Human snowbirds aren’t the only population that heads south for the winter. Our fields, forests and wetlands this time of year are stops on a long, complex and challenging journey for many of our avian friends.
Join us for a bird walk at the Charlotte C. Browne Memorial Woods on Saturday, October 19, at 8AM, with Will Broussard and naturalist Lynne Flaccus to look for late season migrant songbirds such as Palm Warblers and Swamp Sparrows. Meet just before 8AM at the CC Browne Woods on Washington Hill Road with footwear and clothing appropriate to the weather, binoculars if you have them, water and a snack. Questions? Call Lynne at the office, 603-323-6252 or email Lynne.
This bird walk follows a presentation by Will Broussard on Wednesday, October 16, at 7PM, at the Cook Memorial Library: “Impacts of Weather and Climate on Fall Bird Migration.” New Hampshire serves as a critical refueling station for birds traveling south in autumn. In Will’s talk we’ll meet some of the state’s most iconic feathered migrants, learn how New England’s weather helps them move south, and how climate change might impact their journey in the years to come.
About the Presenters:
Will Broussard is the Education Coordinator for the Mount Washington Observatory in North Conway, where he coordinates and leads programs on Mt. Washington’s natural, cultural, and scientific history. He has an undergraduate degree in biology from the University of Maine and a Master of Science degree in Environmental Studies from Antioch University New England in Keene. Originally from midcoast Maine, his passions include hiking and bird watching.
Naturalist Lynne Flaccus has 30 years of experience in land conservation and stewardship, managing protected properties, studying wildlife, and educating adults and children.
Banner image: Song sparrow. Photo: Will Broussard