The wide variety of habitats along the North Shore provide us with numerous excellent birding opportunites. Starting at Salisbury Beach in the far northeastern corner of the state, we will head to Parker River National Wildlife Refuge. We will bird our way south through Newbury, Rowley, and Ipswich, with other locations possible. We will explore fields, marshes, woods, estuaries, and beaches looking for rails, bitterns, flycatchers, sparrows, warblers, vireos, shorebirds, ducks, and likely some surprise species. Specific targets could include American Golden Plover, Merlin, Peregrine Falcons, Dilckcissel, Ruddy Duck, Red-throated Loon, and Orange-crowned Warbler. .
1. Meet at Drumlin Farm, where we will travel together in Mass Audubon vans. All participants riding in a Mass Audubon vehicle must be masked and present their vaccination record - actual or photo. Masks are optional when not in vans.
2. We'll stop for lunch, not included in fee, at a location to be determined depending on which species we target. Participants are also invited to bring their own lunch.
3. Participants are encouraged to bring binoculars, sun protection, good walking shoes, water, and snacks. Trip leaders will be bringing scopes.