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Birding By Ear in the White Mountains

Date and Time

Friday, May 18, 2018 7:30PM - Saturday, May 19, 2018 10:00AM

Location

Joe Dodge Lodge,
New Hampshire, White Mountains,
NH

Registration

Registration is required for this activity.




(best time to call: 9am - 5pm, Monday - Saturday)

Overview

Birding by ear, or learning to identify birds by sound, is a valuable skill for any birder to develop. By understanding and recognizing bird sounds, you can have a much richer and more enjoyable birding experience. Besides the obvious enjoyment and satisfaction of knowing what bird you're listening to, learning bird songs and calls is an extra tool to help you identify birds.In this program we will spend time practicing techniques that will enhance your bird-song observation skills and abilities. You will learn how to describe songs, learn mnemonics, and practice identifying bird-songs yourself. We will be exploring different habitats each day. Participants should be in good physical condition, able to hike 3-5 miles over moderate terrain while carrying a day pack. Birding Expert: Charles C. (Charlie) Browne is Director Emeritus of the Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium in St. Johnsbury, VT, following a 35-year career at the Museum, including 21 years as Executive Director until his retirement in 2013. Educated at Harvard (A.B. 1970) and Antioch New England Graduate School (M.S.T. 1980), Charlie has worked with thousands of students and hundreds of teachers in Vermont to strengthen science literacy, environmental stewardship, and excellence in education. He has deep experience as a naturalist, educator, and non-profit leader and is the recipient of the New England Museum Association's first ever Lifetime Achievement Award in 2013 and the Fairbanks Museum's 2014 Franklin Fairbanks Award. He is the founder and compiler for the Barnet (VT) Christmas Bird Count; he contributed to the second Vermont Breeding Bird Atlas as a block surveyor; and he's a frequent invited speaker to community groups in Vermont and New Hampshire on natural history, ornithology, and ecology. He has also served as a regular guest naturalist on WCAX-TV news

AMC Trip Policy

Cost*

Starting at:

Adult: $199 member / $229 non-member
*Rates above include meals, lodging, transportation to field sites, and instruction.

Driving Directions


Driving Directions to Joe Dodge Lodge at Pinkham Notch Visitor Center Address to enter into GPS: Rt. 16, Gorham, NH 03581 (44.256° N, 71.252° W) From Greater Boston Area: 1. Take I-93 North to NH Rt. 104 East (NH Exit 23). 2. Take Rt. 104 East for 8.3 miles. 3. Turn left on Rt. 3 North for 0.9 miles. 4. Turn right onto Rt. 25 East for 22.6 miles to Rt. 16 North. 5. Turn left onto Rt. 16 North to Pinkham Notch Visitor Center/Joe Dodge Lodge, located on the left side of Rt. 16 approximately 12 miles north of the Glen intersection. Or 1. Take I-95 North to NH Rt. 16 North (NH exit 4) 2. Follow 16 North approximately 90 miles to Pinkham Notch Visitor Center/Joe Dodge Lodge. From Portland, ME: 1. Take Rt. 302 West to Rt. 16 North (at North Conway, N.H.). 2. Take Rt. 16 North 20 miles to Pinkham Notch Visitor Center/Joe Dodge Lodge, on left. From Montreal: 1. Take AutoRt. 10 East to AutoRt. 55 South (north of Magog). 2. Take AutoRt. 55 South to I-91 South (at US/Canada line). 3. Take I-91 South to I-93 South (VT Exit 19). 4. Take I-93 South for 22.2 miles to Rt. 302 East (NH Exit 40). 5. Take Rt. 302 East for 40.1 miles. Turn left onto Rt. 16 North (in Glen, NH). 6. Take Rt. 16 North 20 miles to Pinkham Notch Visitor Center/Joe Dodge Lodge, located on the left. From New York City (and Hartford, CT, or western MA) 1. Take I-95 North to I-91 North (Exit 48). 2. Take I-91 North through MA and VT to Rt. 302 East (VT Exit 17). 3. Take Rt. 302 East to Rt. 16 North (in Glen, N.H.). 4. Take Rt. 16 North 20 miles to Pinkham Notch Visitor Center/Joe Dodge Lodge, located on the left. Approximate driving times and mileage to Pinkham • From Boston, 170 miles, three and a half hours. • From Portland, 80 miles, two and a half hours. • From New York City, 350 miles, eight hours. • From Montreal, 225 miles, three hours and forty-five minutes.

Female Red-winged Blackbird

Activities

Hiking
Instruction (Skills)
Naturalist
Birdwatching

Offered By

AMC Staff

Status

Open

Nearby AMC Destinations

Pinkham Notch Visitor Center
Joe Dodge Lodge

Difficulty

Easy-Moderate

Audience

Adults (18+)


Contact



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