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Essex County Ornithological Club Members Outings



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, tomyoungnh@gmail.com, (603) 493-1776


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 (bring-your-own) dinner.

Please contact Constance Lapite peteorconstance@gmail.com 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 12:00 pm
Birding Sketchcrawl, Fall Series
Co-Sponsored by Brookline Bird Club

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 am
Leader: Laura de la Flor, anhinga3@comcast.net, (978) 741-0897