Prescott Farm will be hosting two adult bird watching walks, on Saturday, May 5th and Saturday May 12th, 2018, to provide people of all ages and abilities the opportunity to go birdwatching. The second of the two falls on International Migratory Bird Day! Our experienced naturalists will lead participants on a walk to locate and identify a variety of species of birds.
It’s early May and the woods are alive with the songs of migrating birds returning from the sunny south—birdwatching at its best. If you love birds, this is the program for you. No birdwatching experience necessary, binoculars are available onsite. Join us for Eyes on Migrators [Adults], Saturdays, May 5 & May 12; 8:00-10:00am at Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center, 928 White Oaks Rd, Laconia NH. Cost is $12 /session ($10 Members); $15 at the door. For more information and to register in advance visit www.prescottfarm.org. The NH Audubon Society will also be hosting a number of birdwatching events and walks across the state on May 12th. For a listing of all 15 Audubon trips with details and registration information, visit nhaudubon.org.
Birdwatching is one of the fastest growing hobbies in North America. Over 50 million Americans participate in an excursion to observe wild birds each year. It’s a wonderful way to spend time outside, provides opportunities to be challenged and learn new things, meet new people and become involved in conservation. It can be relaxing and lots of fun. If you haven’t tried it, if it’s been a while since you’ve done it or if you are an avid birder, this weekend is a perfect way to celebrate the birds. This event is a celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, a federal law enacted in 1918 to prohibit the killing, capturing or selling of over 800 species of migratory birds. The law was passed during a time when many bird species were being threatened by commercial trade in birds and bird feathers. It has been responsible for protecting countless species of birds from extinction.