Cape Ann Winter Birding Weekend
Published: January 22, 2013
Cape Ann on the North Shore is known to birdwatchers worldwide for its numbers of winter seabirds. Loons, grebes, gannets, sea ducks, and alcids gather in impressive concentrations and variety, and a careful exploration of the area's gorgeous coastal geography is quite likely to turn up such winter bird specialties as the harlequin duck.
Mass Audubon expert guides and the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce are planning a Winter Birding Weekend February 1-3 filled with opportunity for bird lovers of all skill levels to explore the region’s hot spots—including an ocean boat trip on that Sunday (weather permitting).
Chris Leahy, Bertrand Chair of Natural History and Field Ornithology, will be joined by colleagues including Regional Scientist Robert Buchsbaum, Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary Director Carol Decker, Important Bird Areas Director Wayne Petersen, and Director of Bird Monitoring Joan Walsh.
Also, the Audubon Shop will have a booth in the exhibitor hall for participants seeking quality birding equipment and merchandize, and information about Mass Audubon.
For Winter Birding Weekend registration information and to learn more, visit www.capeannchamber.com/birdingweekend.