2015 Autumn Field Birding with Bob Quinn

Posted on August 27, 2015

Bob Quinn, guide and owner of Merlin Wildlife Tours

The fall field birding sessions with Bob Quinn, owner of Merlin Wildlife Tours, have begun! Our first session included a rare Olive-sided Flycatcher, several tanagers, including one with a mix of red and yellow, plus 35 other species all in one spot. We had great finds and wonderful opportunities to study each bird.

WHEN: 8/21 (6:00pm), 8/29, 9/5, 9/7, 9/13, 9/19, 9/25, and 10/17 from 8:00 – 11:30am
WHY: To learn about and identify birds
COST: $305/member; $345/non-member for 8 classes. (Individual membership is $39). Sign up for any 4 sessions for $176/member; $216/non-member. Pre-registration is required. Preference will be given to those who register for the entire class.

Interested? There are still some spaces left but don’t delay because the group is limited to 10.

Scarlet Tanager

Scarlet Tanager

We are offering eight more field sessions, mostly on Saturday mornings from 8:00-11:30 am. The focus will be on migrants, especially warblers, and we plan to emphasize quality looks to better understand fall plumages and how they relate to migration. Some special sessions will be devoted to Common Nighthawk and Broad-winged Hawk migration. Spread over the next two months, you will experience the full breadth of the fall migration.

About Bob Quinn:
Bob Quinn is a native of New Hampshire who has traveled and birded throughout North America since 1972. He worked for the Audubon Society of New Hampshire for nine years, becoming their first staff ornithologist. For 20 years, he was editor of the nesting season for NH Bird Records; he was a founding member of the NH Rare Bird Committee, and he has a keen interest in the status of breeding birds in New Hampshire.

He continues as an active volunteer for NH Audubon, and in 2010 he was honored with the respected Goodhue-Elkins award for contributions to ornithology in the state. He has led hundreds of field trips throughout North America including Alaska and Hawaii, as well as dozens of trips to Trinidad, Costa Rica, Belize, Panama, Ecuador, Brazil, Peru, Venezuela, Australia, New Zealand, Kenya, and Bhutan.