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Whip-poor-wills, Rails and other Bolton Specialties
Sponsored by Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary
Sat, Jun 05, 2010 3:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Location: Bolton, MA
Instructors: Kathy Seymour - Drumlin Farm Tour Leader; Tia Pinney - Education Coordinator, Mass Audubon Drumlin Farm
Members: Adult $40.00
Nonmembers: Adult $50.00
The Bolton Flats Wildlife Management Area and nearby conservation land provide a wealth of habitats (and birds) that can be easily sampled in just a few hours - river, ponds, freshwater marsh, farm fields, thickets, woodland and extensive grasslands. Vesper and Chipping Sparrows, Prairie Warbler and Brown Thrasher nest in nearby grasslands. The marsh provides habitat for a number of Virginia Rails and Sora and we may find American Bittern, Wilson's Snipe and Pied-billed Grebe. An area specialty is a remnant of the increasingly hard to find sandy Pitch Pine-Scrub Oak woods favored by Whip-poor-wills. We will listen for these birds to begin calling at dusk, as they get ready for a night of insect catching. Depending on water levels, shorebirds and ducks can be found in wet areas in the fields, and [out a] many songbirds can be seen in the thickets and woodlands. Around sunset, we will have a picnic dinner in the field as we wait for the Whip-poor-wills to begin calling.
Open to anyone age 16 or older. Transportation provided form Drumlin Farm Education parking lot.
Instructions and Directions: Transportation provided from Drumlin Farm Education parking lot. Bring snacks, drinks, and supplies for your picnic dinner.
Registration is required.
For more information, contact:
Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary
208 South Great Road
Lincoln, MA 01773