Hello, fellow birders - We had a great time on previous Plum Island outings with Vermont birders and migrating birds. We're planning another expedition to celebrate fall migration and feast our eyes on shorebirds, swallows, ducks, swans, songbirds and raptors. September is a great time to be on Plum Island and at Parker River NWR. The beach crowds have disappeared so there’s plenty of parking at all the great birding spots and – even better – the dreaded Greenhead Flies are gone. (Those critters can bite through denim!) Bernie and Maeve will be on the island from 9/23 to 9/30, with guided bird walks Thursday, Friday and Saturday (and maybe Sunday, depending on interest). Each walk lasts from 7:00 to 11:00 ($20/person), but early birders may join Bernie and Maeve at 5:30 for a head start on the birds and the beauty. Photographic opportunities abound on this scenic island with glorious sunrises and sunsets. - We can provide some suggestions about lodging and eating. (There's LOTS of good seafood in the area!) Please join us for one day or a few!
Contact me off-list if you’re interested.
For pictures and memories from past trips, check out these posts: