Beginner Birdwatch

December 29, 2022 (Thursday) 1:00-3:00pm

Location:

Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary, Topsfield

Instructor:

Sarah Courchesne - Program Ornithologist

Audience:

Family
- children 6 & up

Members:

Adult $16.00, Child $16.00

Nonmembers:

Adult $19.00, Child $19.00
Nonmembers can join today during checkout and take immediate advantage of member prices.

Winter is a great time to be outside exploring the natural world, so stretch your legs and join us for one or more of these winter vacation week family programs. Please note that there is a different fee for the Bird Feeder program.

Parent & Child Build a Bird Feeder: Wednesday, December 28

Brighten up your yard this winter with a bird feeder handmade by you and your child. Each family will receive a kit containing all the necessary parts and step-by-step instructions to build a feeder that will attract chickadees, nuthatches, cardinals, and many other birds to your yard. A short presentation will highlight the birds that commonly come to feeders, and we will also observe birds in the sanctuary's bird garden. Please bring a hammer!

Beginner Birdwatch: Thursday, December 29

Birdwatchers come in all ages, and beginners do too. Families with kids, from babies in backpacks to teens are welcome, and so are adults of all ages, with or without kids. If you are curious about birds and want to explore the world we share with them, join us for this multigenerational, winter walk on our sanctuary trails. If you have binoculars, bring them, and if you don't, we have plenty for you to borrow. No prior experience in bird identification necessary!

Who's been here? Winter Wildlife Tracking: Friday, December 30

Ever wonder about those tracks in the snow in your backyard? Winter is a wonderful time of year to explore and learn about the many natural signs that can be used to track wildlife. Learn how to identify the different tracks and signs of the animals of winter animals as we walk the trails and explore different habitats.

Instructions and Directions:

We will spend two hours outside, walking dirt (or snowy!) trails and boardwalks. Please wear clothing and footwear appropriate for the weather. We will remain within approximately one mile of accessible restrooms and baby changing stations for the duration of our walk. We will be walking slowly, and stopping frequently to look and listen for birds together. There are several benches where you can stop and rest along the way.

Registration is required.

Meeting Place:

Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary
87 Perkins Row
Topsfield, MA 01983
Email [email protected] for more information.