a search for migrating birds of all feathers. We’ll slowly make our way up a wide, paved road out to a large wetland in hopes of encountering hawks, waterfowl, warblers, and other songbirds. Beginning birders and all ages welcome!

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

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

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. Beginning birders and all ages welcome!

The Kestrels Young Birders Club: Falconry Demonstration

Hancock, NH Hancock, NH, United States

Are you a teenager with an interest in birds and birding? Join a growing movement of young adults who are honing their wildlife observation skills, learning to recognize birds and their calls, and spending time outside building community with other young birders.

Saw-whet Owl Banding Demonstration

Hancock Hancock, NH, United States
This event is now full, but you can still join the waitlist.

Join the Harris Center's saw-whet banding team to learn what owl banding efforts are revealing about this diminutive bird of prey, and to see a demonstration of the banding process.

Saw-whet Owl Banding Demonstration for Families

Hancock Hancock, NH, United States
This event is now full, but you can still join the waitlist.

Join the Harris Center's saw-whet banding team to learn about this tiny bird of prey, and to see a demonstration of the banding process.

Saw-whet Owl Banding Demonstration

Hancock Hancock, NH, United States
This event is now full, but you can still join the waitlist.

Join the Harris Center's saw-whet banding team to learn what owl banding efforts are revealing about this diminutive bird of prey, and to see a demonstration of the banding process.

The Kestrels Young Birders Club: Saw-whet Owl Banding Demonstration

Hancock Hancock, NH, United States
This event is now full, but you can still join the waitlist.

Are you a teenager with an interest in birds and birding? Join a growing movement of young adults who are honing their wildlife observation skills, learning to recognize birds and their calls, and spending time outside building community with other young birders.

How Urbanization Affects Wild Birds with Researcher Lauren Pharr

Zoom , United States

In our increasingly urban world, anthropogenic (human-produced) changes such as light pollution are dramatically affecting wildlife. Join Lauren D. Pharr, a PhD student at North Carolina State University, for a discussion of her research into the impacts of urbanization on birds.

50th Annual Peterborough-Hancock Christmas Bird Count

Hancock, Peterborough and Surrounding Towns NH, United States

Every winter for 50 consecutive years, volunteers have scoured a 15-mile diameter circle in the Peterborough-Hancock area for birds as part of the Christmas Bird Count (CBC) – the largest and longest-running community science project in the world. In addition to the teams who fan out in the field, birds are also tallied at backyard feeders.

The Kestrels Young Birders Club: Christmas Bird Count

Harris Center for Conservation Education 83 Kings Hwy, Hancock, NH, United States

Are you a teenager or tween with an interest in birds and birding? Join a growing movement of young adults who are honing their wildlife observation skills, learning to recognize birds and their calls, and spending time outside building community with other young birders.

Unraveling the Mysteries of a Murder: The Roosting Crows of Lawrence, Massachusetts

Lawrence, Massachusetts NH, United States
This event is now full, but you can still join the waitlist.

Join fellow Corvid enthusiasts Phil Brown and Dan Gardoqui in the urban wilds of downtown Lawrence, Massachusetts, where we’ll watch, enjoy, and learn more about the annual winter roost of American Crows that approaches 20,000 birds nightly.

ESI: Book Group — Christian Cooper’s “Better Living Through Birding”

Zoom , United States
This event has been cancelled.

Join us for a series of discussions about Christian Cooper's bestselling memoir, in which he imparts birding tips and ignites a passion for birds of all feathers, globe-trots readers throughout the globe, and shares what it’s meant to grow up and live as a Black, queer nerd and avid birder in the US.

ESI: Book Group — Christian Cooper’s “Better Living Through Birding”

Zoom , United States
This event has been cancelled.

Join us for a series of discussions about Christian Cooper's bestselling memoir, in which he imparts birding tips and ignites a passion for birds of all feathers, globe-trots readers throughout the globe, and shares what it’s meant to grow up and live as a Black, queer nerd and avid birder in the US.

Birding for All: Great Backyard Bird Count

Harris Center for Conservation Education 83 Kings Hwy, Hancock, NH, United States

Every February, people around the world count birds in their neighborhoods as part of the Great Backyard Bird Count — an annual survey that helps scientists better understand global bird populations. Join the fun by counting at the Harris Center bird feeders with our Bird Conservation Director, Phil Brown.

The Kestrels Young Birders Club: Great Backyard Bird Count

Hancock Hancock, NH, United States
This event is now full, but you can still join the waitlist.

Are you a teenager or tween with an interest in birds and birding? Join a growing movement of young adults who are honing their wildlife observation skills, learning to recognize birds and their calls, and spending time outside building community with other young birders.

The Science of Saw-whet Owls

Zoom , United States

Join lead saw-whet owl bander Hillary Siener to recap the first two seasons of the Harris Center's saw-whet migration monitoring project, and to learn more about this charismatic bird of prey.

ESI: Book Group — Christian Cooper’s “Better Living Through Birding”

Zoom , United States
This event has been cancelled.

Join us for a series of discussions about Christian Cooper's bestselling memoir, in which he imparts birding tips and ignites a passion for birds of all feathers, globe-trots readers throughout the globe, and shares what it’s meant to grow up and live as a Black, queer nerd and avid birder in the US.