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Winter & early Spring Birding Class with Scott Surner

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Hitchcock Center for the Environment

845 West Street

Amherst, MA 01002

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Winter & early Spring Birding Class


Join Scott for the 2019 winter and early spring birding class. This year because of Scott’s schedule we have him from January through mid- April. This will give participants an opportunity to explore the winter birdlife here in the valley as well as along the north shore of Massachusetts. As March approaches we’ll start to observe the beginning of the waterfowl migration into western Mass and still have an opportunity to track down some of the winter specialties still lingering into March. Later in March we’ll make a day trip to Moose Bog, Vermont looking for more winter finches (Crossbills, Evening Grosbeaks, Siskins, Redpolls) and focus in on the Boreal species that call Moose Bog home. (Spruce Grouse, Black-backed Woodpecker, Canada Jay and Boreal Chickadee) The class ends with a trip back to Plum Island in mid-April, here we’ll see more waterfowl, early arriving Herons, shorebirds, hawks, warblers, (Yellowrumped/Palm) and perhaps a Snowy Owl sitting in the dunes.


January 26th – Local 7:00-12:00 Winter finches? Horned Larks, Snow Buntings, Lapland Longspurs etc

February 16th & 17th- North Shore Weekend. Depart Hitchcock Center @ 5AM. (Sat) We’ll visit areas of Southern New Hampshire, Salisbury State Park & Plum Island (Mass) on Saturday and visit Cape Ann on Sunday (Gloucester/Rockport)

March 2nd- Local. 7:00AM- 12:00 Early Waterfowl and winter specialties.

March 9th- Local. 7:00AM-12:00 Waterfowl & open country birds.

March 23rd- Moose Bog, Vermont. All Day. Depart 5AM. (Weather permitting) Boreal Specialties & Winter Finches. Spruce Grouse/Black-backed Woodpecker/Canada Jay/Boreal Chickadee.

April 6th- Local 7:00AM-12:00 April 13th- Plum Island-All Day. 5AM-dusk. Waterfowl, Gulls, Herons and maybe a lingering Snowy Owl.


Evening Classes:

January 16th- 6:30-8:00

February 6th- 6:30-8:00

February 27th- 6:30-8:00

March 20th – 6:30-8:00 April 10th -6:30-8:00

Join this Hitchcock tradition, Scott has been doing it since 1979. Space is limited and in high demand. See our website for more details. Online registration opens on January 9 at 9am. Members $275/ Non-members $325


All cancellations will incur a 10% administrative fee. We do no accept cancellations within a week of the program.

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Hitchcock Center for the Environment

845 West Street

Amherst, MA 01002

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