Fall Birding Workshop Series: Confusing Fall Warblers
November 5 @ 7:30 am - 11:30 am
Mass Audubon naturalists Zach Adams and and Dale Abrams will spend the morning visiting several Berkshire lakes in search of migrating waterfowl that only briefly stop over in the area, ending with a stop at Bartlett’s Apple Orchard for hot cider and doughnuts.
The group will search for loons, grebes and the hundreds of ducks fleeing the cold of the north, and travel by Mass Audubon vehicle or carpool between sites, with minimal hiking involved. Spotting scopes will be provided.
This three program series is a great way to take a deep dive into fall bird migration. Beginning with the earlier September warbler migrants, the group will also search for October sparrows. You can sign up for one program or all three.
Groups are limited, and Mass Audubon can’t take walk-ins right now, for safety, so you will need to save space ahead. You will need to dress for the weather and prepare for uneven terrain. This is a popular program and tends to sell out well ahead, they say, and they ask everyone please to limit their sign-ups to two dates at a time.
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