The birds are back!
Join the Chocorua Lake Conservancy for a fresh start to your day with an early morning bird walk with volunteer Susan Lee and CLC Stewardship Director Lynne Flaccus. With spring comes the return of thousands of migratory birds, readying for nesting season in the fields and forests around the Chocorua Lake Basin.
Susan Lee is a birder who shares her enthusiasm and knowledge for birds and birding while picking out the field marks and songs of our feathered friends. We’ll take a walk through the fields and forests of the CC Browne Memorial Woods, looking and listening for recent avian arrivals. The blueberry fields, recent timber harvest, and recent shrub plantings on the site create a variety of habitats attracting birds to the area. We’ll find our way to the Chocorua River and look for any birds that may be taking advantage of the unique wetlands along the stream.
The CLC was provided with Natural Resource Conservation Service grants to place nest boxes for bluebirds on this site, in addition to funding to plant fruiting shrubs for wildlife. In addition to coming to see and hear birds, come learn how the CLC is working to enhance wildlife habitat on some of our properties.
Bring your own binoculars, comfortable footwear that may get wet from dew, and dress for the weather. No experience necessary. As with most fields and woods this time of year, be prepared for ticks and other biting insects. Meet at the CC Browne Memorial Woods on Washington Hill Road in Chocorua. Hope to see you there! Questions: 603-323-6252.
Photo: Deb Marnich