North Country bird walk will celebrate International Migratory Bird Day Saturday
GORHAM — The public is invited to join White Mountain National Forest biologist Lesley Rowse on Saturday in the North Country for an early-morning bird walk to celebrate International Migratory Bird Day.
The two-hour walk will begin at 7 a.m. at the parking area near Hastings Campground at the junction of Route 113 and Wild River Road in Gorham.
People of all ages are welcome, according to state wildlife officials.
Each spring, millions of migratory birds return to the United States and Canada to breed and raise their young. A variety of birds — including several species of warblers and thrush — return annually to breed in the White Mountain National Forest.
“This particular area is usually bursting with the sounds of singing birds,” Rowse said in a news release.
“Last year we heard Parula warblers, chestnut-sided warblers, hermit thrush, Louisiana water thrush, rose-breasted grosbeaks, and chipping sparrows,” Rowse said.
The theme of International Migratory Bird Day 2013 is “Life Cycles.”
The theme details all aspects of a migratory bird’s life, from nesting and migration to breeding and raising young. Most importantly, it addresses the need for conservation throughout the life cycle.
International Migratory Bird Day is sponsored by Environment for the Americas. The day is intended to celebrate the migration of more than 350 species of birds that nest in North America, and winter in Latin America and the Caribbean.
For more information, contact Rowse at 603-466-2713.
To improve the chance of seeing your comment posted here or published in the New Hampshire Union Leader:
- Identify yourself. Accounts using fake or incomplete names are suspended regardless of the quality of posts.
- Say something new, stay on topic, keep it short.
- Links to outside URLs are discouraged, if used they should be on topic.
- Avoid comments in bad taste, write well, avoid using all capital letters
- Don't cite facts about individuals or businesses without providing a means to verify the claim
- If you see an objectionable comment please click the "Report Abuse" button and be sure to tell us why.
Note: Comments are the opinion of the respective poster and not of the publisher.Be the first to comment.