Essex County Ornithological Club
Sunday, October 1, 7:30 am – 12:00 pm
Ipswich and Vicinity
Co-Sponsored by Brookline Bird Club
Tom will be focusing on migrating sparrows usually present
at the Ipswich town dump on Town Farm Road. This trip is
co-sponsored by the Essex County Ornithological Club. Co-sponsored
by the Brookline Bird Club.
Meet at Ipswich Shopping center,
Routes 133/1A. 7:30 AM
Leader: Tom Young,
Tuesday, October 17, 5:30 pm
ECOC Clubhouse Event: Watching Wondrous Waterfowl at Ipswich River
During the autumn months, thousands of migratory waterfowl
fly directly over the Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary as they
travel from their summer breeding grounds in the north to their
winter homes in the south. Each night, hundreds of ducks drop into
Bunker Meadows to rest and refuel for their journey. We will hike
down to Bunker Meadows and climb the observation tower to observe
the magnificent spectacle of ducks coming in to roost at sunset. We
will hear from ECOC council member Ava Steenstrup as she tells us
about her survey work and the amazing numbers of ducks that she has
counted flying in.
After working up an appetite counting, we
will head back up to the Nature Center for a brown-bag
Please contact Constance Lapite
if you are interested in attending as space is somewhat limited.
Meet at the Nature Center at Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary
located at 87 Perkins Row, Topsfield.
Saturday, October 21, 8:00 am –
Birding Sketchcrawl, Fall Series
Co-Sponsored by Brookline
Join Laura as she
birds and sketches favorite patches at Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary.
All artistic levels welcome. Bring your own sketching materials and
other creature comforts. Co-sponsored by the Brookline Bird Club.
Meet at Ipswich
River Wildlife Sanctuary Nature Center, 87 Perkins Row, Topsfield. 8:00
Laura de la Flor,
firstname.lastname@example.org, (978) 741-0897